I love animals.
I understand there are times when experiments need to be conducted on animals to save human lives.
I know that many people are alive today because of the sacrifices made by animals (with no consent from the animals).
What I do not understand is intentionally inflicting pain on ANY animal (including humans).
So, hats off to L'Oreal (the cosmetic people) and Hurel Corporation for their research into creating a way to test cosmetics without having to use animals -- using, instead, human tissue cultures. It is a testament to the inherent good in all humans that computer simulations and tissue cultures like these are being used more and more instead of animals. I just wish we were advanced enough technologically to be able to do all scientific experiments without harming animals. :-(
You can read about the new method here