LUSH Cosmetics Fights Animal Testing by “Torturing” Human Subject

So tell us, Is "human experimentation" performance art haute or not?

  • 168 Votes HELL NO! It's a cheap stunt that objectifies women and torture.
  • 1,244 Votes HELL YES! Only shocking imagery will help end animal testing in cosmetics.

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Although cosmetics testing on animals was banned throughout Europe nearly two decade ago, the sale of animal-tested products is still permitted in the United Kingdom and other countries. In the United States, federal law requires companies to assure that their products are safe but does not require animal testing. Despite the established alternatives, however, a number of manufacturers continue to test new cosmetics ingredients on animals.

Cosmetics testing on animals was banned throughout Europe years ago, but selling animal-tested products is still permitted.

“The beauty industry continues needless animal testing and it’s time for it to stop,” Kate Willett, director of regulatory toxicology, risk assessment, and alternatives for HSUS. “Consumers are largely unaware that some shampoos and lipsticks still involve chemical poisoning of animals such as rabbits and mice. Science has moved us beyond this and there is no place for cosmetic testing on animals in modern society.”

“Fighting Animal Testing” is part awareness campaign, part petition. As the initiative rolls out in 48 countries and more than 700 LUSH stores in the United States, Canada, Europe, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, and Russia, members of the public are urged to sign national petitions in LUSH stores and online to demand an end to the antiquated practice.

“Animals should not have to rely on voluntary codes of conduct but should be protected by robust laws that force all companies to adopt humane methods to bring their products to market,” says Brandi Halls, North American campaign manager for LUSH.

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2 Responses to “LUSH Cosmetics Fights Animal Testing by “Torturing” Human Subject”

  1. slittle01 says:

    I am so against animal testing on everything. Most people don’t know that their cosmetics were/are being tested on animals. I believe that if more people were informed of this, they would stop using the products. I would like to know how to tell if something was tested on animals. Where do I find out what cosmetics are tested on animals and can you trust it to be true?

  2. dangmouse says:

    Thank you much for this powerful video and even more powerful performance. Above all thank you Jacqueline Traides, you did an amazing job for an amazing cause. Would you please consider coming to the San Francisco Bay Area to perform this powerful message in the same manor in a store front window? I know it would be seen by millions and appreciated so strongly for its powerful message and probably be carried on all news casts such as ktvu if you informed them ahead of time. I live just north of San Francisco which is why I think this area would be a great location.

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