One of the comments to the post from lady who is vegan, which obviously means she cares about animal's welfare said that she uses some of L'Oreal products but will stop immediately now that she learned about animal testing because they (the animals) are worth it .
|From Wake Up and Care Diem|
Bunnies are secured while substances are dropped in their eyes, they don't have tear duct and therefore can't release sting and pain.
Other animals are shaved and scraped until their skin is sensitive and then substances are applied to the skin while group of researchers make sure animal can't itch or remove substance.
We all know how much it hearts when we squirt something in our eyes or when our skin is irritated. Imaging how much pain these poor creatures must go thorough for hours and days and than add constant fear and stress to that.
Other animals being tested on are dogs and cats, mostly from the shelter where they were scheduled to be put down. After arriving to the lab I am sure they wish they were put down and out of their misery.
L'Oreal has marketing slogan "Because you are worth it", but are you really? Do you really think that your long lashes are worth inflicting pain on other creatures when you can get them without causing suffering to animal?. We are contracted differently from rabbits, cats and dogs so after all the animal testing products still need to be tested on humans. So, all that testing and suffering gave a little of results, a little bit of understanding how substance works but you still need to know how it works on humans.
L'Oreal will supposedly go cruelty free in 2013, according to Livin Cruelty Free. Until then you can use alternative cosmetic products such as Avon, Bath and Body Works, Tressemme etc. Peta is good source of cruelty free products and for ways to help end animal testing and cruelty. See full Peta's list of cruelty free cometisc.
L'Oreal Will Be Going Cruelty Free in 2013!
L'Oreal's Crues Animal Testing Practice
Animal Testin Cruelty