Ugly Secrets of Beauty in Cosmetics

By WooJin


Screen Shot 2019-07-18 at 4.16.32 PMHell. Hell is the cage where is locked animals up to wait to enter the laboratory. Hell is the world where the animal trapped in the dark forever after horrible experiments in cosmetics.

In animal testing, usually there are rabbits, mice, hamster, guinea pigs. Limped eyes, lovely ears, soft hairs, cute and small body. How people put cosmetic ingredients into their pretty eyes and give unforgettable pains mentally and physically. You can’t even imagine how cruel the experiments are. 

Screen Shot 2019-07-18 at 4.16.38 PMDripping ingredients into eyes, smearing them onto skin, injecting the chemical in body, force-feeding, like these all evil experiments are what people do to animals in the world right now. 

According to the Humane Society International, approximately 100,000 – 200,000 animals suffer and die just for cosmetics every year around the world. Additionally, according to the Cruelty-Free International report in  2017, there are 1,390 animals are harmed every day. 

Can you imagine these tremendous statistics and terrible situations in your head?

Cosmetic scientists should stop treating animals as tools. Especially China, according to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals(PETA), where the legislation are still required animal testing for all imported cosmetics today and the government even requires cosmetics companies to pay for cruel and deadly tests on animals. Many animals are suffering now. 

Cosmetic scientists in China should stop. Right now. They should protect animals’ valuable lives from every egregious experiments. Animals are not our tools.

The test is for looking at the sign of illness, hazards and cancer. The animals are forced to swallow massive chemicals to look at whether it brings the deaths or not. These terrible tests take tremendous tragedies. Blindness, swollen eyes, bleeding body, damages in organs, convulsion and death. They are just killed at the ends. They are just killed.

However, animal testing improves much better safety of cosmetics. Much of the attention of animal testing focuses on the potential for harm. Animals are the next closest level of human on our planet, and this is why we use animals. 

By animal testing, people will never be exposed to any harmful chemicals or toxins in cosmetics. To protect the large number in human life, we use animals. But we need new methods now. It’s so cruel that people use animals as tools unintentionally and make enormous amount of deaths and injuries. Animals carry all pains forever.

Darkness. This is only animals can see in their lives. They might shiver forever in poor and dark world. They can’t see any beautiful, wonderful, delightful things in their worlds. They can’t walk and run in the wheel and grass. They can’t tell what they want. Their worlds are changed completely tragically after they enter the laboratory. 

Their post-life is hell, just as they were locked in chains to wait for the experiment. They are shouting. They are asking for helps now. We should make them to escape from hell.

Dr. Katy Taylor, its director of science and regulatory affairs, told Newsbeat “With the advancement of more humane alternatives, the time has come for us to rethink the use of animal experiments”. This is the time to use animals no more.

“We don’t live in a world of perfect non-violent beauty”, Abhijit Naskar, the Constitution of The United Peoples of Earth said. Even though cosmetics make people’s beauty, there are cruelty and inhumanity behind cosmetics. Their lives can’t be used for better conditions in our lives. We have to protect their valuable lives. 


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