Things That Kids Can Do To Help
DONT USE PRODUCTS THAT HAVE
BEEN TESTED ON ANIMALS ***
Every single day more than 38,000 animals are used to
test cosmetics, toiletries like toothpaste and shampoo, and household detergents and
cleaners. The most common test is called the Draize test where products are put
directly into the animals eyes and technicians record the effects. The
"Lethal Dose" test measures the amount of a product it takes to kill part of a
group of animals forced to eat it. THESE
TESTS ARE NOT REQUIRED BY LAW, but some companies continue to
use them to protect themselves from future lawsuits.
Companies that dont use animals use human volunteers to
test their products. This makes more sense because rabbits, guinea pigs, mice, rats
and other small animals are not like people at all so theres no guarantee that their
reactions will be similar. More than 500 companies have already given up animal
Use only cruelty-free products check the labels before
you buy. You can also write to PETA, 501 Front Street, Norfolk, Virginia 23510 for
free lists of hundreds of cruelty-free companies or see who does anddoes not test on animals by clicking here. Share
the list with your friends.
If you have cruel products in your home, ask your parents if
you can mail them back to the companies that made them (try sending them C.O.D. which
means the receiver pays the postage). Some companies will send you a refund.
Heres a sample letter:
Proctor & Gamble Co.
P.O. Box 599
Cincinnati, OH 45202