Dogs and cats make up less than 1 percent of animals involved in research and testing.
All of us benefit from animal research. The advances made through biomedical research mean we have vaccines, treatments, and cures for diseases that have the potential to cripple or kill. We are able to use products and medications with confidence knowing that their safety has been tested. And as we age, we can enjoy a better quality of life than people just a few generations ago.
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Why is it important to conduct product safety tests on animals when “cruelty-free” products are available?
The term "cruelty-free" is often misleading, misused, and misunderstood. Since federal law mandates that each product on the market undergo stringent testing, the companies that use the "cruelty-free" label either contract out for the animal tests or use products and ingredients already deemed to be safe through animal testing. more...