Cruelty towards Animals in the name of Testing

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My love for animals made me search for the effects of cosmetic testing on animals where I came across these few points which make me think “Do I really look beautiful after using products which may have led to the cruelty towards innocent animals”…I look like a Hangman ..and so do all of us because of whom these companies are still carrying on such in-human animal testing.

1. Animal testing exclusively involves mice and rats.
Companies that conduct animal testing use many different species. After mice and rats, rabbits, guinea pigs, and dogs are the most commonly used animals.

2. When you test shampoo on animals, you simply rub it on their fur.
Animal testing usually involves applying chemicals or products to animals’ shaved skin or eyes. In one of the most commonly used tests, researchers put chemicals into their eyes and record the state of the injured eye for 21 days.

3. Animals can’t feel pain.
A recent experiment found that when mice are exposed to painful stimuli, they display facial expressions very similar to those humans show when in pain. Research has also found that many animals even suffer from depression, anxiety, and other psychological disorders in laboratories.

4. All animals in laboratories have some legal protection.
The only federal law that applies to animals used for testing is the Animal Welfare Act, which only regulates cage size, cleanliness, and food and water, but does not limit the procedures that can be done. This law excludes rats, mice, birds, cold-blooded animals, and animals commonly killed for food—so rats and mice, the animals most commonly used in toxicity tests, are not even given minimal protections.

5. Animals are well cared for and are given anesthesia or painkillers during tests.
Generally, animals are not given anesthesia even during extremely painful tests.

6. Some animals get to live happy lives once they are not needed for any more testing.
Every year, millions of animals used for testing are killed during the experiment or soon after.

7. Cosmetic testing on animals is required by law.
The United States does not require tests on cosmetics. In fact, hundreds of companies do not test their products on animals, just look for the rabbit logo on the label that tells you that your beauty product is animal-friendly.

8. Testing cosmetics on animals tells us whether the products are safe.
It’s difficult to interpret what animal test results mean for humans, because each species reacts differently to various substances.

9. There aren’t any alternatives to animal tests.
There are many cheaper and faster alternative methods that produce more accurate information. Examples include artificial human skin and robotic technology that can screen thousands of chemicals at once using cells grown in the lab.

10. Companies always use the most current testing methods.
Many companies continue to test chemicals and products using animal-based tests developed in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s.

11. There is nothing I can do to stop animal suffering in laboratories.
There are many things you can do to help animals in laboratories.

* Look for an animal-testing free logo on products you buy.
* Use an alternative to dissection in science class.
* Start a campaign making people aware about these animal testing myths.

This article is still better. The other articles were spine chilling and when I searched for images in google, I couldn’t stop my tears from rolling down.

As end consumers we don’t have much to do except the most important part-Stop using products those are tested on Animals. Looks for the rabbit sign which says its animal friendly. Let our lipstick, shampoo’s, eyeliner be the reason of somebody’s pain.

These points are re=searched from the website: http://www.dosomething.org/tipsandtools/11-myths-about-animal-testing and I don’t own any ownership. The Purpose of this Post is just to share the awareness because I know we all care.

The Game of Power

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The Game of Power.

What is Rape all about? Is it all about lust and excitement? No its nothing but the feeling which says “I am Superior”. It’s the Game of Power. Most of us may have experienced this situation in a crowded place. Irrespective of age color or size, when we are shopping in those street shops, or travelling in a crowded bus or train or simply walking down the footpath. All of a sudden somebody smack your back and gets diluted in the crowd or push you or simply try to touch you. Do you think the boy or man was sexually aroused or lust you. No. never…It’s just a feeling which tells them that “you are a Man, You are
Superior, you have the right of doing this”.And when the girl’s protests, their supremacy are hurt. They take this as an insult and start to devise plans on how to take revenge on her.

We girls are not lesser in any attributes except a social stigma that was again created by Man himself to maintain his highness. A man knows that he cannot affect a girl in any other way except this one single way. In the recent incident “that animal” lost his control because Amanat/Damini was giving him a tough fight. Instead of surrendering to him, she protested. She hurt his Little Male Ego and he taught her a good lesson.

In our society, in every home it’s taught that girls/women should keep quite and tolerate because a man is the head of the family. Then what are we??? Where do we stand?

Did we ever think who has given this power? Its we..And today it’s again we, who are suffering. In some ways our society are more matured. Where a family brings up a son and daughter equally with equal dignity and some still remain with this thought that daughters are a curse to the family. They are just fit to be in the kitchen and in the Bed. And when people from these two mentalities collide it gives rise to incidences like this.

We do have Men who are loving fathers, protective brothers, who respect each girl they meet and there are some who believes that there is only one way to prove your power of manhood and that is when you cripple a woman’s sanity. Until we have an educated society which will bridge these two strata’s of thinking, such incidences would continue to happen

A note to the Bikers

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Dear Biker,

 

Its really great to feel the adrenalin rush when ur bikes go VRRROMMMMMMMMM through the busy roads. The way u change lanes swaying ur entire bike this way that way and leaving all behind, breaking traffic rules and reaching ur destination much before the anticipated time. U might feel that “Oh GOD, what great riding skills I have. I have left everyone behind. I am the winner”.

But did you ever care to see behind, when u were suddenly changing lanes and complimenting ur balancing skills a father was carrying his little school kids and just because he was slow and cautious he saved a fall which may had led his bike to skid under the wheels of the Bus, whose driver was unaware of this sudden misfortune. And God Forbid if this would have happened then the fellow people would have beaten him to death.

A note to Bikers

We all leave our home with an expectation to come back safe to our beloved families. Similarly they also wait for us through the day just to see us safe at the end of the day. Old parents look through the window – when will my son come back from work. The wait from 6:00 to 6:10 pm looks endless. Children after spending the entire day in school and daycare yearn to run to their parents just for that 2 seconds hug and open their boxes of daily activities.

Just for one thrilling adventure of urs this all comes crashing down. Did u ever think of those people who get handicapped resulting as accident? If not then try walking for 1 day in one foot and then I guess U can understand the pain they have to suffer their entire life. Ever though how life becomes miserable at the very thought of losing our loved ones.

We call an accident a misfortune. Yes at times it’s a misfortune but at times its carelessness. If I am at fault I should be punished not certain innocent people whom I don’t know and neither care to know.

Take care of urself and the others with whom we share our daily travel.