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what drives the animal testing industry? (english)
05 Sep 2002
why the hell do they test their products on animals?
why the hell do they test their products on animals?

the free market requires manufacturers to keep releasing
new products and renew the old ones constantly, or else
it would seem old and less attractive to the idiot costumer.
what most companies do in this case is to take the old
product, add some new ingrediant to it, renew the logo (or
add a ?new? stamp) and presto: a whole new product.
in order to add that new ingrediant, the company must get
a permit from the FDA (food and drug administration).
and in order to get that permit they need to test the
ingrediant somehow. now there
are hundreds of tests that does not include animals, but the
ones that does include animals are much cheaper to conduct.
after all a monkey goes for about $150, a rat for less then
1 dollar.
the companies could choose not to add an
ingrediand that requires animals testing, or they could
choose and alternative for the test it self but no, they just
want more money, they need more money.
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