Target: Toshiaki Takezawa and the National Institute of Agrobiological Societies.
Goal: Applaud scientists for inventing an alternative to cosmetic animal testing that could forever end the inhumane practice.
Cosmetic companies in the United States and Japan drip toxic substances into a restrained and conscious animal’s eyes, without any pain relief to the animal, to test cosmetic products. At the end of the test, the animal is usually killed by asphyxiation or decapitation. Japanese scientists invented an alternative method to testing makeup on animal eyes. The success of the new invention would render any “purpose” of animal testing obsolete.
Scientists worked to invent a system that will counter all of the cosmetic companies’ excuses for testing cosmetic products on the eyes of defenseless animals. Animal testing is already banned in the European Union. Many cosmetic companies in the United States and Japan, however, still carelessly conduct painful tests on animals to determine toxicity of cosmetic products before selling the products to consumers.
The biological technology of the cornea replica system is impressive. The scientists invented a thin cornea membrane. When the scientists put the membrane into a container, they can cultivate human cornea cells that replicate a human cornea. According to Takezawa, these cells are as “effective” as animal testing at detecting toxic chemicals in 90% of cases. Also according to Takezawa, the new method if even more “cost effective” than animal testing.
Animal activists have tirelessly publicized and boycotted companies that conduct outdated, inhumane tests on animals. But, most cosmetic companies have not heeded public sentiment. This new technology will offer an alternative to animal testing and further expose its senseless cruelty. .
By signing the petition below you applaud Toshiaki Takezawa and the National Institute of Agrobiological Societies for using their time, intelligence, and resources to develop alternatives to animal testing. This petition will publicize their alternative and expose the ruthless companies that still use animal testing .
Dear Toshiaki Takezawa and the National Institute of Agrobiological Societies:
Cosmetic companies in the United States and Japan drip toxic substances into restrained and conscious animal’s eyes to test cosmetic products. At the end of the test, the animal is usually killed by asphyxiation or decapitation. Your invention that replicates a human cornea provides an amazing alternative that may end this disgusting and inhume practice.
We applaud your time and effort towards ending animal testing in the United States and Japan. You have our thanks and full support as you promote and market your technology.
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