The other day, just out of curiosity, I Googled which companies still test their products on animals. Yes, I do stuff like this... Anyway... I don't know why I expected the list to be short... maybe I'm naive? Maybe because it's 2012 and I thought that people have come to their senses by now? But PETA's list of Companies that do Test on Animals was long. Very long. I mean, I barely have a product in my house right now that's not on the list.
I was shocked to see most of my favorite companies on there. What the hell? Why are they still testing on animals when there are other methods for evaluating product safety? Why is this even still legal?
And what am I supposed to do now? Throw out all my current products in protest? Well, that would be the right thing to do, I guess. But you all know how expensive these types of products can be, and it has taken me years of testing different products to find my favorites and the ones that work best for me. So I really don't think that I can do that.
This has bothered me for a few days now, and I could barely go grocery shopping this past weekend. I'm stuck in a moral dilemma and I need to know what your thoughts are on this matter. Should I boycott all the companies that still test on animals? Or should I turn a blind eye and hope and pray that those companies will stop testing on animals?
Obviously, I know what the right thing to do is, but I guess I'm just hoping for an alternative. I would love to hear your opinions on this.