Question: Which personal care, non-pharmaceutical products are required by law to be tested on animals?.
Yes that is right. There is NO law that requires companies to test their personal care and household products on animals before selling them to consumers! .
Just picture this. Captured from the wilderness with his mother a young chimpanzee all of about 6 months is imprisoned in a cage, in a dark lonely room. Strange people (at it seems to him) with white cloaks circle him day to day poking him with long sharp sticks. A long tube that was drilled into his head runs along until it reaches a kind of box. A cramping pain starts in his leg. He tries to move it, but to no avail. The metal bars prevent any kind of movement. All that keeps him going through the day is a measly piece of bread, a cup of water, and knowing that his mother is in the next room. At night, all can be heard is the long wailing of the chimpanzee, and his mother replying to her son's cry of pain. But one night the young chimpanzee wails alone, his mother is not responding to his cries. He wonders what happened to her. Now at night he doesn't bother wailing for her, his big brown eyes just stares into the darkness.
Animal testing is a cruel process in which scientists expose animals to painful, cruel the unnecessary tests often without the use of pain killers. Animal tests are done in order to help a company find out the possible harmful effect of their products on humans. Take for example the Draize test. Rabbits are chained down to a bench and their eyes forced open. Next the scientist pours their new test product (e.g. shampoo) into them, to find out how irritating it is. The innocent rabbit cries and squirms, because (as everyone knows) shampoo stings if put into eyes. This is just one of the many cruelties that animal testing brings upon animals. .
Each year millions of animal are examined, blinded, scalded, force-fed chemicals, genetically manipulated, and otherwise hurt and killed in the name' of science.