Fate always plays its trick on me. It never supports me in reaching office in time. And same applies to leaving office early. So as usual I missed the staff bus by a split second.20 mins for next bus. My office is built in natural surroundings. There’s a lake and ducks and trees and rabbits. So I decided to take a walk.
There were few rabbits playing. I went near and they ran. I went away and they started playing again. I had a carrot and tried to lure them with it. Succeeded !!! 🙂 Didn’t want to miss another bus, so left in a while.
Don’t know why but for a moment, I got connected to them. Not that I like animals. I prefer being away from them. Before this, I got connected to my grandpa’s dog. And this is all about me and animals till date.
I am sure testing on animals in cosmetic industry is not new to any one of us. Just type animal testing in search of You Tube and you will find hundreds of videos showing human atrocities on animals. And I am sure even you are empathetic about it as I am right now. But I thought of doing my bit today and passing it on to you. Hence this post. 🙂
PETA has listed companies which do and don’t test on animals.
Here’s the link
So what do I do? The first thing which will come to your mind is ‘the least I can do is stop using the products of the company which does animal testing’. True. But my reasoning is that if the company loses 10 consumers in a consumer base of thousands, how will it affect. So I think, if you want , Yes stop using their products. But with it we all can raise a voice. May be it would not make a difference .May be it would.
So how do I raise voice? I am dedicated consumer of Neutrogena and I discovered it today that they do animal testing. So yes I am going to stop using their products and as their dedicated consumer mail them saying that ‘I would be waiting for using their products till they stop animal testing’.
My intention of the post is not asking everyone to stop using products of the company that support animal testing. But if you feel doing so, go for it. If some of you understand the scientific reason for testing on animals and if you can suggest an alternative, please do so.
I want you to share your opinions and how would you try to make a difference. The whole idea is to share and touch that hidden morality in us.
Some of things which I can think :-
- If you are not sure of companies stand on animal testing, then mail them asking information in a very healthy way.
- Talk to friends and inform them of any such company you know.
- Share the videos on facebook, orkut. You never know how many people would start following it.
- You can always use those status messages on facebook.
- You can blog about it.
You never know, just a small concern can make a difference.