Well, it’s not a real solution to stopping animal testing, but it’s worth mentioning.
Funnyman and animal advocate Ricky Gervais, a supporter of the Humane Society International’s Be Cruelty-Free campaign, offered up a way to stop companies from testing shampoo on innocent animals.
Warning: Don’t get shampoo in your eyes. It really stings. There. Now no one has to fucking torture any animals for their entire lives. RT
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) November 9, 2012
Obviously, he’s joking (sort of), but the truth behind the joke is that companies test shampoos, lipsticks, skin creams and more on animals in horrific painful ways, while none of it is necessary. In fact, the FDA doesn’t even require cosmetic companies to test their products on animals. Companies that do it choose to do it.
You can fix the problem by not getting shampoo in your eyes as Ricky suggests, or even better, buying cosmetics from companies that do not test on animals. If people won’t buy it, companies won’t do it.