Colgate- Palmolive- o alta companie gigant care isi testeaza produsele pe animale.

Am gasit un studiu despre testearea pe animale a produselor cosmetice, destul de specific scris: “The ugly face of the beauty industry: animal testing”. Pentru o pasta de dinti Colgate au rezultat urmatoarele date:

“ANIMAL TESTING: Colgate-Palmolive

Company conducting the tests: Colgate-Palmolive

Product name: Colgate Sensitive Maximum Strength toothpaste (tested as a
whole product) available in the USA

Date published: 2003

Country test conducted in: USA

Animals: 70 rats

Summary of test: The rats were deliberately bred to have dental problems and
were then infected with bacteria straight into their mouths. Many of the animals
had advanced tooth decay, including holes in their teeth, by the end of the study,
which may have been extremely painful and caused difficulty eating. They then
had toothpaste syringed into their mouths twice a day and were killed after 20
days. Throughout the entire study the rats were denied even the minimal comfort
of bedding in case it became embedded in the holes in their teeth.

!!Neither the rat studies, nor the test-tube studies also conducted, showed any
difference between Colgate Sensitive Maximum Strength and another
commercially-available toothpaste. Even so, the researchers concluded that
Colgate Sensitive Maximum Strength “may be highly effective at inhibiting the
caries process”. This outcome suggests that the animal tests for this new product
provided no new or relevant results.!!

Replacing the animal tests: A battery of standard in vitro (test tube) tests
comparing the new product to commercially available products, followed by
carefully controlled clinical trials, would have been a safe and effective way of
testing new products. Colgate-Palmolive admits that the only reason the animal
tests are done is because they are faster and cheaper, not because they are
necessary before the clinical trials.
This exposes the complete lack of concern
Colgate-Palmolive has about animal suffering and how animal suffering comes
far below profits in its list of priorities.”


Himalaya Dental Cream – Pasta de dinti

Pasta de dinti vegetariana, netetstata pe animale. Ce imi place foarte mult este faptul ca nu este tocmai cea mai naturista,  dar asta inseamna ca nu are gust de pamant, argila, etc, ci are un gust bun  mentolat, chimic, numa bun 😛

Pretul este in jur de 10-12 lei.

“Actiune: Sensibilitatea dentara apare datorita lipsei de protectie, fiind rezultatul actiunilor gingivale. Pasta de dinti Himalaya asigura actiune antibacteriana si antioxidanta, confera intarirea si reducerea inflamatiilor gingiilor, opreste sangerarea acestora, previne durerile, caderea dintilor, controland respiratia urat mirositoare. Intareste gingiile si lupta impotriva microbilor.”



February 5, 2010

Au trecut aproape 4 luni de cand m-am lasat de fumat, dar daca as fi stiut inainte ceea ce stiu acum, ar fi fost cu siguranta de ajuns sa ma las mai repede.

Smoking doesn’t just kill people.

Hundreds of thousands of animals are still used in cruel tests conducted by cigarette companies.

Even though U.S. federal law does not require that tobacco products be tested on animals and even though smoking experiments on animals have been illegal in Britain since 1997, thousands of animals are still kept in restraints like smoke masks and body holders and subjected to horrific experiments every year.

At this very moment, pregnant monkeys at the Oregon Regional Primate Research Center (ORPRC) are being kept in small, barren metal cages, their fetuses exposed to nicotine. Funded by the U.S. government, ORPRC experimenter Eliot Spindel acknowledges that “the deleterious effects of maternal smoking during pregnancy are all too well established.” Yet his five year study, during which he will kill the baby monkeys and dissect their lungs, is funded (with tax money) through 2004.

This is one of countless examples of cruel and completely unnecessary experiments. Experimenters have taken large grants from cigarette manufacturer Philip Morris; from government agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institutes of Health; and even from the March of Dimes, to inject animals with nicotine, force them to inhale smoke and addict them to tobacco–a substance that they would never normally encounter or imbibe if left in peace.

Other examples of smoking experiments on animals include :

* Cutting holes in beagles’ throats through which the dogs are forced to breathe concentrated cigarette smoke for a year.

* Inserting electrodes into dogs’ penises to measure the effect of cigarette smoke on sexual performance.

* Strapping masks to the faces of rats and monkeys and permanently restraining them to force them to breathe cigarette smoke constantly.

* Forcing dogs to be on mechanical ventilators and chronically exposed to cigarette smoke.”