If you have ordered Dalby Day Skin Smoothing Serum before, then you may know our original mission: To put lab animals out of business. Dalby Day Skin Smoothing Serum was developed as a holistic, natural solution for Keratosis Pilaris, often called KP. It was our view that KP, or Keratosis Pilaris, is a cosmetic condition. Keratosis Pilaris solutions should not involve animal testing, in our view. There is good scientific reason for the opposition to using animals in medical research:
Developing new prescription drugs and antidotes to toxins currently relies extensively on animal testing in the early stages. That is not only expensive and time consuming, but it can also give scientists inaccurate data about how humans will respond to such agents.
Inaccurate data may stem from the fact that laboratory animals spend their entire lives without sunshine or fresh air. They live in cages. They are separated from each other, and socially isolated. I have never eaten the food fed to laboratory animals, but I cannot imagine they are being fed the amazing spinach, parsley, grapefruit and pineapple smoothie I enjoy daily. When was the last time you saw humans living this way? Imagine a monkey being experimented on to address ovarian cancer, a devastating disease, in contrast with a human woman actually suffering from the disease. The human would have a support system including family and friends, as well as religious and spiritual support, the opportunity for frequent touch, sunlight, fresh air and the opportunity to eat healthfully.
Adding insult to injury for those who love animals, the animal testing is often funded by our tax dollars. According to this article:
[a]ccording to a new report co-authored by the Taxpayers Protection Alliance and the Animal Justice Project, taxpayers have spent over $150 million funding 95 experiments…
Some of those tests include:
$9.6 million to inject LSD into the brains of rabbits to determine whether the drug caused an increase in eye blinks and head-bobbing; $7.6 million to investigate whether psychedelic drugs cause the heads of mice to twitch; $1.5 million to determine whether meth is toxic to mice brains; $1.1 million to see if meth-addicted monkeys would choose food over the drug; and a $709,981 study to determine if “lonely rats are more likely to become addicted to drugs.
How realistic can these tests possibly be? Turns out, that dream could take a realistic turn as new technology may be able to squeeze an entire human body into a tiny little chip.
…[K]nown as iCHIP (in-vitro Chip-based Human Investigational Platform), reproduces four major biological systems: the central nervous system (brain), peripheral nervous system, the blood-brain barrier, and the heart.
While we love animals and don’t want to see animals used for testing, humans require complex solutions to complex health problems. There may be a way to marry a real scientific need for medical progress with the ethical treatment of animals.