Animal testing cons include the fact that many of the tests involve cruelty to the animals and in many cases, the cruelty is unnecessary. Animal testing and cruelty simply occur because it is often the cheapest way for a company to conduct testing to ensure lowered liability for consumer safety issues.
Animal testing is wrong in many cases, especially when there are alternative methods of testing. For example, testing cosmetics on animals only because of the many chemicals in makeup, is wrong. Conversely, cosmetic companies that utilize natural ingredients, simply need to list any possible allergens on the label, mostly eliminating the chance of a bad reaction.
Animal testing is wrong in cases where there are alternative testing methods. For example, drug trials on humans do not begin until after the drugs have been tested on animals. Often times however, tests including chemicals and computer simulators, can all but eliminate the need for animal testing and cruelty.
Animal testing cons include a lack of regulation in many industries. The treatment of the animals may include unnecessary suffering as a result of weak regulations. In fact,there have been companies which simply abandoned animals when testing was complete , most recently in New Jersey. In that case, dozens of Beagles were left behind in a building, caged and without food or water. Cases such as that illustrate why there must be more stringent laws that regulate animal testing and cruelty.