(Original post by shinyhappy)
Well I'm not against you. I'm vegetarian and in general, use animal friendly products, (although I must admit to having become slightly apathetic as of late) in my defence, I've always signed all the petitions/ joined quite a few protest websites against KFC and proctor and gamble and the like.
And fair enough about Tesco, haven't been there in yonks, wasn't aware that they'd dropped that policy. I'm not sure what sainsburys animal testing policy is, but my lovely sainsburys ownbrand bottle of washing up liquid has that standard disclaimer on it, so I'm guessing that at least some of their products aren't biologically tested. Not knowing the finer points of the law surrounding their claims, I suppose I'm not really in a position to comment, but I do sometimes think there is a lot of hype from animal rights extremists, not always with sufficient proof. I find it hard to believe that they can get away with putting such a clear claim on their products, if it is a blatant lie. Surely they would be found out.
What are your views on medical testing on animals? (Just out of curiousity, I'm not intending to have a go at you.) Its been something thats been causing me a bit of a dilemma, not really liking the idea of it, but at the same time seeing its importance in the development of medicines saving human lives, so feeling that I should really support it. Particularly poignant now, as I walk past the Oxford animal lab construction site every day to go to lectures.
ahh im really sorry for offending you now! iv got to stop being so abrupt with people!!!
sainsburys is great, its my favourite supermarket
i havent settled on my views on medical testing on animals... cause i dont want people calling me a hypocrite lol when im trying my best (why is it that people have this "all or nothing" attitude when it comes to animal cruelty?!?!) but i use some medical products.
my view is - im against all unneccessary
cruelty to animals.
and alot of medical testing on animals is unnecessary- im not saying all, but alot is. its been proven in many cases to actually hinder medical advancement as animals are just too different from us to get valid results from. I got an A in psychology at A level, we covered alot on animal testing in the 2nd year.
personally, i think more should be done to look into alternatives which do exist. and if they feel that they must
use animals, i think it should be regulated alot better so that the animals feel as little pain as possible. Even if you dont care about the animals in pain, the pain and stress affects the outcomes of the experiments.
now, its time for me to shut up! lol