Should we ban all animal testing?

Meet Ralph the rabbit, a “tester” in a lab. Every day, he goes to work to make sure lipsticks, moisturisers and shower gels are safe for use. His scars include chemical burns, a broken ear and partial blindness. But it’s all worth it for the humans – right?

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  1. In pairs, come up with five arguments for animal testing and five against. Has your opinion changed after thinking about both sides of the argument?
  2. Countries have different laws about animal testing depending on what products are being developed – medical or cosmetic. As a class, look up the laws in your country. Then divide into small groups and research one country each with different laws. Present your findings to the rest of the class and compare the results.