Every day we go about our lives buying products, supporting companies that directly support animal exploitation without our knowledge. There are many people out there who are indeed animal lover and yet, they do not know that every day their money goes to companies that exploit animals in the worst ways possible. One very good example is, if we were to look around our homes, we would be likely to notice that almost every cleaning product, cosmetic product and medical supply that we have in our house is divided among two or three big corporations that market these products to us under different brand names. Some examples of these corporations would be Unilever and Rekitt and Bekinser among others. These companies support and take part in severe animal exploitation as most, if not all of their products are tested on animals in the cruelest ways possible.
These animals who have done absolutely nothing to deserve it are crammed in to tiny cages and bound while these cleaning products are thrown in their faces, in the eyes and they are fed the products in order to test their side effects in the case that a human accidentally swallows it. However, it has been proven time and time again that these testing methods are out dated and do not prove anything as the product may not affect the rabbit or the monkey however may be very likely to have an adverse effect on the human due to the completely different biological make up of a rabbit to a human.
Sale of animals
In addition to exploitation for medical purposes, animals are also exploited every day for other reasons too. Every day we are faced with dog auctions, bloodstock horse auctions in the newspapers, all forms of exploitation because animals have as much right to live a free life on this earth as we do and therefore taking an animal away from its natural habitat and having it breed so we can sell those animals is indeed one of the worst forms of exploitation. Inglis horse auctions are similar in every way to human trafficking because if we were to replace that horse with a human, we would have no doubt as to how wrong the whole process and industry is and therefore why do we think twice when it is another species? In addition to all of the above examples, animals are bred every day for meat consumption in the cruelest ways possible and a little known fact is that fifty six billion land animals are killed every year to meet this demand.