Save Ralph depicts the life of a laboratory rabbit, or "tester", named Ralph. Blind in one eye, deaf in one ear, and suffering from chemical burns, Ralph courageously accepts his fate. He's doing his job, so that us humans can have "the illusion of a safer lipstick or deodorant".
Ralph endures great pain in the lab, all while knowing his ultimate fate as a tester: death. His father was a tester, and so were his grand-father and his great-grand-father.
The short film perfectly depicts the hidden horrors behind animal testing, and reminds us how unnecessary the practice truly is. Today, there are over 7,000 cosmetic ingredients that are already proven to be safe. These ingredients can be used by manufacturers and formulators with no need for any additional animal tests.
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In addition to being unnecessary, animal testing is also much more cruel than you might think. As illustrated by Ralph, the bunnies are forced to suffer painful toxicity tests, most commonly the affecting the eyes -- such as the infamous Draize test -- or skin. The bunnies are essentially tortured, blinded, maimed, and ultimately killed once their "purpose" has served.
Bunnies are not the only animals used in cosmetic testing. As Cruelty Free International points out, mice, guinea pigs, and rats are also commonly used. In some instances, beagle dogs are used because of their docile nature.
What Can We Do To Save Ralph?
You have the power to help bunnies like Ralph and help end animal testing for cosmetics. Here's what you can do.
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