Amber Love 09-MAY-2012 Page 4 of SLIM & POSH is posted. Remember you can go back to the main S&P page to read the whole thing so far. Here, Tom & I subject my friends to lab experiments. If you have trouble viewing because it’s a big file, you can download it and view in Window’s Preview tool just by double clicking the downloaded file. Then you can control the zoom.

SLIM & POSH 4

This page had me worried for one reason. I’m quite against animal testing for human gain. I know it’s a requirement and understand the FDA logic (that’s our agency in the US). It still feels very wrong to me. I want people to know that their cosmetics and pharmaceuticals go through animal testing (unless specified) but I don’t like to preach about it. I was afraid that’s how it would come off. Awareness > Preaching.

I once wore a Body Shop t-shirt that states “Against Animal Testing” on it and a former boss asked me what alternate I could come up. I’m a mean bitch and said, “Prisoners.” I’m sorry but rapists, murderers, Ponzi scheme masterminds — they are treated too well in our US system; more money goes to care for a prisoner than for a student.

I don’t for one moment believe that is a serious option but I think there has to be something else besides animal testing.