Chanel C/ Sant Jeroni
25, Rue Royal 08917, Badalona
75008 Paris (France) Barcelona (Spain)
Dear Maureen Chiquet Director of Chanel's Company,
I am writing in regard to your animal experiments to test your exclusive products in them.
I am very interested to know why such a unique company and directed mostly to upper class, test its products on animals like cosmetics companies low-end?. Could you let me know why Chanel commits such as barbaric and unnecessary actions?. I would be grateful if you answered these questions, but first I am going to expose my ideas.
First of all, laboratories test their products on live animals because it is cheap. However, it is not because the results have greater scientific value.
Secondly, millions of animals are subjected alive to all kinds of tests for cosmetic products, you subject them to various tests, some particularly cruel and painful. Year after year, they are repeated unnecessarily and merciless. Please remember that these are live animals with a nervous system that feel the same as us.
Moreover, today many laboratories are working in the recreation of artificial human skin models in 3D as an alternative to animal testing to see how that product could affect the human body. In addition, it can examine the product and its effects on the different layers of the skin. I think it would be a good alternative and If we refer to Chanel with its large number of consumers and large profits could financially afford this wonderful alternative.
Finally, the cosmetic animal testing is not specifically required by law. To promote a product must be shown to be safe, and that can be done using validated non-animal tests, using combinations of existing ingredients that are safe to use in humans methods.
Could you please consider my letter and please tell me which alternative are you going to use?. Please do not forget that we can exert pressure as consumers. Some laboratories may prefer the economic interests to the ethical, but we can modify its policies through boycotts and protest campaigns. And if Chanel changed, everybody else would change. Beauty is not cruelty.
I look forward to hearing from you, Thank you very much for reading my letter Sir.
Yours sincerely, Yusra Yacubi.