Men and mice trauma

So human sex (NYT reporter says gender but probably means cismen) has become triggering for mice and rats subject to torture. Trauma is physiological and for all animals, obviously. From Shakesville

[CN: Animal testing] A new study has found that lab rats and mice “experience more stress in the presence of men than of women. Rodents left alone in a room with a man, or presented with a T-shirt worn by a man, had a sharp spike in the stress hormone corticosterone. And because the hormone acts as an analgesic, they also showed less response to pain. The rodents showed no such reaction to women; they were also less stressed when given a woman’s shirt together with a man’s. The amount of stress felt by the rodents was ‘massive,’ said Jeffrey Mogil, a psychologist at McGill University and an author of the study.”

WTF is the point of such a test, really??! To get more funds to pay the female chaperone (that’s the conclusion of the study, all their results have been biased so enter female chaperones)? A reminder that some of their funds may be your taxes and that either way funds could go to actually helpful research. Unhelpful research also do the real tests on underprivileged populations when healthcare introduces the products on humans (the first test subjects of our species). Whatever is done to mice or animals is not science or research it’s pure rubbish… why not quit testing on animals NOW instead of new tests that say ok we admit to bad results but here’s some more rubbish so we can continue waste funds and give false hopes to ill people?!

Produits non testés sur animaux – kind brands avail in French stores.

Je vous souhaite une bonne année remplie de résistance productive et de joie. Je viens de trouver cette liste que je partage via Cause Animale Nord. Je vous rappelle que les produits Melvita sont en vente chez La Vie Claire ici, ainsi que les huiles essentielles avec lesquelles on peut faire soi-même certains produits. Produits d’entretien et savons de Castille de la marque Dr. Bronner chez Health Solutions. SVP faites-moi savoir si vous trouvez d’autres marques à Maurice que ceux-là.

I wish you a good year full of useful struggles, productive resistance and joy. I wonder if any of these brands are available in Mauritius since French products abound – a reminder about this list and the DIY page. Melvita products are the only (leaping bunny approved) product I’ve seen from the following list and Dr Bronner’s soaps (including fragrance free) are also available, at the 3 Health Solutions. Please leave a comment if you spot any other products, or if you sell them.

“Comme demandé il y’a quelques jours, nous avons cherché à vous informez sur les produits testés ou non sur les animaux. Il s’agit là de la liste non-testé sur animaux en cosmétiques. Toutes les marques ont signé le Humane Cosmetics standard, affirmant ainsi ne pas pratiquer de test sur les animaux. Par ailleurs, ce label est obtenu au terme d’un processus de certification impliquant le constat, par une société d’audit indépendante, que l’entreprise s’engage véritablement et refuse, à tous les niveaux de production, les tests pratiqués sur les animaux (des ingrédients employés au produit fini).

EN MAGASINS BIO [ORGANIC STORES]:
Allo Nature (“Epil Oubli”)
Balm Balm
Comptoir Provençal des Argiles (“Naturado” et “Rosalia”)
Copaïba
Coslys
Couleur Caramel
Eumadis
Laboratoire Gravier chez Eleven Group
Melvita
Sanoflore
Laboratoire Sicobel: BcommeBio et Placentor
Les Douces Angevines
Urtekram
Amanprana

EN BOUTIQUES ET CENTRES SPÉCIALISÉS BEAUTÉ/PARFUMERIE [IN BOUTIQUES, COSMETIC COUNTERS/ STORES]:
Couleur Caramel
Léa Nature (marques Floressance, Natessance, SO BIO, Lift Argan) chez Di
Montagne Jeunesse
Bakel

EN PHARMACIE/PARAPHARMACIE [IN PHARMACIES]:
Elysambre
Montagne Jeunesse [my edit, Dischem in Capetown (2) occasionally had a product]

DISPONIBLE PAR CORRESPONDANCE UNIQUEMENT, SUR SITE INTERNET DU FABRICANT OU LE CAS ÉCHÉANT, SUR LE SITE INDIQUÉ:
[MAIL ORDER, ONLINE ORDER, ONLINE STORE,ETC]
Aroma-Zone
Crazy Rumors disponible sur veganlife.be
Earths Beauty disponible sur heelnatuurlijk.nl
Evolve Beauty
Florapisa
Kingfisher Toothpaste disponible sur veganlife.be
Kobashi Aromatherapy
Lily Lolo
Make Up International
Natroma et The Natural Soapworks
Nothing Nasty
Platz laboratoire
Quinessence
Tattoo After Care
Yes

PRODUITS D’ENTRETIEN CERTIFIÉS « SANS TESTS SUR ANIMAUX » [DETERGENTS CERTIFIED “NOT TESTED ON ANIMALS”]:

Etamines du Lys
Harmonie Verte et Lérutan (Laboratoires Gravier) en magasins bio
Miarose disponible sur http://www.Natural-Alternative-Products.co.uk
Ecover

(/!\ : Cette liste est non exhaustive)
Source : Gaia.be
(Alysée)”

South Africa: There is sometimes some Montagne Jeunesse products at Dischem.

Our Compass

Written by Michelle Kretzer

Companies that test their products on animals needn’t bother trying to ship them to Israel, because, starting New Year’s Day, the country banned the import, sale, and marketing of animal-tested cosmetics, toiletries, and household cleaners. Previously, in 2007, the Israeli government had banned using animals to test personal-care and household products within the country. But with the new law, which was passed in 2010 and came into effect January 1, 2013, lawmakers have one-upped themselves, blocking products that have been tested on animals in other countries from even crossing Israel’s border.

PETA and our affiliates are working to end the testing of cosmetics and household products on animals in countries around the world, and Israel has proved that a full ban on such vile products is not only possible but also ethically responsible. The EU had passed a similar ban, which was also scheduled to…

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