More than half of American pet owners say they would not use cosmetics that were tested on animals, according to a new survey.
The survey, conducted by the Humane Society of the United States, surveyed 4,100 pet owners and found that 59 percent said that cosmetics tested on pets were not safe for pets, and 28 percent said they were.
The remaining owners were unsure.
The poll also found that most pet owners said that cosmetic testing was not necessary for cosmetic products, with less than 10 percent saying it was.
A spokesperson for the Humane, Inc. told The Huffington Post that the company is currently working with pet owners to develop an alternative to cosmetics testing.
“Our goal is to develop a testing protocol that is more accessible and cost-effective for pet owners, and that will provide a safer and more compassionate option for pet consumers,” the spokesperson said.
A recent study conducted by The Humane Society found that cosmetics sold on the internet cost more than 10 times as much as comparable brands.
The company said it has begun testing its products for a wide range of allergens.
The HSUS said it is continuing to work with pet food manufacturers, pet health care providers and animal testing laboratories to make sure pet owners are fully aware of what their pets are consuming.