Cruelty means inflicting pain and causing suffering. Animal cruelty is a nationwide problem rapidly growing in todayâ€™s society. Animals are being beaten and starved everyday and millions of helpless animals die each year because of heartless owners. There are many forms of animal cruelty; some of the most common forms are scientific research, abandonment, and mistreatment. Scientific research is a necessity of life, so it is said. Society needs to research to improve economy and the products of everyday life. This is all well and good, until something has to suffer. Many times companies test products on animals for the safety of humans. Monkeys, rats, mice, dogs, and cats are some of the candidates used for laboratory research. The major problem with animal testing is the animals usually suffer in a traumatizing experience. Many animals endure burns, hair loss, rashes and gashes. Some companies go as far as to place metal wires and rods in the animalâ€™s head. However, researchers justify this inexcusable treatment with â€œitâ€™s for scienceâ€. Yet you have to wonder if scientists think how they would feel in that situation. There are many companies out there that do not use animals for testing their products. Yet these companies still have popular products that are bought daily by all. For instance the company Lip Smackers, sell all kinds of lip-glosses, chap sticks and makeup and they do not use animal to test their products. Many parents buy these items for their children as presents for birthdays or Christmas. Also many girls purchase them all the time and some prefer that product to others. This shows that you can make a good product without testing on animals.