PETA? Sorry, I am against animal cruelty. However, on top of being a hunter, I also work in a medical laboratory. Most animal testing is legitmate. Cosmetics? No. Drug efficacy and disease studies? Yes.
I know that most animal testing is legitimate. Researchers are required to prevent as much pain as they possibly can when conducting animal testing, it's the law, but it didn't used to be. Researchers used to be allowed to do any tests or operations that they want, without anesthesia or any restrictions at all as to what they could do to these animals. Groups such as PETA lobbied for these laws.
I agree, by the way that drug and disease studies on animals should be allowed. Animal testing for vanity however, needs to stop. We have enough covergirl products to last us until the sun blows up.