"FDA supports the development and use of alternatives to whole-animal testing as well as adherence to the most humane methods available within the limits of scientific capability when animals are used for testing the safety of cosmetic products" (Animal Testing, n.d.).
Animal Testing. (n.d.). Retrieved November 19, 2011, from FDA, U.S. Food and Drug Administration website, http://www.fda.gov/Cosmetics/ProductandIngredientSafety/ProductTesting/ucm072268.htm
This cite describes what safely product animal testing is and how it relates to the government and laws. This helps we research my research topic because I am describing the differences between safety product animal testing and animal testing for biological research. I believe this source is reliable because is that cite of the FDA which mainly has factual information. I also think that since it is the FDA's website that they know what they're talking about in terms of government laws involving cosmetic testing on animals.
"These scientists study animals because they are a lot like people when it comes to basic body functions like breathing, eating, hearing, and seeing" (Medical Research, n.d.).
Medical Research with Animals [Brochure]. (n.d.). National Institutes of Health. Retrieved from National Institutes of Health website, http://science.education.nih.gov/animalresearchfs07.pdf
This is a brochure that i found on a government website of the National Institutes of Health. I however am not quite positive how reliable this informations is. It does sound that this institution is real, but I'm not sure how truthful this information is. It does however, provide why animals are used for testing, what animals are tested on including data tables, and how different testing have benefited people. This source has potential, but may not be the most reliable.