Manuel Gutjahr via Getty Images
Rabbits, guinea pigs, mice, hamsters and rats are made to suffer in archaic chemical poisoning tests all in the name of beauty. Common tests include chemicals dripped into their eyes; skin irritation tests, and oral toxicity tests where mega-doses are force-fed into an animal's stomach to observe signs of poisoning.
Amy Snider doesn't fit the profile of your typical activist.
The stepmother to two and mother of one lives in Regina and is an ESL instructor at the local university. Her husband is a professor in English Literature. She grew up in Vancouver, and moved to Regina in the 1990s to go to school. She pursued a Master's degree in English and traveled the world before settling back down in Regina. What brought her back? Love.
Just this morning, BC Premier Christy Clark and Alberta Premier Allison Redford have announced that they have penned a deal to ram a pipeline from Northern Alberta's oil sands fields to the West Coast...