It’s a bit of a minefield out there for those of us wanting to use cruelty free products, legislation is confusing and it isn’t always clear about what is and isn’t tested on animals. I’d say if somebody put the bunny on the box or state that it’s not tested on animals, then they might not be fully cruelty free. I’m slowly building up an idea of which products in the UK are fully cruelty free and will blog about it soon. For now, play safe with the body shop (although owned by L’Oreal…go figure), Ren, Elemis, Sakare, Neal’s Yard, Aesop… if in doubt, visit the company’s website or peta to check against their cruelty free list http://features.peta.org/cruelty-free-company-search/index.aspx
If someone were to describe you, would you ever want them to use the word “cruel”? And if you were describing a new product to your friend that she just had to try, would you say, “I just bought the CRUELEST _____”? No!
Yet so many products out there are just that when it comes down to it. You can do your homework on animal testing if you’d like. I can’t stomach it. I cry when I watch “Homeward Bound,” and those animals are on a rad adventure! No cruelty involved. So this fact from PETA makes me want to crawl into a hole: “More than 100 million animals every year suffer and die in cruel chemical, drug, food, and cosmetics tests as well as in biology lessons, medical training exercises, and curiosity-driven medical experiments at universities.”
At the end of the day, I want to do my part in…
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