Buying Humane Products

Many cosmetics and bath products are unnecessary tested on animals.

According to the Beagle Foundation,

“Every year, more than 100 million animals are killed in research laboratories, including tens of thousands of dogs—mainly beagles. These animals are often confined for months, sometimes years, in small cages or runs, and they’re frequently used in toxicology experiments where they’re fed a cocktail of experimental drugs until they have died a slow and painful death…

…Huge, profitable industries make large sums of money off the continued use of animals for testing. In rural Wisconsin and New York, enormous farms breed and sell tens of thousands of beagles every year to labs. Research facilities make billions off contracts from politically powerful agrichemical and pharmaceutical companies to test their chemicals and drugs on animals. Many powerful people and corporations stand to lose significant profits if animals were no longer viewed as furry test tubes.

Most upsetting is the fact that unreliable animal tests continue to persist even though cutting edge technologies have been developed that are far better predictors of how a substance will behave in humans. These new methods are more accurate than the same test performed on an animal. Imagine if we had first tested chocolate on dogs to determine whether it was safe for human consumption. It’s not toxic for humans, but it is for dogs. Cruel and inhumane testing would’ve proven grossly ineffective and unnecessary.”

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Learn more about animal testing a the following sites:

Humane Society: Fact Sheet: Cosmetic Testing

Responsible Consumer: Animal Cruelty Cosmetics and Personal Care Products

 


 Below are a list of ways to find humane and cruelty free products while avoiding products tested on animals.

 

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Lush: Cruelty Free Cosmetics

Leaping Bunny Program

  • Connecting compassionate consumers to companies that have pledged to end animal testing

PETA Search Engine for Companies and Products that Do and Don’t Test on Animals

PETA’s Cruelty-Free Shopping Guide

Vegan Condoms

 

Apps

  • Cruelty Cutter App
    • App that scans cosmetics and household product barcodes to let you know which products were tested on animals.  Results can be shared with on social media and your concerns or praises can be shared with the company.
  • Leaping Bunny
    • Our app is free and it’s the perfect tool for searching by product type or company name to check on the cruelty-free status of something.


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Sites to learn more about what products to avoid

 

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