To put it bluntly, animal testing or any scientific experiment or test whereby a live animal is forced to undergo anything that is likely to cause them physical or mental pain, suffering, distress of any kind or lasting harm in the cause of beauty is a disgrace. I love animals, don you? 

Unfortunately millions of mice, rats, rabbits, cats, and dogs, are locked inside cages in laboratories all over the world. 

They are in pain, stressed and alone...and if you are anything like me you will find that quite upsetting.

These animals live in a clinical environment completely void of enrichment. The stress of their living situation cause some animals to display behaviours such as spinning in circles, pulling out their own fur, or biting themselves.  They live in constant fear of experiencing further pain.

Animal Testing Cruelty Free Con

Since 2013 products that have involved testing on animals in their development are not allowed in Europe.

However, there is some ambiguity here as many companies on the animal testing watch lists market products here, which is not only confusing, but alarming if like me you want to shop ethically.  

It seems that although a company may not test on animals themselves, they pay for Chinese laboratories to carry out testing animals which is required by law in China before access to the huge Chinese cosmetics market is allowed.  Many of these manufacturers are extremely careful how they word their P.R. on animal testing wrapped up in the phrase "where required by law".  

It's a huge con.

More than 100 million animals suffer and die every year in cruel chemical testing.  Tests like forcing mice and rats to inhale toxic fumes, force-feeding dogs pesticides, and chemicals used in shampoo dropped into rabbits’ eyes.

Now why would any company put anything in a shampoo that would have to be tested to make sure it doesn't damage the eye?  It just doesn't make sense.

There are many non-animal test methods that can be used now. Not only do these non-animal tests negate the need for suffering, they also have the potential to be cheaper, faster,and more relevant to humans.  

Even if a product harms animals, it can still be marketed to consumers, and strangely just because a product is shown to be safe in animals does not guarantee that it will be safe to use in humans.

Is Your Favourite Product On The Watch List? 

Millions of animals suffer needlessly and animal testing makes no commercial or logical sense. But, it is a legal requirement still in the development of cosmetics in some parts of the world.

Would it come as a big surprise to you if your favourite companies are on that list?  Some even declare they don't use animal testing and some have zero plans to make any changes.

Check the latest list from thevegetariansite.com Companies That Still Test on Animals

As you can see the list is huge, but it doesn't stop there. Some of these companies and others (not listed) sell make-up, baby care and disposable nappies, hair products involving testing animals such as personal care, fragrances, oral care, deodorant, feminine hygiene, household products, pet foods, cleaning products, laundry products and much more. 

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Shopping Cruelty-Free

There are a number of quality brands that are against animal testing. My only suggestion to you is to check the company out before buying and do not buy unless they boldly publish their ethical stances, but please be aware that even companies that state they are cruelty free are not always certified as such. 

No matter how amazing some products are, if they're testing animals we should stay clear. Wrong is wrong and animal testing is just plain wrong.  

Good ethical companies have stances against testing animals and potentially harmful ingredients: no Ethoxylates, no PEGS, SLS, Phthalates, and no Parabens. Add about 750 more for a total of about 3000 other nasty ingredients these companies might avoid and you’ll understand why they're such fanatics.

Such companies provide formulas that are pure, reliable, and should still be high-performing with zero "No animals were harmed in the making of these amazing products"

Companies That Still Test on Animals (and associated brands)

Taken from thevegetariansite and last updates 2017.

Clorox
Commerce Drug Co.
Coppertone
Coty
Cover Girl
Crest
Dana Perfumes
Darphin
Dawn
Del Laboratories
Desitin
Dial Corporation
Diversey
Donna Karan
Dove
Dow Brands
Drackett Products Co.
Drano
EcoLab
Eli Lilly & Co.
El Sanofi Inc.
Elizabeth Arden
Erno Laszlo
Estee Lauder
Faberge
Fantastik
Fendi
Final Net
Finesse
First Response
Flame Glow
Flirt!
Garnier
Giorgio Armani
Givaudan-Roure
Glade
Glass Plus

GlaxoSmithKline
Good Skin
Grassroots skin care
Helena Rubinstein
Helene Curtis Industries
Herbal Essences
Huggies
ISO
Ivory
Jhirmack
Jo Malone
Johnson & Johnson
Johnson Products Co.
Jovan
Kaboom
Keri
Kimberly-Clark Corp
Kiton
Kiwi Brands
Kleenex
La Mer
Lab Series
Lady's Choice
Lancaster
Lancome
Lava
Lever Brothers
Lipton
Listerine
L'Oreal USA
Lubriderm
Lux
Lysol
MAC Cosmetics
Mars (candy company)
Mary Kay
Matrix Essentials
Max Factor
Maybelline
McNeil Nutritionals
Mead
Michael Kors
Missoni
Mitchum
Mop & Glo
Nair
Naturelle
Neutrogena
Neutron Industries, Inc.
Ojon
Olay
Olean
Orange Glo
Origins
Oscar de la Renta
OxiClean
Pantene
Parfums International
Pearl Drops
Pennex
Pfizer, Inc.
Phillips-Van Heusen
Pine-Sol
Plax
Playtex Corporation
Pledge
Polident
Ponds
Post-It
Prescriptives
Prestige Brands
Prince Matchabelli
Procter & Gamble Co.
Quintessence
Raid

Ralph Lauren Fragrances
Reckitt Benckiser
Redken
Resolve
Revlon
Richardson-Vicks
Sally Beauty Supply
Sally Hansen
Sanofi
SC Johnson & Son
Schering-Plough
Scotch
Scott Paper Co.
Scrub Free
Sean John Fragrances
Sensodyne
Signal
Smashbox Cosmetics
Snobal
SoftSheen
S.O.S.
Splenda
Stanhome Inc.
Sterling Drug
Suave
Sun Star
Sunsilk
Tampax
TCB Naturals
Tegrin
3M
Tide
Tilex
Tom Ford Beauty
Tommy Hilfiger
TRESemme
Trojan
Truvia
Ultima II
Unilever
Vaseline
Vichy
Vidal Sassoon
Visine
Vivid
Warner-Lambert
Westwood Pharmaceuticals
White Shoulders
Whitehall Laboratories
Windex
Woolite

About the Author Sharon

A loving mum, wife, a crazy Husky lover and loving life. Passionate about helping people achieve beautiful health for a lifetime... One life at a time!

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