Today, companies have a wide array of methods of testing their products. Yet, a massive amount continues to test their products on animals. Brands like L'Oreal, Dior, Dove, Lancôme, Libresse and Zalo, all choose to use extremely unnecessary metods. Metods include, but are not restricted to: Chemical toxicity (poisoning), Draize eye irritation (the substance in testing is poured into concious rabbits eyes. The animals are kept from rubbing their eyes by being physically restrained. The animals are killed when the tests conclude) and applicating the substance onto the animal's skin (rabbits are often used for this test. Their fur is shaved, the product is applied, then gauze patches are put on top to cover the product in testing. The animals are killed afterwards).
Every sane person on this planet can see the cruelty in these tests. Testing on animals are unnecessary, especially considering the amount of alternative and cruelty free methods, and they have proved to be quite dangerous to humans as well. Many products which turns out to cause to irritation, swelling, etc. on animals, turns out to be harmful to human beings, and vice versa.
Take a good long breath the next time you are in your shop of choice, and find yourself looking at the newest Max Factor mascara, or that Clairol hair dye which looks nice on the cover of the box. Why would you use your money on such animal loathing brands, when there is a whole world of fantastic, cruelty free products out there? Brands, whose products often are cheaper AND better?
ID Bare Escentuals / Bare Minerals
Jo Wood Organics
John Masters Organics
Make Up Store
Natracare Tamponger og bind
Organic Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer
Soap & Glory
Tomtom baby & Mama
YSL / Yves Saint Laurent
Sun / Sun Light
Vaseline Intensive Care
Source of list: DyrevennligeBloggere.com
Peta's massive lists:
Brands that test on animals [Word] [PDF]
Brands that do NOT test on animals [Word] [PDF]
Check out these sites for info on animal testing:
- Animal Aid
- Dyrevennlige Bloggere (Norwegian - "Animal friendly blogs")
- Choose Cruelty Free
- Ethical Consumer's boycott list
- Go Cruelty Free