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With all the brands available in stores nowadays it is difficult to know which brands are cruelty free (do not test on animals) and which are not. Here are printable lists that you can print and take with you when you shop. 🙂
Many buyers don’t know that not only medicines, but also beauty products are still tested on animals. A campaign against animal testing of beauty products was successful in 2013, since the European Union signed a ban on animal testing in EU, but this directive does not restrict animal testing in other countries. The most known is China, that requires animal testing for all cosmetic companies, that want to sell their products on Chinese market. If the companies already tested their products with other methods (such as volunteers), they still have to test on animals or pay China for the tests. Such companies are Revlon, Mary Kay, Estee Lauder, Avon and Oriflame. The third category are companies that don’t test on animals, but can’t guarantee the ingredients weren’t tested or are owned by companies, that do test on animals. Such companies are L’Occitane, Melvita (owned by L’Occitane), Body shop, Yves Rocher and others.
But why is animal testing even controversial? At least from the ethical perspective, because the test are very painful (for example use of acid in eyes) and in most cases death (when determining fatal dosage of substance), but the animal are executed also after the tests (because they aren’t needed any more).