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Are your cosmetics and personal care products tested on animals?
Do you even know the beauty industry has a dark and ugly underside to it?

According to PETA, “hundreds of thousands of animals are poisoned, blinded, and killed every year in archaic product tests for cosmetics, personal-care products, household cleaning products, and even fruit juices. Although more than 1,700 companies have banned all animal tests, some corporations still force substances into animals’ stomachs and drip chemicals into rabbits’ eyes. These tests are not required by law, and they often produce inaccurate or misleading results – even if a product has blinded an animal, it can still be marketed to you.”

Knowing that your makeup, personal care products, and household cleaners are not tested on animals, it will make your purchases that much more special.  With so many eco-conscious options and cruelty-free companies to choose from, there’s no reason to support companies that continue to test on animals.

Besides, if these companies are using harmful ingredients in their products and feel they need to test for safety, then it’s probably not a something you want to put on your skin or in your eyes, and certainly not subject your family to harmful chemicals.

If you hate animal cruelty and would like to know which companies do test on animals and which companies do not test on animals, we’ve listed a few websites below for you to explore.  Most of these websites contain comprehensive and alphabetical lists, so you the consumer, can make informed decisions and purchases. By supporting cruelty-free companies, we are proving that animal testing is outdated and unnecessary.

“Together, we can make our world a better place.”

PETA – More than 3,100 cruelty-free companies in their database.

Leaping Bunny Program – Connecting compassionate consumers with cruelty-free companies.

Cruelty Free Kitty – An honest resource for all things cruelty-free.

One Green Planet – A platform for the growing compassionate and eco-conscious generation.

“Testing cosmetics on animals is a cruel, outdated and unnecessary practice. The European Union has banned the sale of animal-tested cosmetics and proven it is possible to produce safe cosmetics without harming animals.”
~ Bob Barker

*Lipstick With Other Cosmetics image courtesy of Stuart Miles at

Author: Joanne Jackson, CHN

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