These eyes tell the story - These kinds of barbaric abuse is happening in research labs, private industries, universities, Science departments etc all over the world. Take action for those who have no voice.
I am a very passionate person and one thing I am extremely passionate about is animal rights. Now, I am in no way a perfect human, I only began transitioning into this lifestyle 6 months ago and still have quite a ways to go. I compiled this list out of my own research and decided to share it, I can only hope it will be useful to someone ◕‿◕ I will update it as frequently as possible, but please feel free to edit, ask questions, or educate me and others. Thank you!!!
♡ Related Links: ♡
Leaping Bunny - Administers Cruelty-Free guidelines internationally and is the most reliable source for “…assurance that no new animal testing is used in any phase of product development by the company, its laboratories, or suppliers.”
Shop Cruelty-Free - Search brands to see if they are Cruelty-Free or Vegan.
White Rabbit Beauty - Sells only Leaping Bunny approved brands.
VitaCost - Has Cruelty-Free, Vegetarian, and Vegan sections to purchase from.
♡ Related Blogs/Youtubers: ♡
Veganmakeup - my favorite Cruelty-Free/Vegan beauty blog (let me know of any others!!!)
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Obviously, everything on this list is currently Cruelty-Free (CF).
Ⓥ = Vegan
N = Natural
☆ = personal favorite!
100% Pure (Ⓥ N)
Afterglow Cosmetics (Ⓥ N)
☆ The All Natural Face (Ⓥ N)
Alythea (Ⓥ) Arbonne (Ⓥ) Aromi Beauty (Ⓥ) Au Naturale Glow (Ⓥ)
Avalon Organics(Ⓥ N)
☆ theBalm (CF)
Balm Envy (Ⓥ) Beauty Without Cruelty (Ⓥ) Beauty Secrets (Ⓥ)
☆ BH Cosmetics (CF)
BITE Beauty (CF) Cheeky Cosmetics (Ⓥ) Cherry Street Cosmetics (Ⓥ) Cosmic Tree (Ⓥ)
Michael Slusher worked as a vivisectionist for a prolonged number of years. He would perform experiments on a wide variety of animals and quite often struggled with the attachment he felt for them. He often tried to convince himself that the research he was doing would be valuable toward science and beneficial. Eventually, wracked with guilt, Slusher quit, became a vegan and wrote a memoir titled, “They All Had Eyes: Confessions of a Vivisectionist.” In this book he raises awareness to the moral consequences and brutality of animal testing, something he is now staunchly against. Many people are aware of animal testing but not aware of the amount of pain and terror the animals suffer before finally dying or being killed. In an interview, Slusher said:
“One of the reasons I wrote the book was so that I could confront my demons and hopefully slay them. It still depresses me greatly that I didn’t see what I was doing at the time.” The book contains data which shows how the practise of animal testing is outdated, cruel, and unnecessary. Part of the book’s proceeds also goes toward Triangle Chance for All, a sanctuary for rescued farm animals.
Many big-name tobacco companies are still testing their products on animals. These tests have been banned in countries such as Great Britain and Germany, but not the United States (Source)
Companies that DON’T test on animals: 1. Lorillard (includes brands Newport and Maverick) (Source 1, Source 2). 2. British American Tobacco Company (includes brands Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall, and Rothmans) - The BAT has not completely phased out animal testing. According to their website, however, they are in the process of doing so and currently have no laboratories equipped to perform tests on animals (Source: http://www.bat.com/r&d ).
Philip Morris is currently the largest tobacco company in the world and is still performing tests on animals.
Truly disgusted that this turned up on my news feed and have spent the afternoon reporting it to the RSPCA, Animal Rights UK and several newpapers. I haven’t heard back from any of them yet and unsure what else I can do to help. I am really worried for the safety of this monsters cat Anybody got any advice?
This is one of the most heartbreaking pictures I have seen about animal testing. The hand of an unknown monkey at a testing facility, grasping the side of the trash can after they discarded her for dead. Many people believe Veganism is a diet. No, it is not. It is the belief that all animals have the right to live out their full lives without being enslaved, incarcerated, exploited and killed without regard for what is right or fair.
The Greens believe that no animal should suffer unnecessarily. Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon has introduced legislation to end animal cruelty in cosmetics in Australia.
Every year hundreds of thousands of mice, guinea pigs, rabbits and other animals in laboratories around the world are burnt, blinded, poisoned and killed in unnecessary cosmetic tests. While we believe that no animal testing for cosmetics and their ingredients happens in Australia, we are not entirely certain as it is not against the law to do so. Many imported cosmetic brands which have been tested on animals are however still sold in Australian supermarkets, pharmacies and department stores.
Sign this petition to show your support for The Greens legislation that will:
ban the testing and sale of cosmetics and cosmetic ingredients that have been tested on Animals in Australia
ban the import and sale of cosmetic products tested on animals.