Product testing and animals

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Companies that test on animals

Most of us have enough compassion for the welfare of animals that we don’t want to contribute to them being forcibly blinded and poisoned with cruel and tortuous tests, that are NOT required by the Federal Drug Administration, to bring personal care, cleaning, and other products to market.

For years I had been aware of many products that caused harm to animals, but after scanning the products listed here I immediately purged my house of Puffs, Bounty, and Clorox!

Though this list gets shorter each year, way too many companies still use rabbits, dogs, cats, and other animals, so that we can have shiny floors, longer eye lashes, and whiter clothes. Please read the labels of the products in your home and please reconsider using the products listed here. In fact, always search the product for the parent manufacturing company, and make your voice heard with your wallet.

Know that if it doesn’t say NOT tested on animals, it most likely is.

Here is a short list of companies who test their products on animals, and some of the products that they manufacture:

Companion Animal Care:
Eukanuba, Fresh Step, Hills Science Diet, Iams

Deodorant:
Arrid, Ban, Dry Idea, Old Spice, Right Guard, Secret, Soft & Dry, Sure

Diapers/Baby Care:
Baby Fresh, Kids Fresh, Luvs, Pampers

Food & Beverages:
Crisco, Eagle Snacks, Fit Fruit Rinse, Folgers, Jif, Millstone Coffee, Olean/Olestra, Pringles, Sunny Delight

Fragrance-personal and home:
Giorgio, Glade, Hugo Boss, Laura Biagiotti-Roma, Old Spice, Red Venezia, all Ralph Loren perfumes, Wings

Hair Care:
Clairol, Garnier, Head & Shoulders, Pantene, Redken, Suave

Hygiene:
Always, Attends, Tampax

Laundry and Cleaning:
Brillo, Bounce, Cascade, Cheer, Clorox, Comet, Dawn, Downy, Fabreze, Gain, Ivory, Joy, Lysol, Mr. Clean, Pine-Sol, Scrubbing Bubbles, Soft Scrub, Spray ‘N Wash, Swiffer, Tide, Windex, Woolite

Non Prescription Drugs:
Chloraseptic, DayQuil, Metamucil, NyQuil, Pepto-Bismol, Vicks VapoRub

Oral Care:
Crest, Fixodent, Listerine, Oral-B, Scope

Paper Products:
Bounty, Charmin, Puffs

Skin Care:
Aveeno, Garnier, Clearasil, Cover Girl, Lancome, Lubriderm, Maybelline, Max Factor, Neutrogena, Noxema, Olay/Oil of Olay, Ponds, Vaseline

Soap:
Camay, Dove, Ivory, Safeguard, Zest

Sunscreen:
Banana Boat, Bain De Soleil, Coppertone

For a complete list of companies who test their products on animals, check out these links:

http://www.peta.org/living/beauty/companies-that-still-test-on-animals/  (and say what you will about PETA, they DO have complete and up-to-date data)

http://www.thevegetariansite.com/ethics_test.htm

For a list of companies who are cruelty free, check out these links:

http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/companies-that-test-on-animals/

www.leapingbunny.com

www.ewg.org

Now for some GOOD news…Representative Martha McSally (R-AZ-2) has sponsored HR2858, the Humane Cosmetics Act, new legislation that will  “phase out cosmetic animal testing and the sale of cosmetics tested on animals, and for other purposes.” The bill was dropped on June 26, 2015, and is currently in committee, so there is still time for you to have your voice heard.  Contact your representatives and ask them to support this bill. Find your representative here.

It will be interesting to see how this bill progresses in regards to the “sale of cosmetics tested on animals” since many manufacturers that sell in China MUST test their products on animals or China won’t buy them.

To read more about this bill, click here.

While HR2858 is in committee, you can speak up for animals by signing a petition being sent to Maybelline for the very same purpose, to end animal testing.  To sign, click here.

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