Every year millions of animals are subjected to cruel and unnecessary test for beauty products.
Whether you are vegan or not, it is good to be aware that many cosmetic and beauty products are still tested on animals, and are not cruelty-free or vegan. Animals are tortured and suffer tremendously, until they are finally disposed of, or die. This is all for profit, at the expense of animals.
I personally would not like products injected in my eyes. Or a product put on my skin that makes it burn, blister, itch or cause me pain. I find this to be appalling and heartbreaking.
In the U.S., the FDA does not require using animals, sadly it continues. Some companies don’t care and choose to continue the barbaric practice of testing on animals, over ethics. This is a list of legal requirements per country on animal testing. I found this to be very informative.
From One Green Planet: Luckily, the U.S. is one step closer to saying “no” to cruel cosmetics with the reintroduction of the Humane Cosmetics Act in Congress. Please join us in urging your legislators to support the Humane Cosmetics Act.
There are so many cruelty-free and vegan makeup brands. Take a look at this blog listing 101 brands that are cruelty-free and vegan. Yes, it is possible and it isn’t difficult. As more and more people are wanting ethical products, companies are listening and happily changing to be ethical for animals.
CLICK HERE to do your own search for cruelty free and vegan products. Some products can be cruelty free but not vegan. It is important that you do a bit of research to find out what a company means when they call their products ‘vegan’.
There is no reason for not using vegan and cruelty-free beauty products. Help stop animal testing and say “No” to companies that still choose to harm animals for their profit.
Also, check out this fabulous blog Vegans First. She shares information on cruelty and vegan make-up, as well as other beauty products. Such as; skincare, shampoo and conditioner, best make-up brushes, nail polish, and even hair dye.
Together, we can make cosmetic cruelty a relic of the past.
Veganism (Whole food plant based diet) is growing into a worldwide movement of compassion towards our fellow earthlings. The movement is still growing far and wide. Approximately 5% of the US is vegetarian (close to 16 million people), and about half of those are vegan, meaning more than 7.5 million Americans abstain from all animal products.