Note: This list is now out of date! Please check the Beauty Brands That Do Not Test on Animals 2013 list!
The last time I wrote about animal testing on my blog was almost 2 years ago, and it was so encouraging to know that a lot of you support my views that animal testing (and the cruelty that is involved) is unacceptable and you are making informed choices about whether or not to support companies that do.
As you can expect, since I wrote it in 2010, the list is now outdated. So for the past few weeks I have re-researching on the brands I listed. And while I am very happy to write about this issue, I remember that things quickly got nasty on the first post, so I want to state a few things very clearly:
1. This list of companies I got are from PETA’s list of companies that do not test. Read the full list here. This time round I also decided to check individual company websites to see their policy on animal testing, and in some cases, emailed them to ask point-blank if they test on animals. So these are my findings. For the comments who keep questioning me, saying I’m a liar, I am wrong, etc – I am merely trying to show what I have researched and trying to spread the word. That is all. Any personal attacks will be ignored and deleted.
2. That being said, I cannot know for sure that the information here is 100% correct. I assume a few companies could be lying about it. Nor is this a complete list, I just chose brands that I am familiar with and have an international presence.
3. The Body Shop is on the “safe” list, but is owned by L’Oreal, who doesn’t exactly deny that they test on animals. So whilst TBS may not test, your money is still going to a company that tests on animals. Similarly, Estee Lauder, Avon and Mary Kay were recently discovered to be secretly testing on animals in China. Their policy is that they never test unless required by law. (In this case, they were entering the China market, who requires animal testing for all beauty products.) While I am very upset about this and feel conflicted because I am a user of these brands, I believe we shouldn’t be attacking them in particular, but rather; be trying to get this “required by law” policy shut down. Which thankfully, is in the works. Yay!
Alright, so without further ado… here is the list:
I made it an image so that it is easily sharable on Tumblr, Pinterest and Facebook… so if this is an important cause for you, please share it! And, as always, please let me know your thoughts in the comments and if you find any more information for me.