Whew, we are around that time of the year again. I like to do these list mid-year just in case any of the info changes. But anyway, I’ve been doing a “beauty companies/brands that do not test on animals” list since 2010; for those of you who might be new. I am an animal lover and since I have a blog, a big part of what I want to do with it is to spread messages and hopefully use this platform for good.
Animals (such as bunnies, mice, primates, dogs and cats) should not have to suffer for the absolutely unnecessary vanity of human beings. They do NOT deserve to be locked up in cramped cages and have chemicals rubbed into their eyes or forced down their throats so we can have “safe” cosmetics. It is completely disgusting and unacceptable to me. Animals are innocent, kind, wonderful creatures that deserve to be treated with respect.
Here is the updated 2013 cruelty-free list:
PLEASE SHARE IT! I urge you to please spread the word! Please share this on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest and email (the sharing options are underneath the title of this post, and right at the end. The list above is an image, so please Pin it!). If you’ve not gone cruelty-free yet, I urge you to start today.
And since this is a “hot topic”, to say the least, so just to hopefully prevent any arguments (I got my ass handed to me in my 2010 list); here are my disclaimers, if you will:
- The “foundation” behind my research is from PETA’s list of companies that do not test. Read the full list here. I also visited 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. Those who did not reply automatically get the “hmm that’s fishy” card and are not on the list. So this list is my personal research and findings from the Internet. For comments I am anticipating from people questioning me, saying I’m a liar, I am wrong, I have a “hidden agenda” (what exactly could be my agenda?!) etc – I am merely trying to show what I learned and trying to spread the word. That is all. Any personal attacks will be ignored and deleted… basically please don’t be a jerk, I am doing this with good intentions.
- 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; and at the time of posting this, things may change as the beauty industry changes rapidly. Nor is this a complete list, I just chose brands that I am familiar with and have an international presence.
- Two years into starting this blog was when I vowed to make it as cruelty-free as possible. So if you see mentions of companies that do test on animals, it will probably be around 2008/09 (although I have deleted most of those posts.) Today, I can’t say for sure that Beauty Fool is a 100% cruelty-free blog (like I said, I can’t know for absolute sure with some companies) but I do try my absolute best.
Update: Good news in the China and its required laws to test on animals. PETA reports that China is slowly (but surely) opening up to the possibilities of alternative testing; so let’s all keep our fingers crossed! I reckon if this law ends in China, a lot of the formerly cruelty-free brands that went to sell in China will go back to being cruelty-free. I’ll keep you all updated!
Thanks for reading, and to my readers who support this cause. As always – if you have any comments, thoughts or more information, please let me know!