Animal testing


xoliana
on Oct 03, 2016 @ 02:08 pm

Does animal testing on a product affect whether or not you buy it?  The reason I ask is because companies seem to be getting sneakier and sneakier, and it seems like it's getting harder to find brands that don't have their hands in some sort of animal testing.

For example, The Body Shop, long seen as an ally in the crusade against animal testing, sold their company to L'oreal, who is notorious for their poor animal testing practices.  Even though The Body Shop still refuses to test on animals, every time you buy from them, you're giving money to L'oreal.

Another example is MAC cosmetics, who was also a cruelty-free company for a long time.  In the past few years, they decided to sell their products in China, the only country in the world where it's a law for foreign companies to test on animals.  I don't know about you, but if a company is willing to test on animals in order to sell in another part of the world, they can no longer be considered cruelty-free.

Do you take this sort of thing into consideration and do the best you can to buy cruelty-free?  Or do you just buy from the brands you like?  No judgment.
 


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jayvelyn926
;) on Oct 03, 2016 @ 04:52 pm

I agree, companies are getting sneakier about these subject. If I bought something that worked for me and I didn't know that they do animal testing, it bothers me a little bit and will just not buy the product again. and wow, I didn't know that The Body Shop was sold to L'Oréal now.
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xoliana
. on Oct 03, 2016 @ 04:56 pm

Yeah, that shocked me! I don't see why they would do that when they're already a huge company that makes a lot of money on their own. It's sad that they would sell out like that.

I do my best not to buy anything tested on animals, but I'm still learning about which companies do and don't. Like you, sometimes I find out later on and then just won't buy it again, but it definitely sucks when you like something only to find out animals may have been harmed. I was a bunny owner for ten years so it's especially hard for me!
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jayvelyn926
;) on Oct 03, 2016 @ 05:03 pm

http://www.leapingbunny.org/guide/brands

I just found out about this site yesterday. I still have to check out the products I have and if they are cruelty free. I'm actually scared to check. haha
But yeah it does sucks when you really like something and they test on these lovely creatures.
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laura2423
. on Oct 03, 2016 @ 05:41 pm

I will not use products that are tested on animals but I will admit that I'm not always aware if they are tested on them or not. If it hasn't been tested on animals they will display it on the product right? Defiantly something I will pay more attention to.
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xoliana
. on Oct 03, 2016 @ 07:00 pm

jayvelyn926, I've been using http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com :) Seems there are a lot of good websites that are compiling information nowadays! That makes it easier.

laura2423, a product can have a cruelty-free label on it and still be owned by a parent company that tests on animals, or be selling their products in China, where testing is required by law. So the products you buy here may technically be cruelty-free, but companies are working behind the scenes to still test on animals. They're really sneaky like that! It sucks.
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laura2423
. on Oct 03, 2016 @ 07:30 pm

Wow I was unaware, I should do more research. I would hate to unknowingly support that in any way.
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