My daughter with whom I have been visiting all week recently posted this graphic on Facebook and as a mom and as a caring human being, felt duty bound to share. Do you know whether the products you use are tested on animals? Are you surprised at some of the companies on this list from the folks at the Beagle Freedom Project as I was?
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HuMom has supported vegan products for as long as I have known her. She used to do a lot of outreach work educating others on alternative products & alternative testing approaches.
Many don’t know it but most dog food companies also do animal lab testing.
Consumers are powerful. So, it’s important as consumers we speak out & refuse to purchase products that are not ethical.
Thank you & your daughter for sharing this post.
Sharing is caring and this is one topic near and dear to our hearts.
i agree with the reader who said she was putting this on her facebook. great way to get the message out there.
be sure to mention this website.
please thank your daughter for passing this along to us and from you to us.
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Unbelievable that it is still allowed, isn’t it? We don’t want anything that is tested on animals…poor fellows…it’s time to test it on the ones that have the nerve to do those tests on animals 🙁 Pawkisses for a better world 🙂 <3
I agree, if you’re not willing to test it on yourself, that tells me a lot about that official.
Yes! I think I e-met one of the guys that help the Beagle Freedom Project through my (non-dog related) day job. It is incredible how many companies get away with this sort of poop. It breaks my heart. Thank you for sharing this!
Pet advocacy is a big deal with me and I do not understand why companies feel compelled to test on animals. The only way to get through to them is economically since they don’t seem to be able to do the right thing. Thank you for swinging by the “Ranch” and for the follow. We 💖 visitors.
Absolutely agree!! It is atrocious. And you are very welcome! Glad to stop by. Thank YOU for visiting us, too. 😄😄
oh wow that is quite the list, thanks for sharing with us.
Always happy to share valuable info with our Blogville peeps.
Pretty shocking. I wonder what Ralph Lauren, Bic and Tommy Hilfiger use animal testing for?
I know. I thought the same thing. Could be they have ancillary companies that test on animals.
I don’t know what some of those companies would need to test on dogs. For instance, Bic. Don’t they do ink pens? What would that have to do with dogs?
My attitude is if it’s not good for humans why have it tested on animals? Makes no sense to me.
Wow I had no idea…not happy about this.
It was startling to say the least.
Great photo to share. Will definitely start avoiding these!
Avon is listed on that sign, however, they do not use animals in their testing of products. I have to wonder how many other companies on the sign really don’t belong there. You can find their statement on the Avon site.
Eeeek!!!! to say I am surprised by these is an understatement!!!
You tell them. Time to stop this horrible behavior.
Have a fabulous day. ♥
It is not only savage but totally unnecessary
Savage…that perfectly describes this abhorrent behavior!
I think some of these companies are “dirtier” than others. For example, IAMS (I don’t use their products or have stock in it) should be testing new dog food on dogs before releasing the product for general use. If the test dogs don’t like it and refuse to eat it, Iams should go back to the drawing board.
IAMS has a number of problems in my opinion but putting profits before pets shouldn’t be part of that mix.
We don’t use any of these…for that very reason.
What about testing the products on the CEOs and major shareholders?
Now that’s an idea I can get behind!
Me too! Or on our “illustrious”, orange-faced “president”.
I also saw this and I was appalled! So disgusting that companies still do this. Mad… stomps piggy legs. It has to stop! XOXO – Bacon
The only way with these knuckle dragging cretins is to hit them in the pocketbook! It seems to be the only thing they understand.
Amen to that! XOXO – Bacon
I already see one or two products we use. Am printing this and going to find alternatives, as well as contact the companies to tell them why I quit using their products. If enough people did this…so, if you don’t mind, I’ll throw this on Facebook, too.
That would be terrific! Thank you very much for spreading the word. With enough pushback from consumers, we can make a ‘pawsome’ difference in the lives of animals.
Oral B? Do they use it to brush woofie’s teeth? Aquafresh?? Hmm not a good way to test products..sigh
I’ve been aware of this for a while, and refuse to buy products from those companies. But it’s really hard sometimes to find alternate products that aren’t tested on animals! Though I do think there are getting to be more and more these days. However, with more bigger companies buying out smaller ones (sometimes cruelty-free companies), the issue becomes even more convoluted.
And, unfortunately, the cruelty-free products don’t work for me; so I really don’t have a choice. I hate it, but it’s a fact of life. I’m kind of surprised that Nutrogena is NOT on the list…I thought they were guilty too.
I’m sure the list is not totally complete.
That’s exactly the reason why I stopped shopping at The Body Shop when they were taken over by L’oreal. Their products just aren’t the same any more. ☹️
I have gone through the list on the poster and there is a couple that we have used. Annabell still uses Colgate Toothpaste, she does not use Avon, I’ll have to check on the Band-Aid and I no longer use Armour All. Those products aside, I think I am fairly clean..
Bravo for you! Humanity and the environment thank you.
I am not surprised that so many companies do that, because money/profit still over-rides any thoughts of ethics, integrity and just the simple humane treatment of living beings. I am surprised at the high-profile names though. I would have expected more lesser known companies. It is a shame that we don’t have the same advertising budget as those companies so we could give them some major exposure which would affect their bottom-line. Shame on all of them. Perhaps if we all wrote to the companies who make “our” products and express our respective displeasure?
The one most surprising was Johnson & Johnson, a company that ‘comes’ across as humane and caring about people and the environment but apparently isn’t so much.
It’s all image which is solely designed to sell product and make profits. As you may already be aware, I just published a quick Post supporting this Post, and linking back here. 🙂
Yes, and many thanks for the share.
Quite disgusting isn’t it.