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products not tested on animals

Jazz&Cricket
February 3rd, 2006, 09:32 AM
Does anyone know where to find information about products, ex. toiletries, cosmetics, etc. that are not tested on animals? I know that some products state this right on the bottles. However, if this is not stated on the bottle, does it necessarily mean the product IS tested using animals?
Thanks!

mafiaprincess
February 3rd, 2006, 10:19 AM
Well, you also need to keep in mind that just because a company is pushing that they don't test on animals.. a company probably did test it on animals first.. The body shop for being all pro animal, and anti animal testing is notorious for waiting to use new ingredients after other companies post their test results.

Personally, I don't find that much better than having tested products or ingresients on animals themselves..

joeysmama
February 3rd, 2006, 10:40 AM
I would try searching vegan websites. That's probably the best source for that type of product information. I know I have seen it posted but can't remember exactly where. Of course Health Food Stores are a great place to shop if you are looking for animal friendly cosmetics, household products etc.

Our local HFS has a good selection and you can have a lot of fun shopping at Whole Foods. I'm trying to remember the names of specific brands but can't off the top of my head--aside from 7th Generation which has household products. But there are some VERY nice cosmetics and toiletries as well. Several different lines in fact.

I work on a nutritional/lifestyle website and several of our members are vegan and won't use products that aren't animal friendly. I'll post this question there and see what kind of feedback I get.

BoxerRescueMTL
February 3rd, 2006, 10:44 AM
Companies that DO NOT test on animals:
http://www.astrostar.com/DO-NOT-Test.htm
Companies that DO TEST on animals:
http://www.astrostar.com/DO-Test.htm

happycats
February 3rd, 2006, 11:38 AM
Here is some info that may help.

http://www.leapingbunny.org/faq.htm

meggie1425
February 4th, 2006, 12:38 PM
www.peta.org has a list of companies that do and dont test on animals... One thing i didnt know is that Cover Girl tests on animals!:eek:

Prin
February 5th, 2006, 01:05 AM
Most cosmetic companies do. I use a lot of Clinique stuff (expensive as hell), and I'm thrilled they don't test on animals. They say on their website that they like their labels simple so they don't put the no animal testing bit on them. I think that's weird, but at the same time, I'm glad they don't test on animals.

BoxerRescueMTL
February 5th, 2006, 09:58 AM
M.A.C. also does not test on animals.

Jazz&Cricket
February 6th, 2006, 09:17 AM
Thanks for the information everyone! At least now I can make informed decisions about the products I use.