Animal testing - why is it still happening and what you can do about it

Date Posted:6 August 2017 


Ok guys, we’re going to talk about a topic that we feel very passionate about. It’s definitely not a nice topic, but we feel it is important that as consumers, we are aware of the impact our purchases have on others. Today’s topic is on animal testing.

 

You may be surprised to learn that many big name beauty products still test on animals

It is absolutely shocking, that still in 2017, big brand companies continue to test their products and ingredients on animals. What’s even more shocking? They are testing on a vast array of different animals, including dogs, cats, mice, rabbits and many other animals. How is this still going on? No living creature, no matter how big or small, deserves to be submitted to a life of pain. To be kept in a cage and subjected to having chemicals applied to their body parts, just to make sure it is safe for us humans.  It is simply disgusting that we think we can subject creatures, of who do not have a voice to such viol treatment. Just because a creature cannot verbally express their pain, it does not mean they do not feel it.

Now, I’m sure many of you reading this blog are already on our side, so I won't rant and rave about it, but it is important that you make yourselves aware of the brands and companies that still use animal testing. Here is a list of companies that either directly use animal testing, or they sell to a country (China) where the law states that products must be tested on animals before sale. Therefore, their end product is tested on animals before being sent overseas.

 

Cosmetic and personal care

Andrew Collinge, Anna Sui, Aramis, Aveeno, Avon*, Band-Aid, Biotherm, Bobbi Brown, Bonjela, Braun, Cacharel, Cashmere Bouquet, Chapstick, Clairol, Clean & Clear, Clearasil, Clinicare, Clinique, Colgate, Covergirl*, Crest, Decore, Disprin, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Dove, Dufour, Durex, Elizabeth Arden, Estee Lauder*, Eulactol, Eulactol, Fruitrience, Garnier, Gillette, Giorgio Armani, Gucci Fragrances, Head & Shoulders, Herbal Essences, Hugo Boss, Impulse, Johnson & Johnson, Jurlique*, Kerastase, Kiehl's, Lacoste, Lancome, Lemsip, Listerine, L'Occitane*, L'Oreal*, Lux, Lynx, MAC, Mary Kay*, Max Factor, Max Factor, Maybelline, Michael Kors, Missoni, Mum, Nair, Neutrogena, Nice 'n Easy, Nurofen, Olay, Old Spice, Optrex, Oral B, Palmolive, Pantene, Pearl Drops, Pears, Pert, Plax, Ponds, PPS, Radox, Ralph Lauren Fragrances, Reach, Reach, Redken, Revlon, Rexona, Rogaine, Sanex, Saturn, Savlon, Scholl, Sensodyne, Shiseido, Shu Uemura, Simple, SK-II, Speed Stick, St Ives, Stayfree, Steradent, Strepsils, Tampax, Tom Ford, Tommy Hilfiger, Tony & Guy, TREsemme, Vaseline, Veet, Venus, Vicks, Vidal Sasson, Viktor & Rolf, V05, Waxeeze, Wella, Wella Balsam, Zest. 

 

Household

3M, Aeroguard, Air Wick, Ajax, Ambi-Pur, Armor All, Autan, Baygon, Bloo, Brasso, Calgon, Castle, Clorox, Cold Power, Comfort, Crisp, Cuddly, Dawn, Dettol, Domestos, Drano, Drive, Duck, Dynamo, Easy-Off BAM, Exit Mould, Fab, Fabulon, Fairy, Febreze, Fiesta, Finish, Fluffy, Freedom, Glad, Glade, Glen 20, Gumption, Handy Andy, Harpic, Hurricane, Jeyes, Jif, Kiwi, Kwit, Marveer, Mortein, Mr Sheen, Napisan, Nifti, Nu-Clenz, Off!, Omo, Oust, Pea-Beau, Pine O Cleen, Pledge, Preen, Raid, Sard, Scotch-Gard, Silvo, Soft Soap, Spree, Steelo, Vanish, Windex. 

*Please note that this list is not exhaustive and reflects research at the time of publication.

 

Brands marked with *

This brand has a 'no animal testing' policy in the make and manufacture of their cosmetics, however they have chosen to sell in markets that require (by law) animal testing on their products before they are cleared to sell in those markets. This means that their end products are tested on animals in some markets (for example, China). – Statement and list from Animals Australia – www.animalsaustralia.org

 

What can you do as a consumer?

While we are not asking you to pick up your pitchforks, you can actively seek to purchase only brands that do not test on animals or sell to China. Here at Sassy Organics, we take this matter very seriously, and as such, we do not sell any brands of which are tested on animals. For more information on choosing cruelty free products, we recommend visiting www.choosecrueltyfree.org.au