I am a fervent advocate of animal rights and one common procedure in today’s world that makes my hair raise on my back is animal testing. With today’s technology, the need to test products on animals is not necessary, however, a vast majority of companies still do it. Big brand names like L’Oreal, Dove, Rexona, Cacharel, Colgate, Palmolive, Ponds, Olay, Windex, Armor All, Clairol, Gillette, Iams, Eukanuba and the list goes on, still perform testing on animals.
It is extremely hard to find products that are not tested on animals. Cosmetics like make-up and skin-care, hair products and perfumes are amongst the most tested products. However, there are some companies that have completely banned animal testing like Revlon. But animal testing of products is not reserved to personal-care products. Some companies test on cleaning products and even on fruit juices!! And I am not going to talk about medical testing on animals as the list is endless!
Can we do something? Well, we can start by not buying products tested on animals. The best site on the net is PETA’s Caring Consumer which allows you to find which companies do and do not test on animals. PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is an authority figure in the matter as it takes some research to end-up one of their lists.
For a list of Australian companies, check Choose Cruelty Free https://www.choosecrueltyfree.org.au/