Everyday, thousands of animals - including mice, guinea-pigs, rabbits, dogs, cats, and even primates - are being used for animal testing worldwide. It’s crazy to think that the cruelty and misery of animal testing is still facilitated in the name of vanity. Animals are still suffering and dying every day in laboratories, with little or no protection from cruelty.
Was the facewash you used this morning tested on rabbits or other animals? What about your moisturiser? Wouldn’t it be nice to shop carefree, knowing that every beauty product you purchased was made without subjecting animals to cruel, painful testing methods? This desire may soon become reality, with the fight to end animal testing going global like never before. But, while hundreds of companies have already gone cruelty-free, others continue to test their products on animals. Switching to cruelty-free products is one of the best ways to say no to animal testing. Here are our top 5 reasons why you should make the switch today:
1. Animal testing isn’t even necessary
To make cruelty-free products, companies can choose from thousands of established ingredients that have already been proven to be safe. For new ingredients, there are now a number of non-animal tests available that are in fact faster, cheaper, and more accurate at predicting human reactions. There’s no excuse for companies to test on animals when there are better alternatives available. But, despite this, some companies continue to inflict cruel testings on animals. Stop supporting companies who test on animals by refusing to purchase their products.
2. You can help end the suffering of animals
The animals used in experiments are socially isolated, confined in small cages, and subjected to cruel experiments. They are tortured, poisoned, blinded, burnt and ultimately killed, all in the name of beauty. Not only are these practices unethical, but they are also extremely inhumane. By switching to cruelty-free products, you are supporting brands who are making a real difference and trying to end the barbaric practice of animal testing. If you weren’t aware of the cruelty of animal testing before, it’s okay. Now that you know, you can make better and more informed decisions that can have a huge impact on animals across the world.
3. There are plenty of great cruelty-free brands to choose from
More and more companies are becoming cruelty-free. With such a huge range of high quality products to choose from, there’s really no reason to buy from brands that still support animal testing. Look out for the cruelty-free bunny logo when you’re shopping.
4. Cruelty-free products are better for your skin
Many mainstream brands who test of animals, sell products full of harsh chemicals that are absorbed by your skin and do no good for your body. Whereas, the majority of cruelty-free products contain non-toxic ingredients with less chemicals and fragrances. Because the ingredients used by cruelty-free brands have a proven safety record, you’re far less likely to have a reaction or negative side effects from using their products. You can rest assured that all of our products are made using mainly natural ingredients and are free from parabens and potentially harmful chemicals, making them safe for every skin type.
5. It’s better for the environment
As discussed, many brands who test on animals produce products containing lots of harsh chemicals. When these products are manufactured, they release these harmful toxins into our atmosphere. Laboratories that test on animals create huge amounts of waste and carbon emissions, which contributes to global warming and harms our environment. Laboratories can create upwards of 12 tons of waste a year, which includes dead animal carcasses and excrement. Whereas, cruelty-free brands produce far less waste and carbon emissions during manufacture, and they also typically package their goods in sustainable packaging.
You can make a difference and help end the suffering of animals now, by only purchasing cruelty-free products. Cruelty-free products are healthier for you and the environment, and you will also be helping to save the lives of millions of innocent animals! There’s really no reason not to switch.