Living Cruelty Free

Living Cruelty Free

Making the decision to start eating a plant based diet is a great way to lower your risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes, introduce more nutrients into your diet, lower your carbon footprint and stop animal suffering, but dedicating yourself to a vegan lifestyle goes far beyond your dinner plate. Did you know that animals, including rabbits and beagles (just like my little guy Theo!) are used everyday in animal testing for your mascara, lipstick, dish soap, medicine and tooth paste? Among many other things! These experiments are cruel, unreliable and often times very dangerous and they involve animals, including our much loved dog companions, to suffer and ultimately die from abuse.

It is 2018 and science is stronger then ever right now and science proves there are much more reliable and humane ways to do research that doesn’t involve suffering.

Many states, such as California, New York and Virginia have banned animal testing on cosmetics, and Norway, Israel and India have also passed that law. Canada is in the process of making this an illegal practice as well, but there are far too many places in the World, and companies that you use everyday, that are hurting animals for no reason at all!

I urge you to stand up and make a decision to support cruelty free companies. Stop supporting companies that are inhumanely abusing animals so that you can have make-up or hair products, when you have the choice to support a company that is treating animals with respect and dignity.

Here is a compilation of cosmetics, hair products and cleaning products that test on animals and one that do not. All you have to do is read the packaging and you’ll see a logo of a flying bunny to symbolize cruelty free products or you may see in print “We do not support animal testing”.


Does test on animals

  • Clinique
  • Estee Lauder
  • Maybelline
  • Victoria’s Secret
  • Nars
  • Nivea
  • L’Oreal
  • MAC
  • Revlon
  • Covergirl
  • Avon
  • Mary Kay

Does NOT test on animals

  • Urban Decay
  • Two Faced
  • Tarte
  • CoverFX
  • Bite
  • The Body Shop
  • Lush
  • Anabelle
  • Marcelle
  • Pacifica
  • WetnWild

It is important to note that most of these companies are sold in China and China requires all products they sell to be tested on animals. MAC used to be cruelty free but it now sells in China where animal testing is mandatory. So it is not longer cruelty free.

As you can see there are so many alternatives to choice from, and a lot of these cruelty free companies also use natural and organic products as well, making them safer for your skin.

Hair Products

Does test on animals

  • Got2be
  • Head and Shoulders
  • Herbal Essences
  • Garnier
  • L’Oreal
  • Pantene
  • Redken
  • Tresemme
  • Bumble and Bumble

Does NOT test on animals

  • Attitude
  • Aveda
  • Desert Essence
  • Jason
  • Giovanni
  • Kiss my Face
  • Paul Mitchell
  • Seventh Generation
  • Spa Ritual
  • The Body Shop

This list doesn’t even cover half of the products that are and aren’t cruelty-free but I tried to use the more popular companies that people might have heard of. Let’s take a look at one more list, this time of household cleaning products.

Household Cleaning Products

Does test on animals

  • Tide
  • ArmorAll
  • Windex
  • Pledge
  • Mr. Clean
  • Pinesol
  • Lysol
  • Febreze
  • Green Works

Does NOT test on animals

  • Method
  • Seventh Generation
  • Honest
  • Nature Clean
  • EcoMe
  • Trader Joe’s brand
  • Wholefoods brand
  • Martha Stewart Clean
  • Green Scents
  • Natures Miracle
  • Mrs Meyer’s
  • Ecover

I don’t support animal testing and I hope you can be one less person harming animals by getting rid of your toxic make-up, body products and cleaning products. If you have an option not to harm animals, I’d like to think you would choose it.

You can support organizations such as the Freedom Beagle Project, as they try to free beagles from these horrible testing laboratories all over the World.

Click Here To Visit the Rescue Freedom Project Website!

2018-07-17T02:17:25+00:00 July 17th, 2018|Nutrition & Recipes|1 Comment