Have you adopted a dog? Adopt cruelty-free products as well then

Has your family grown with the arrival of a new four-legged element? Pawfect! In addition to being responsible for one less abandoned animal, you will have unforgettable life memories. Nevertheless, are you also helping ending animal cruelty by purchasing cruelty-free products?

Your new friend just gnawed your favorite sneakers and you didn’t even scold him? Well, for far less, there are many animals out there, including hamsters, rabbits, cats and monkeys, among other animals, that serve as guinea pigs so that brands can test them with cosmetics and beauty products. On the other hand, many other brands refuse to encourage the marketing and consumption of products that use pets in tests.

So, we ask: From whom are we all going to buy from?

What is the importance of cruelty free products?

It makes a total difference! Cruelty free products - hygiene and beauty products that are not tested on animals at any stage of R&D and Production - ensure you a more conscious consumption. After all, if you take your dog to the vet, if you let your cat lie on the couch or if you even bought your hamster an exercise wheel… why would you ignore animal cruelty?
In doubt, to be sure a product is in fact cruelty free, look up for the PETAPeople for Ethical Treatment of Animals”, an organization known for fighting animal rights.

What types of tests are performed on animals?

All sorts of tests on animals of different species, including toxic level, eye and skin tests, exposing their eyes or their scraped skin to the products being tested, which may cause blindness, pain, burns, skin loss and, in some cases, it can lead to the death of the animal.
Even so, in the European Union this practice has been prohibited since 2009 and since 2013, all importation of raw materials and end products imposing any type of suffering into an animal has also been prohibited. However, in countries like China, animal testing remains in place.

Do these prohibitions compromise safety measures for humans?

Not at all. Neither is animal testing synonymous with the safe use of cosmetics and beauty products by humans. And do you know why? Because the organisms of other animals and amphibians do not match our human system. Therefore, there are no valid arguments whatsoever for inflicting suffering on animals. Furthermore, with the advancement of technology, it is possible today to perform in-vitro testing to ensure quality and safety on both Cosmetic and Beauty products. Hence, the spread of cruelty free products is fortunately becoming the norm a bit all over the world.

Is a vegan product a cruelty free one by default?

No. A product may be vegan but may have been tested on animals. Vegan and cruelty-free products are often confused. Nevertheless, vegan products mean their formula do not include any animal-derived ingredients. There is even a seal that certifies the product is indeed vegan, and this focus is granted by Vegan Awarness Foundation, a non-profit organization that seeks to spread a vegan lifestyle.

Now that you know what it's like to have a four-legged best friend, help AnimalLife supporting families and the homeless who struggle to care for their animals. Donations start at €1 here!

As you showed your interest on this subject, which is important to us, we thought of presenting you with a promotion code so you can use it on your first order. Use the following code YG-BLOG15 at the Checkout.

We thank you for helping our small business and for helping the planet by choosing a more sustainable lifestyle.

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