Tested On Animals?

“Cruelty-free” or “not analyzed on animals” – we’re discovering these phrases in mainstream marketing increasingly more. They could be paper on your deoderant, the back of your shampoo bottle, the website of your chosen cosmetics brand – but what do they mean exactly? Unfortunately, maybe not what you think. Like many, I used to think seeing these words on something meant… well, that this wasn’t tested on animals. It was only later, through online resources like websites and forums, that I learned this isn’t the case. I assumed that companies weren’t be allowed to market products as “not screened on animals” if they were.

No legal standards must be fulfilled in order for a company to advertise itself as “cruelty-free” or “not tested on pets or animals.” Therefore, what exactly these phrases mean can vary depending about how each company chooses to define them. Clearly, this can cause some problems. An organization may state their products are not tested on animals and become discussing the finished product only-that is, the eye shadow, hair spray, nail Polish, etc. had not been tested on pets. However, the vast majority of animal testing is performed in the formulation level, testing individual formula, not the concluded product.

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So the business may test on dogs while formulating the product but still lay claim it’s not screened on family pets, without clarifying that the compounds are. An organization may claim that they never test on animals yet they could commission another organization to perform the pet testing on their behalf. This allows them to state they do not test on animals, despite that dogs were tested with the person.

Another potential situation where this happens is if the business buys their products from another source. Their suppliers may test on pets or animals, but because the tests are done prior to the product is in the company’s possession, they can maintain that they don’t test on pets. Should a company’s animal trials policy state governments that animals aren’t tested in virtually any stage of creation or by any third celebrations – that’s a good signal. But be skeptical of assertions and product labels that do not make these points explicitly clear.

Unfortunately, the inability to rely on the label says does complicate shopping cruelty-free. It means we must check out the company’s animal-testing level before purchasing. However, there is certainly one brand that, unlike the others, truly does signify the product is 100% cruelty-free – the Leaping Bunny Logo. This custom logo means the merchandise is proved as cruelty-free by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Makeup products. The truth is – some countries require animal tests are performed in order for the product to be bought from the country. The US does not require makeup products and household products to be examined on pets or animals. It’s banned in the EU.

When the thing is that this key phrase in company claims it can indicate that the ongoing company has chosen to sell their products in China, where testing is necessary. Just what exactly are we to do? Luckily, there’s help available. Check out the links in the sidebar under “Resources” and head to the web site for a look at some of the best cruelty-free information options. Questions about other statements you’ve seen on product labels?

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