March 5, 2014
How to Be a More Compassionate Consumer
Make your shopping list animal-friendly by choosing to purchase products not tested on animals
Every year, millions of rabbits, guinea pigs, mice and other animals worldwide are subjected to tests that cause suffering and even death to assess the safety of many of the types of products sold at your local drugstore, from lipstick to laundry detergent, before they hit the shelves.
These tests are not required by law, and scores of companies have figured out how to market safe products without harming animals by employing effective alternative tests or using only ingredients with a safe history record. Despite all of that, many companies still continue to test their products on animals.
Check out our animal-friendly shopping tips, watch our video, below, entitled "Cruelty-Free Shopping," then take action to help animals used in inhumane and unnecessary product tests by being a more compassionate consumer.
Watch the Video
It can be hard to tell if the lipstick, hairspray, or even deodorant you buy has been tested on animals. Here’s a guide to help the compassionate consumer tell the difference.