Testing cosmetics on animals should be banned

Animal-Cruelty

Earlier this week, you may have heard The Australian Greens introduced a bill into the Federal parliament which would ban all cosmetic testing on animals.

Insert fist pump here!

If the bill gets supported, and we should BLOODY well support it, Australian’s would be taking a step closer to a world that stands strong against cruelty to animals.

Before I go any further, here comes a truth bomb. I actually didn’t know if the beauty products I use were tested on animals or not. Shock. Horror. Shoot me.

Buying hand cream/foundation/eye shadow that has been tested on animals is a bad choice. Poor innocent animals shouldn’t be subjected to pain and all sorts of horrors for the sake of slapping some cream on my face. Dogs, mice, rats and other animals shouldn’t be locked in cold cages. They shouldn’t sit and wait in fear of the next terrifying and painful procedure that will be performed on them.

{Here’s a suggestion. Why not test beauty products on disgusting human beings like Brett Cowan?}

Maybe I’ve turned a blind eye to animal cruelty. Why? Because it’s super sad to hear about and I feel helpless. But I/WE need to open our eyes to the bigger picture here. As of today, we can make better informed choices about what we eat and what we buy.

The first step is learn which companies test their products on animals – click here. Wave bye bye to Clinique, Garnier, TREsemme, Dove, Maybelline, Kerastase, L’Oreal?

The second step is to open our cosmetic bags and bathroom cabinets and see if any of the listed companies and brands reside with you.

MOST IMPORTANTLY. Let’s support the companies that pledge to NEVER test on animals. Click here.

What else can we do?
How serious are you about choosing cruelty free beauty products?  Take the pledge today and don’t buy anymore products tested on animals. Get familiar with the cruelty free company list. Check labels. Show those bunnies and guinea pigs that you care. And don’t forget to encourage family and friends to buy cruelty free products.

Be informed. Make better choices.

Side note: I admit I eat meat. I own leather products. I’ve attended a circus show. Until this week I had never really considered the impact of these actions on animals. Researching this post made me commit to animals rights, so from this week onwards I’ll be following the #MeatFreeMonday movement, I won’t be buying anymore leather products and the circus can get stuffed!

Image credit: Pet Safety News

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6 Comments

  • Stixy says:

    Yay! Thanks The Lovers List for bringing this to people’s attention!!
    I’ve been pro animal rights for years & I’m often amazed how people will express their disgust at ‘animal cruelty’ yet ironcially are happily part of the problem by buying into it with their makeup, its so positive there are so many brands out there who are leading the way to show you dont need to hurt an animal to get good quality products 🙂

    • TheLoverList says:

      Yes! Yes! Yes! Celebrities and supermodels endorse these brands on a daily basis. I feel like my eyes have just been opened and I’m ashamed to be so naive in the past.

  • Lucia James says:

    Great article! This is something that I struggle with as well – while I don’t eat any meat except for seafood, I buy cosmetics without thinking too much about whether they’ve been tested on animals and have lots of leather products. When I really think about it, I know that it’s not right to support comanies that test on animals, so I’ll be making use of the links you provided and reassessing which brands I buy. I don’t always think that the internet is great but it certainly does make it easier to educate ourselves on issues like this one.

    • TheLoverList says:

      Hey Lucia – someone just mentioned to me there is an app you can download that will list cruelty-free accredited cosmetic and household products from your phone. CCF App. I’m about to go and investigate it. I guess the aim of my post was to raise awareness, inform my readers who hold an interest in this topic and maybe one small change we can make in our lives will save a cute little guinea pig!
      Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to share your thoughts with me and our fellow lovers. B xx

  • camparigirl says:

    As I sit here with my two dogs at my feet, napping, I couldn’t agree more. It’s not hard to find the lists of cosmetics company that do NOT test on animals, (most advertise on the products themselves but great you provided a link) and we should support them. There is no evidence that animal tested products are either safer or more effective.

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