Wednesday, March 02, 2011
(this is Holly, Waffle's litter mate)
Thank you everyone for your responses the other day. I have been doing a lot of reading the past few days and I admit I have been willfully ignorant about some things. One thing is Animal Testing. I never bought anything KNOWING they tested on animals but I admit to not checking if a company does before I buy something. No more. The thought of someone shoving makeup in Waffle or Daisyboo's eye is enough to make me cry just to think of it. So I have been doing some research on the things I have. I am not going to throw out the stuff I already have because honestly that is a waste and it won't matter to them but I can make sure not to support those companies.
Companies I was buying won't be buying anymore:
L'Oreal (hair color, lipstick, primer, makeup)
Kiehls (This one is a grey area.They are owned by L'Oreal who does test. So money in same pocket)
Maybelline (miscellaneous makeup)
Dove (deodorant, body wash)
Oral B (tooth paste)
Neutrogena (sunscreen, face wash)
Shisedo (face wash)
Suave (shampoo for Dave)
Purell (hand sanitizer)
Old Spice (deodorant for Dave)
Olay (face moisturizer)
Arm and Hammer (cleaning products)
Procter and Gamble
And on the upside companies I use that DO NOT test on animals!
(which honestly takes up honest at least 80+% of my stuff thank god)
Bath and Body Works
Lush! (I love lush SO MUCH)
These aren't comprehensive lists just ones I had interactions with.
For a comprehensive list of companies that DO test see this.
For a comprehensive list of companies that DO NOT test see this.
If you have a suggestion of a product you have personally used and loved that I could get when I run out of the above I would appreciate it.
Now if you do think animal testing is ok can I ask that you do not post that in the comments? Or better yet please go post why on your blog and give me a link to it and I would love to read about it, honestly. I like to know the why and why nots of all situations, (this is why I A'ced Debate I always like to know both sides of things) but I just don't want to post the pros on my personal site.