Cruelty-Free – More Info

Found this great blog on living cruelty-free. (Meaning no animal testing, not no animal products.) ThereBunny_3 are lots of informative articles and links. It seems L-Oreal is going cruelty-free now, too. — Although they own lots of other companies, including Maybelline, which I had been purchasing because it was designated cruelty-free. Parent companies make this whole thing very confusing. This post lists companies owned by L’Oreal, all of which will apparently be eliminating animal testing on their products. It will take 5-6 years before 100% of their products will be cruelty-free, but at least it sets a benchmark in the industry.

In related (though belated) news, the US Humane Society Recently honored American scientist Rodger Curren, who is the president and co-founder of the Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS). The IIVS “works to promote the development, optimization, validation and acceptance of alternative (non-animal) testing and research methods.” They work with manufacturers throughout the country to demonstrate that non-animal methods of toxicity testing can give them the results they need in an efficient manner.

I’m still looking into the pet products issue. I think I’m getting some distorted info. More later…


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2 Responses to “Cruelty-Free – More Info”

  1. Emily Says:

    I’m so excited you’re linking to my blog! I’m glad it’s been of use to you, and am thrilled to find someone else blogging about cruelty-free issues.


  2. Blackbird Says:

    Hey Emily,
    Thanks. I go to your site often because it unbelievably thorough and up-to-date. Keep it up!

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