Visit your favorite search engine and type in your household cleaners and beauty products with this phrase: “Do Mr. Clean products test on animals?” What did you find? How about your lip-stick? Your laundry detergent, your sink cleaner, mascara, eye liner, nail polish, toilet cleaner….Need I go on?
Be aware, the lists that are available only show companies who test their final products on the animals- that is all that is required to report. If a company, for example, tests several ingredients that are used in their product, on animals- but yet they do not test the final product on animals- they are legally allowed to still label their products as “NOT TESTED ON ANIMALS”. So how do you know for sure?
Where are the animals coming from who are being tested on? You guessed it- animal shelters, free to good home ads, stray/homeless pets and there are also specific breeders out there who operate “farms” where they breed…and breed….and breed more innocent animals to only be used for testing.
For now, spreading awareness of the issue in addition to buying/supporting only companies who do not test on animals and do not purchase their research information from other companies who do- are some ways we can take small steps to march forward to a better future in regards to this issue. Writing letters to the companies, having petitions signs and involving local media can also raise awareness and possibly bring about change that is much needed. The effort must be by the masses. The effort must be continued and persistent. And our dedication to this cause must be unwavering, as it won’t be an easy battle to win, but it can be done. If we want to live in a kinder world, we must address the “secret” issues in our society, such as animal experimentation. We must expose the truth and we must speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.
*Adopt your next pet from a local shelter/pound or rescue-- save a life! (Watch the video for more info on pet adoption)