Testing on Animals, We Will Never Do.
The term “cruelty-free product” is generally understood within the animal rights movement as a product that has not been tested on animals by the manufacturer. It is important to buy cruelty-free products to support companies that are animal-friendly and to boycott companies that still test on animals. Several mainstream cosmetics companies, such as Christian Acuña Skin Care for Men, Revlon and Avon, have been cruelty-free for many years.
Federal law requires drugs to be tested on animals, but no law requires cosmetics or household products to be tested on animals unless they contain new chemicals. Christian Acuña Skin Care is 100% certified organic and with so many substances that are already known to be safe, cruelty-free cosmetic companies, such as CA cosmetics, can continue to offer new, quality products year after year without testing on animals.
Just because a product is labelled, “cruelty-free” does not necessarily mean that it is vegan. A product that has not been tested on animals may still contain animal ingredients. Christian Acuña Cosmetics are plant and botanical based; there is absolutely no animal ingredient. It is important to distinguish between whether a specific company tests on animals and whether a specific ingredient or product has ever been tested on animals. To expect that an ingredient has never been tested on animals is unrealistic, because centuries of animal experimentation mean that almost every substance, even those that are natural and generally considered safe, has been tested on animals at some point in history. Instead of focusing on whether an ingredient or product has ever been tested on animals, ask whether the company or the supplier conducts animal testing.
Thousands of animals suffer and are killed for cosmetics testing in Europe every year – and billions are also killed for food. Going vegetarian is healthy, humane and environmentally friendly. Meat production is the leading cause of climate change; causes pollution, deforestation and other environmental disasters; meat consumption raises the risk of suffering from heart attacks, strokes and various types of cancer; wastes precious food that could be going to feed hungry people; and, of course, results in cruelty to animals. Those of us who care about animals, other people and the planet need to look at what we put in our faces as well as what we put on them!
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