Just wanted to si hello to everyone and a thank you to River for doing such a great job whilst I've been away. And it's also nice to see so many new members and all the contributions.
I will be around making some posts. But not every day as I'm rather busy with work. Catch you all later.
The Fixed Cut Of Date (FCOD)
Companies that have a Fixed Cut Of Date (FCOD) policy won't use any of the newly developed ingredients which have been subject to animal testing after a specific date. The company nominates this date and insists their suppliers comply.
5 Year Rolling Rule
Companies adopting a five year rolling rule (5yr rule) only restrict the ingredients they use to ones which have not been tested on animals in the past five years. This approach leaves the door open for newly developed ingredients and does little to discourage animal testing.
Many companies have parent company (these will also be listed) and so any profits made by a subsidiary company will fund any activities of the parent company. So therefor any subsidiary company that follow an ethical policy may well be feeding it's parent comapny which does not.
Please note that the sections on The Fixed Cut Off Date and 5 Year Rolling Rule are from the booklet produced by Naturewatch (Please see my profile page for a link)
World Animal Day October 4th 2006
World Animal Day takes place every year on 4 October. Animal welfare groups, sanctuaries and individuals throughout the world hold special events to heighten public awareness of animal issues and to encourage people to think about how we as humans relate to animals.
Be part of something special and find out how you can get involved in World Animal Day 2006.