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7 Shocking Products You Wouldn’t Believe Are Tested on Animals

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4. Toilet Paper

Bounty, Charmin, Cottonelle, Kleenex, Puffs and Scott Tissue, along with a nearly all of the other major toilet paper brands test their products on animals. Avoid buying bleached or fragranced toilet paper and tissues and opt for unbleached, recycled and eco friendly instead. One company you know you can trust is Seventh Generation, who clearly state that they have never conducted or commissioned any animal testing of their products or ingredients.

5. Razors

Gillette, Schick, Braun, Bic, you name it, most manufacturers of razors conduct animal testing. While many of these major players make claims that can appear as though they have ditched animal experimentation, these claims often cannot be trusted as they are deceiving and the companies do in fact still continue to test on animals.

6. Stationary

Bic, one of the largest manufacturers for disposable products such as lighters, magnets, ballpoint pens, printed paper products and razors, claim that they are currently observing a moratorium on animal testing, however they refuse to rule out future tests. Post-It and Scotch Tape owned by 3M are another company that may appear innocent but in fact test their products on animals.

7. Furniture Polish

Another unexpected product that’s tested on animals is your every day furniture polish, along with washing up liquid, air freshener and bleach. Tests involve giving animals high toxic doses of chemicals or rubbing irritants into their eyes or skin. Some ‘green’ cleaning products are equally at fault; while they might state that the finished product is not tested on animals, the ingredients still are.

Even though it can be overwhelming to live a cruelty-free lifestyle when so many of your favorite products are tested on animals, do not despair! There are no end of amazing resources out there to help you along the way.

The Leaping Bunny has a comprehensive list of those who do and don’t test on animals so you know who to trust and who to steer clear of when doing your shopping. Go Cruelty Free and PETA are also two other useful resources to utilize. Of course, one of the best ways to find out the truth and ensure you are making the most compassionate choice possible is to contact the company directly.

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9:39PM PDT on Oct 24, 2014

Animal testing on consumer products is the product of heartless corporations. It must be eradicated

9:44PM PDT on Oct 22, 2014

these companies need fined and boycotted!!!!! animal testing should BY LAW be punishable.....I will not purchase any of these products....animal abuse is NOT ACCEPTABLE EVER

7:46AM PDT on Oct 22, 2014

Most of these products don't seem to need testing, and if they did need testing there are plenty of unemployed people who probably would sign up to get paid to have the testing done on them. The only one I can see on the list is diapers (not sure why they are making animals ingest diapers), and furniture polish (probably a no brainer for testing - if someone eyes water when the product is sprayed, something is wrong with the product, no need to put in an animal's eyes).

Animal testing needs to stop. Basically it seems like it just keeps researchers employed who are heartless and don't mind abusing animals so they can make a paycheck.

1:58AM PDT on Sep 20, 2014

I cant believe in this day and age people still insist on testing on animals, its unnecessary when there are alternative ways!

5:51PM PDT on Aug 5, 2014

To be absolutely sure that the products you buy have NOT been tested on animals at ANY STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT (which is a sneaky way many companies get away with saying one thing and doing another), buy ONLY Leaping Bunny certified cosmetics, personal products, and household products.

http://leapingbunny.org/ - North America
http://www.gocrueltyfree.org/ - International

7:36PM PDT on Jul 17, 2014

:'(

1:14AM PDT on Jul 15, 2014

Disgusting.

4:25AM PDT on May 17, 2014

very interesting and shocking, thanks for sharing :)

5:18AM PST on Feb 13, 2014

Shut them down.

12:43AM PST on Feb 6, 2014

Thank you for sharing. No more buy these things.

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