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No Animal Testing? Deceptive Beauty Labels

Power to the animals
If it disturbs you that your skincare and beauty regime may contribute to the pain, suffering, and death of countless animals, “it’s as simple as buying a different product at the grocery store or the cosmetics counter,” says Erin Edwards, PETA’s media liaison.

If your favorite brands don’t appear on the approved lists, let your dollars do the talking and use the power of the pen. Boycott the products and contact the companies directly. Ask them to clarify their animal-testing policy, and politely encourage them to join PETA’s or Leaping Bunny’s cruelty-free programs.

Not a writer? You can use Leaping Bunny’s sample letter to manufacturers. Or the Animal Protection Institute offers free postcards requesting companies to halt animal testing.

“If there is a market for truly cruelty-free products, industry will move in that direction,” says the Humane Society’s Loree Talley, who researches animal testing issues for the organization. “Consumers can spend dollars compassionately and let companies know that animal testing is unacceptable.”

Maryann Hammers, former editor in chief of Spa magazine, is an animal loving spa junkie and an aficionado of fine skincare products (and can vouch that some of the best stuff is on the approved lists). She shares her Los Angeles-area home with three cats.

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4:50AM PDT on Oct 11, 2011

It's great that this list of cruelty-free companies is growing!

2:55PM PDT on Aug 8, 2011

Please keep the pressure on those responsible for these cruel tests by joining the thousands of caring consumers who refuse to purchase products from corporations that torture, and abuse our animals. Make this barbaric, and ignorant act of cruelty a thing of the past..........forever!

5:44AM PDT on Jul 17, 2011

Thank you

9:02PM PDT on Jun 17, 2011

Thanks for the article.We need all the info on this important subject as we can get.

11:07AM PDT on May 19, 2011

I recommend to not bother with using or buying beauty products in the first place! It makes every thing so much easier. That's what I do. Besides, many people don't think that wearing makeup makes them or other people look more beautiful. that's the way I see it. we should embrace our natural beauty, not one that comes in a jar from a factory!

11:05AM PDT on May 19, 2011

I recommend to not bother with using or buying beauty products in the first place! It makes every thing so much easier. That's what I do

6:54AM PDT on May 17, 2011

Really nice article.I like this kind of article very much.Thank you very much for your great article.Bangladeshi Girls

3:18PM PDT on May 12, 2011

good to know. our $$$ will definately speak when consumers choose cruelty-free, no animal testing companies.

5:53PM PST on Feb 16, 2011

It is disgusting how companies can torture animals and then blatantly lie about it.

9:46AM PST on Feb 8, 2011

Thanks for that list....

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