3 Tips for Adopting a Cruelty-Free Lifestyle
What if the law of karma wasn’t just applied to the things you said and did, but to what you consumed as well? What if the bad karma from the frightened and abused animals was carried over into the animal products you ate and used?
…or maybe you just hate the idea of adorable, sweet, cuddle-bunnies being tortured
When this post was written, 36% of women only buy products from brands that don’t test on animals. Our money talks, and together we can end animal testing for good just based on the purchases we make. Let’s join the movement and start helping other women kick the cruelty train!
1. Start with a Plan
It’s fair to say that you’ve probably invested quite a bit of time and money into finding your favourite products. I’m not asking you to let those animals be tortured in vain. Keep the products, use them until their last drop, and then head to your favorite beauty counter to ask for the best cruelty free substitute to sample. Even when you do make your purchase, you can always return the products for your money back to try something else until you get the right match. A little trial and error is expected, but I feel confident you might find something even better than your old makeup – maybe it will even be chemical free and better for your skin and anti-aging efforts too! Cruelty free doesn’t mean more expensive either, Elf products don’t test on animals – and they’re just about the cheapest in the game! (I love their powder compact!). Just take it one step, and one product, at a time.
2) Look for the Leaping Bunny
….not just the PETA Bunny. OK, so you’ve committed to taking the first step, but how do you know which products are actually
3) Always check for China
This is a useful and definitive way of finding out if a brand you’re interested in is cruelty-free. Currently, all countries in the European Union and growing numbers of others worldwide (including New Zealand, India and Taiwan) are all banned from testing cosmetics on animals. China is the opposite, because it enforces animal testing. That means that no cosmetics can be sold there without first being tested on animals. So, if you know that a company sells its products in China, then you know right away that it is not cruelty-free.
With over 50 forms of non-animal related tests out there and available for use, there’s lots of
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If you’re all fired up and want to make a change faster, you can donate to The Humane Society’s fight to ‘End Cosmetic Animal Testing’ here. Tell me if you donate, I’ll try to match!