Friday, April 07, 2006

Cruelty free products

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), which, with more than 800,000 members, is the largest animal rights organization in the world and was founded in 1980, produces a "Don't Test" list of cruelty-free companies, that do not test their products on animals.

The list includes cosmetics, personal care, and household cleaning product companies only. PETA's Caring Consumer Project was founded on the fact that no law requires animal testing of these types of products, so manufacturers of these products have no excuse for animal testing and should be boycotted until they change to a non-animal-testing policy.

In order to be listed, each company has stated that it does not conduct any animal tests that are not required by law.

Companies listed either have signed PETA's statement of assurance or provided a statement verifying that they do not conduct or commission any nonrequired animal tests on ingredients, formulations, or finished products and that they pledge not to do so in the future.

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