Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Cosmetics and Animal Testing



I know many of you will groan when you see the title of this entry, but I do want to touch base and say that things are better than they used to be where using animals for testing cosmetics is concerned. I was very glad to see that, among others, 2 of my favorite cosmetic companies, Estee Lauder and Clarins, do not use animal testing. As I grow older, I seem to be realizing that most of the cruelty in the world is really needless - and that includes animal testing. I do believe in serious research to discover cures for horrible diseases - and I know that sometimes means animal testing. But to treat animals cruelly so that I can have a longer lasting eye shadow is just silly and wasteful. Does your favorite cosmetic company use animal testing? Go to the Peta website or Google for a list of cosmetic companies that eschew animal testing. No one should have to suffer to be beautiful - including animals.
Donnachloe

4 comments:

Nate James said...

the stuff needs to be tested on something... if you want you can volunteer, but not me!

catherine said...

thank you for that update on animal-free testing. I can now enjoy my new eye liner from Clarins. Guilt free.

catherine said...

thank you for that update on animal-free testing. I can now enjoy my new eye liner from Clarins. Guilt free.

Lindafloral said...

I'm glad some companies don't test on animals. If it were totaly up to man he would and is destroying the world.