Hello my loves,
I would like to put out a little message before you continue to read this post. If you are easily upset / offended by situations that involve animals and animal testing than this post isn’t for you. This post is for educational purposes, it is to give you a basic round up of information and to let you know that you can help these animals, you can make a difference.
Now I am not going to use this post to try to force you to change your lifestyle especially as it is difficult to go 100% cruelty free, but I just want to use this post to explain what it is and how you can help make a difference.
If you decide to carry on reading this post then I hope you enjoy reading it and I hope that it is educational and informative for you.
I have been wanting to change to a cruelty free lifestyle for long time now – I don’t want to be buying products from companies that allows animal testing. I have been seeing more and more in the media about animal testing and it honestly just breaks my heart.
So what is animal testing?
An animal test is any scientific experiment in which a live animal is forced to undergo something that is likely to cause them pain, suffering, distress or lasting harm. Animals used in laboratories are deliberately harmed and are usually killed at the end of the experiment.
Animal experiments include:
- injecting or force feeding animals with potentially harmful substances
- exposing animals to radiation
- surgically removing animals’ organs or tissues to deliberately cause damage
- forcing animals to inhale toxic gases
- subjecting animals to frightening situations to create anxiety and depression.
What animals are used for testing?
- Guinea Pigs
- Nonhuman primates
- Farmed animals
Animals used in experiments are usually bred for this purpose by the laboratory or in breeding facilities. Horses and other animals such as cows, sheep and pigs are often supplied by dealers and may originate from racing stables or farms for use in animal experiments.
You can help:
There are several ways in which you can help put an end to animal testing; these include:
- Buy cruelty-free products
- Educate others; talk about it, tell anyone who will listen
- Speak up
- Make a donation
Why you should help:
- There are countries that have already banned animal testing
- There are thousands of great brands that are cruelty-free
- Cruelty-free brands are budget friendly
- Buying less helps the planet
- Cats and dogs are being used in experiments
When you start really looking into this topic, you soon realise that you don’t know half of what actually happens to these poor animals.
Humans test on animals because they can’t say no. We have to be the voice for these animals and put a stop to this. It is time for a change.
There are so many lists that explain which companies are cruelty free and which aren’t, stay up to date! I am constantly looking at the below websites to see which companies are being added / removed from the lists so I am constantly aware of what’s going on.
Websites used for research and where you can get the information you need:
I hope this post has been informative and educational for my lovely readers and I hope it has inspired you to at least look into this subject and see how you can help these animals. You are able to help, you just have to try.
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Until next time, Abbs xo