To me, going cruelty-free is not only about avoiding products that are tested on animals. It is also about avoiding animal by-product. How can a brand/product consider itself to be cruelty-free if it uses/contains animal fat and other animal ingredients? Farm animals may not be as cute and cuddly as dogs, cats, and rabbits, but they’re just as important. Personally, I think they’re just as cute and cuddly. ?
When I list a product/brand as cruelty-free, then it meets these 3 requirements:
- It is not tested on animals during any step of the production process.
- It is not owned by a parent company that tests on animals when/where required by law.
- It does not contain any animal by-products (I accept ingredients derived from bees, but nothing else).
When I talk about humane products I am more than likely referring to food: meat, dairy, or eggs. I know that it is contradictory to what I said above and to the point of the blog. Read this post if you are curious as to why I support humane farming.
I do not support just any producer that merely slaps on a “humane” label because a lot of times it is nothing more than a marketing claim. I only support those producers that are backed up and certified by 3rd parties, such as:
I do not and will never support the use of fur regardless of how “humane” the fur may be obtained, or how “overpopulated” a particular species may be. If you ask me, we are the ones that are overpopulated.
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