Even in the United States, cruel methods of animal testing are used for preliminary trials of many products we use on our bodies.In the fiscal year ending in 2005, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported a total of 1,177,566 primates, dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and other species used for research. The breakdown by species was: 66,610 dogs, 57,531 primates, 58,598 pigs, 245,786 rabbits, 22,921 cats, 176,988 hamsters, 32,260 sheep, 64,146 other farm animals, 221,286 guinea pigs and 231,440 other animals.
As these issues are brought to the publics attention, more and more companies are responding with refusal to use chemicals that are tested on animals. Instead of focusing on the gorey details– there are plenty of people who do that– I’d like to provide education and solutions for you to learn how to become cruelty-free in not only your diet, but your ever day life.
- Go Cruelty-FreeThe Basics Being vegan and/or cruelty-free extends beyond your diet and into every aspect of your life. Obviously, the cruel treatment animals recieve at factory farms is an easy reason to go vegan. But being vegan in your everyday life can be a bit […]
- DIY Seaweed Face MaskDIY Seaweed Face Mask If the beautiful emerald color of this face mask doesn’t pull you in, the benefits to using this homemade mask will. This recipe includes 2 types of seaweed Fucus vesiculosus and chlorella. The types of seaweed used are […]
- Cruelty Free FashionVegan Fashion With mass-production low-cost stores like TopShop and Zara offering cruelty-free fashion alongside trusted brands like Vans, it is easier than ever to get clothing made without any harm coming to animals. One obvious material that is […]
- DIY Citrus TonerDIY Vitamin C Citrus Toner The best way to make sure your beauty products are cruelty-free is to make them yourself. As a Florida native, I cannot get enough of citrus. With just a few ingredients, this aromatic spritz will revive your skin on a hot […]
- Cruelty Free Home DecorAnimal Products in Home Decor Avoiding leather and suede, are obvious choices when choosing to design vegan in your home. There are vegan alternatives to leather couches by using synthetics which look and feel just like real leather. Secondary to […]