Do you take the time to check the labels on your personal-care products to make sure they say, "This product was not tested on animals"? Or do you just toss products into your shopping cart without thinking twice? Whether you're a die-hard label-checker or someone who's never even thought about checking a label, we've got the quiz for you!
It's hard to believe that some companies still test on animals. We don't need to have animals burned and blinded for yet another shampoo, lotion, or body wash—I mean, c'mon! With that in mind, we want you to figure out how cruelty-free your products are. There's no better time than now to clean out your cabinets and shower and get rid of your outdated animal-tested stuff!
Here’s how this'll work:
1. Download and print this quiz.
2. Go through all the items on the list, giving yourself one point for each cruelty-free product you own.
3. Add up the points to find out your score!
When you're done, print more copies of the quiz to share with your friends and find out how cruelty-free their products are. But don't stop there—give the quiz to your mom, sister, cousin, grandmother, or whoever.
Animals Used in Experimentation:
Are you a caring consumer? Is that lip balm that you can’t put down cruelty-free? What about your shampoo and toothpaste or that nail polish of your sister’s that you just can’t keep your hands off of? Or that laundry detergent that your mom uses to get your whites white and your colors bright? Do you scan labels to look for the “not tested on animals” seal of approval before buying anything? It takes just a few minutes and really does make a difference. It’s one of the easiest things that you can do to help animals.
Did you know that millions of animals are poisoned, blinded, and killed each year in cruel experiments so that companies can test their personal care products? It’s true! Animals are suffering right now for things like cosmetics, shampoo and conditioner, cleaners, and other household items. But here’s something that we’ll bet you didn’t know: Those tests are NOT required by law!
Speaking of laws, there is no law in the U.S. that forbids any animal experiment—no matter how painful or unnecessary. The Animal Welfare Act (AWA) is a group of laws that was put together to protect animals, but it leaves many animals out. The AWA doesn’t cover cold-blooded animals, birds, animals who are used for food, or rats and mice—the animals most commonly used in animal tests.
Today, more than 500 companies- like The Body Shop, Bonne Bell, and Urban Decay Cosmetics—have stopped torturing animals with painful, useless tests, so chances are, you’re already buying cruelty-free items. These companies have realized that alternatives to animal testing are cheaper and produce faster, more accurate results than animal tests—which means that they’re safer for people, too!
So come on! Check those labels, and only buy products that weren’t tested on animals. And since there’s always more that you can do, fire off a letter to companies that are still torturing animals, letting them know that you’ll be boycotting their products until they stop. You can get a list of those companies by clicking here.
Courtesy: www petakids com - Article for general awareness