Friday, September 04, 2009

Easy Way to Be a Cruelty Free Shopper

Thanks to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, now there is an easy way to see if the beauty and skin care products you buy are tested on animals., the youth activism portion of PETA, had launched a page that makes finding which companies are cruelty free and which are not much easier than it used to be.

The page consists of three drop down menus. The first allows you to see the names of companies that DO test on animals, grouped by name.

The second lets you search for cruelty-free brands by product type. I absolutely love this menu, and it is very complete, it includes listings for items such as deodorant, bleaching cream, pregnancy care, healing salve, insect bite treatment, massage oil, Rosacea treatment, first aid, massage oil, feminine hygiene, and Ayurvedic supply, just to name a few.

The last drop-down menu is a list of cruelty-free companies, grouped by name.

Finally, in the product and brand listings, the letter "V" has been placed next to the name of any company that makes vegan-only products. (Though many of the companies that are not marked do offer some animal-free items as well).

Ready to really check everything you own? I know many vegans have put this off because of the daunting task it is to look at a giant list or search product-by-product on a search engine, so now you can stop procrastinating! Click here to begin!

Google Search!