Recently some rather ugly news has come to light: Mary Kay, Avon & Estee Lauder have resumed animal testing on their products. Make no mistakes these tests are on rabbits and are being conducted so that those companies can sell their products in China. WARNING: the video is graphic but please consider watching it.
Is wearing mascara more important than the suffering of a lab animal? I think not. Look into your makeup bag and pull out some products. Look them up, are they tested on animals? Do you really want to smear your face with products that are priced with a tag of cruelty and torture? It is not as if cosmetics are a necessity, they are fun but we don’t need to wear them. I have taken a stand: I will not use any cosmetic or household product by a company who engages in this archaic practice. Period. It just is not worth the guilt that I feel every time I look at one of our bunnies.
Whether you like PETA or not, they have a place in the fight for animal rights. They are able to bring attention to events & situations that would otherwise be ignored. Without PETA many cosmetic companies would still be using outdated and inconclusive tests on our furry companions. While I may not agree with PETA’s methods on many occasions, I am impressed by the changes they illicit.
The biggest impact, however, can be made by you and it is a rather small change to make. Pick up some new cruelty free swag! There are so many great companies out there to try- I love Gabriel Cosmetics, Zuzu Luxe and Urban Decay. Now we can look swanky whilst supporting companies who actually care! That is something that both bunnies and humans can get behind!