Written by PETA
How does it happen every year? Mother's Day is just six days away, and all you've got prepared for dear
old Mom is an impromptu poem on the phone. Or the old standby, flowers. But
does it have to be that way? Noooo!
are some gifts that will delight your mom while helping other moms:
the one holiday when we get to celebrate Mom for all that she's done for us, so
show your appreciation by honoring all
moms, from feathered to finned!
Written by Jeff Mackey
Since PETA began campaigning to expose companies that conduct agonizing and deadly tests on animals, consumers
have firmly supported cruelty-free businesses like those on PETA's list of
companies that don't test on animals. Realizing this, some unscrupulous companies are concealing the whole truth from
consumers about their animal testing policies, but you shouldn't buy their
propaganda—or their products.
Recently, for instance, Shiseido announced that it would mostly stop
testing on animals. While eliminating animal tests is welcome, the company added
that it would continue to test ingredients on animals "where it is required by law." So money spent on Shiseido products will continue to fund cruel testing on
animals in countries such as China, where animal testing is still required by
the government (although PETA's working to change that, too)—meaning that the company has not eliminated animal testing entirely.
Kay is another corporation that seems to
be playing word games with its customers, claiming that it doesn't "conduct"
animal testing. Yet while Mary Kay might not
perform the tests itself,
the company does pay the Chinese government to test its products on animals.
PETA has also repeatedly contacted a number of other
companies that refuse to reveal their animal testing policies. These companies—which
should not be considered cruelty-free until they make a clear statement on
animal testing—include the following:
What You Can Do
By refusing to support companies that test on animals, we leverage
our collective buying power to send a distinct message that testing on animals
for cosmetics is unacceptable. To make sure that you're shopping truly
cruelty-free, please check the online listing of companies that do and that don't test on animals or order your free copy of PETA's first-ever global cruelty-free shopping guide!
Written by Michelle Kretzer
good news on the international
product testing front: After discussions with PETA, Pangea Organics is ending all sales of
its products in China, where animal tests for cosmetics are required. For
choosing principles over profits and vowing not to
pay for animal tests anywhere in the world, PETA is proud to honor Pangea
Organics with our Courage in Commerce Award.
Organics has been a member of PETA's Beauty Without Bunnies program and will stay
on PETA's cruelty-free list along with more than 1,300 cosmetics companies and personal-care
and household products companies that are committed to compassion.
joins a growing list of companies that are choosing to stay true to their
cruelty-free roots. Last year, Paul Mitchell Systems became the first
company to pull out of China rather than harming animals after learning from
PETA that selling in that country would mean painful and deadly tests on
animals, and other companies,
such as Dermalogica, have followed suit. Urban Decay also reversed its
decision to enter the Chinese market after hearing from thousands of PETA
supporters. And NYX,
Paula's Choice, Yes To
Carrots, and Jack Black have all said, "No, thanks!" to the Chinese
market until tests on animals are no longer required—and that day is coming
closer. PETA is helping to fund the efforts of the Institute for In Vitro
Sciences, which is working to help Chinese scientists and government officials accept superior, non-animal
methods, and China is poised to approve its first
help us congratulate
Pangea Organics, and show your support
for cruelty-free living by using PETA's brand-new global Cruelty-Free Shopping
Guide every time you shop! Order a free copy or use PETA's Beauty
Without Bunnies database to find compassionate
companies that refuse to pay for animal tests anywhere in the world.
you have a general question for PETA and would like a response, please e-mail Info@peta.org. If you need to report cruelty to
an animal, please click
here. If you are reporting an animal in imminent danger and know where to find the
animal and if the abuse is taking place right now, please call your local
police department. If the police are unresponsive, please call PETA
immediately at 757-622-7382 and press 2.
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Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.