Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I find out if my prescription medication contains ingredients from animal sources?
- How often is the information on PETA’s cruelty-free company search page updated?
- How often are PETA’s company lists updated?
- I’ve discovered that a company in the cruelty-free section harms animals in other ways. Why is it still included on the list?
- Does film contain gelatin?
- Why don’t some cruelty-free companies include the fact that they are cruelty-free on their products’ labels?
- Why is Melaleuca included on the “do test” list?
- Do medical students have to dissect or experiment on animals?
- Does the Food and Drug Administration require drugs to be tested on animals?
- How can non-animal tests show us the complex interactions of cells, tissues, and organs?
- Don’t most scientists care about animals because their research depends on the animals’ well-being?
- I’ve seen a few products with labels that say, “This finished product not tested on animals.” Does that mean that the individual ingredients have been tested on animals?
- Does the law require animal testing for cosmetics and household products?
- Why do companies continue to test products on animals?
- What can be done about animal tests that are required by law?
“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
— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind