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 is Melaleuca included on the “do test” list?
- Why don’t some cruelty-free companies include the fact that they are cruelty-free on their products’ labels?
- Does the Food and Drug Administration require drugs to be tested on animals?
- Do medical students have to dissect or experiment 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?
- What can be done about animal tests that are required by law?
- Animals in cages on factory farms or in laboratories don’t suffer that much because they’ve never known anything else.
- Does the law require animal testing for cosmetics and household products?
“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