Why do some product labels say, “No animal ingredients,” when they contain beeswax, lanolin, buttermilk, etc.?

This type of misleading labeling is often caused by a lack of education about animal issues or by insensitivity to the suffering of animals in the production of products that do not involve the actual slaughter of the animal. PETA attempts to educate officials at these companies, but some have persisted in inaccurately labeling their products even though honey, lanolin, buttermilk, etc., are, indeed, animal products. We advise you to read the entire label before believing such a statement and to voice your complaints when you find products that are mislabeled.

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