Monday, 6 February 2012

COMPANIES THAT TEST ON DOGS AND OTHER ANIMALS

While I understand that it may be difficult to avoid all products, any effort you make to cut back on purchasing from these companies will save the lives of many animals including cats, dogs, guinea pigs, mice, monkeys, pigs, rabbits, rats, sheep and other innocent animals from pain, cruelty and death.

Please don't use me for research & then kill me, I deserve better!
33 animals die in laboratories per every second that passes - world wide. Yet there are around 450 alternative methods to test product without using animals - and many successful companies round the world use these alternative methods.

Companies that do test on animals commonly use the DraizeTest (all animals that receive this painful test are killed after the test is administered and when the test is administered the animals are not given any type of painkiller) and the LD-20Test (Lethal Dose 50 Test). Many companies also use vivisection - the practice of cutting into or using invasive techniques on living animals.

Research has shown that testing on animals is a highly ineffective way to identify products and drugs that are harmful to humans. 

In fact most of the tests done on animals are actually discarded! So, if you are still under the impression that testing on animals is an unfortunate necessity to protect humans from harm you now know otherwise! Most researchers and doctors admit that due to the anatomic and physiological differences between humans and non-human animals the tests are irrelevant! For answers too many frequently asked questions (FAQ) about animal experimentation and why it is not effective or necessary you can click here.

As Aga Khan (Prince Sadruddin) said in 1933, "The philosophy behind vivisection, the sacrifice of creatures we regard as 'inferior' beings, differs little from that behind the concentration camp or the slave trader."

Take a look at the logo’s below - you will recognize many of them - including pet food manufacturers! 

You can then scroll below for a more comprehensive listing which includes many companies that are common household names. Below that listing you can click to see an even more extensive international listing. If you would like to search for a specific company to see if they test on animals - but do not see them listed below you can click here to do a custom search by company name. 

Conversely if you would like to see an extensive list of companies world-wide who do not test on animals you can click here.


 
A
Alcon Labs
Allergan, Inc.
Answer
Arm & Hammer
ArmorAll
Arrid
Axe
Aziza

B
Bain de Soleil
Ban Roll-on
Banana Boat
Bausch & Lomb
Benckiser
BenGay
Biotherm
Block Drug Co. Inc.
(The) Body Shop
Bounty
Boyle-Midway
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.

C
Cacherel
Cargill
Carpet Fresh
Carter-Wallace
Chesebrough-Ponds
Church & Dwight
Clarion
Clairol
Clear Choice
Clorox
Commerce Drug Co.
Consumer Value Stores
Coppertone
Coty
Cover Girl
Crest

D
Dana Perfumes
Dawn
Del Laboratories
Desitin
Dial Corporation
Diversey
Dove
Dow Brands
Drackett Products Co.
Drano

E
EcoLab
Eli Lilly & Co.
El Sanofi Inc.
Elizabeth Arden
Erno Laszlo

F
Faberge
Fantastik
Fendi
Final Net
Finesse
First Response
Flame Glow

G
Garnier
Giorgio Armani
Givaudan-Roure
Glade
Glass Plus
H

Helena Rubinstein
Helene Curtis Industries
Herbal Essences
Huggies

I
ISO
Ivory

J
Jhirmack
Johnson & Johnson
Johnson Products Co.
Jovan

K
Kaboom
Keri
Kimberly-Clark Corp
Kiwi Brands
Kleenex

L
Lady's Choice
Lancaster
Lancome
Lava
Lever Brothers
Lipton
Listerine
L'Oreal USA
Lubriderm
Lux
Lysol

M
Mars (candy company)
Matrix Essentials
Max Factor
Maybelline
Mead
Mop & Glo

N
Nair
Naturelle
Neutrogena
Neutron Industries, Inc.

O
Olean
Orange Glo
Oscar de la Renta
OxiClean

P
Pantene
Parfums International
Pearl Drops
Pennex
Pfizer, Inc.
Pine-Sol
Plax
Playtex Corporation
Pledge
Polident
Ponds
Post-It
Prestige Brands
Prince Matchabelli
Proctor & Gamble Co.

Q
Quintessence

R
Raid
Ralph Lauren Fragrances
Reckitt Benckiser
Redken
Resolve
Richardson-Vicks

S
Sally Beauty Supply
Sally Hansen
Sanofi
SC Johnson & Son
Schering-Plough
Scotch
Scott Paper Co.
Scrub Free
Sensodyne
Signal
SmithKline Beecham
Snobal
SoftSheen
S.O.S.
Stanhome Inc.
Sterling Drug
Suave
Sun Star
Sunsilk

T
TCB Naturals
Tegrin
3M
Tide
Tilex
Trojan
Truvia

U
Unilever

V
Vaseline
Vichy
Vidal Sassoon
Visine
Vivid

W
Warner-Lambert
Westwood Pharmaceuticals
White Shoulders
Whitehall Laboratories
Windex
Woolite 

If you would like to view a more extensive world-wide listing you can click here. No animal is as as destructive as the human animal...



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2 comments:

  1. It would be great to get a list of those who don't test on animals because now i need to find a whole bunch of alternatives

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    1. If you re-read the article above you will see that a link to a list of companies that DO NOT test on animals is already provided :>)It is just above the logos of the companies that do test on animals - the text reads...

      'Conversely if you would like to see an extensive list of companies world-wide who do not test on animals you can click here'

      Cheers, Karen

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Important Note

1.0 Use of Foods, Herbs, Alternative Medicines:

Safe use of items and protocols in the article above, is your sole responsibility.

Foods, herbs and alternative medicines have health issue, condition and conventional drug interactions. Safe use of all substances and protocol are your responsibility.

Before you use any substance or protocol do your research. Check for cautions, contradictions, interactions and side effects. Do not use substances or protocols not suitable to your animal's individual circumstances.

If your animal has an underlying condition substances and protocols may conflict.

2.0 Definition of Holistic…

Food, herbs, alternative medicines are NOT ‘holistic’ they are a substance and MAY, or may NOT be ‘NATURAL’.

If you use a ‘natural’ substance (ie. an herb) you are using a natural substance, not a holistic substance.

Holistic is not defined by use of one or several substances. Holistic is an approach.

Definition of “holistic” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press

Adjective

"relating to the whole of something or to the total system instead of just to its parts"

"Holistic medicine attempts to treat the whole person, including mind and body, not just the injury or disease."

Holistic is a way of approaching life, and within that health, and well-being.

3.0 Expectation a natural substance remedies a health or behavioral situation.

A natural substance used to treat symptoms. But, if factors causing the underlying issue remain you do not have a remedy.

Remedy requires a comprehensive approach. It is necessary to identify root cause. Remove items that trigger, cause or otherwise contribute to issues. Holistic approach includes design, implementation to treat, remedy and maintain long-term health.

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