On September 12th, 2018 we celebrate our 3rd wedding anniversary. In lieu of a traditional celebration, we've decided to do a sky dive. We have funded this entirely ourselves, so all donations made will go to Cruelty free international.
Cruelty free international is a charity that aims to irradiate senseless animal testing. A lot of people don't realise that animal testing still goes on in the UK. Unfortunately it does. Almost 4 million animal experiments took place in the UK alone in 2017.
Animal testing is not limited to mice, guinea pigs and smaller animals- cats, dogs and other animals that many of us consider to be "pets" suffer too.
No animal should be born to die and suffer a life of pain and fear. No animal should be caged and subjected to painful experiments which are life limiting or life ending. Life is short enough and making kinder choices to help protect those who are most vulnerable costs nothing.
Small steps over time such as not impulse buying and changing your buying habits to cut out products which are not cruelty free is the most effective way to help prevent future animal testing. Look for the leaping bunny symbol and don't buy from brands who test on animals. It is simply not necessary. You can find a short list of popular brands who test on animals here: https://tinyurl.com/cruelcunts
You can also find a list of cosmetic brands here that ARE certified cruelty free here: https://tinyurl.com/noncruelcunts
BUT IT IS NOT JUST COSMETICS TESTED ON ANIMALS. Household products are tested on animals too. Many of the well known brands for everything from washing up liquid to bleach and dishwasher tablets test on animals. Persil, Fairy, Arial, Cillit Bang for example all test on animals.
If you're ever in doubt a quick google of "is *brand name* cruelty free" will throw up the answer.
Brands such as The Co-op, Astonish, Marks and Spencer, Waitrose, Ecover, method, and Bio-D are all cruelty free and Sainsbury's has not commissioned any animal testing since 1996.