So, as long as I have been involved in researching animal rights (for over 5 years ) I have always been told that P&G is practically the devil itself when it comes to animal testing. However, I came across a forum recently that had a link to Herbal Essence's FAQ and one of the questions asked was about animal testing. The answer shocked me. I am not sure if this has been brought up in the forum before but if it is true and I am reading this right then this is awesome, and more companies should follow suit.
are Herbal Essences products tested on animals?
unfortunately some misinformation has recently appeared which may have compromised your trust in Herbal Essences. rather than trust wrong information here are the facts:
Herbal Essences products are not tested on animals. full stop. nor do we ask any supplier or contract lab to test them on our behalf. all messages implying Herbal Essences or any other P&G Beauty & Grooming product was tested on animals are wrong! we passionately believe that ending animal testing is a benefit for all--consumers, animal welfare and industry. in fact, P&G is a global leader in supporting alternatives to animal research, having invested more than $250 million to date in helping to develop more than 50 proven alternative methods. we collaborate with governments and universities to promote acceptance of alternatives. if you want to learn more about our efforts, please visit http://www.pgbeautygroomingscience.com/
I would like some other input on this , because I'd start buying their products again if this is true... I don't mean on a regular basis because I don't like to use stuff that isn't natural but money has been kinda tight lately and it would be nice to have some other options besides E.L.F. and Hard Candy and store brands.
(I usually use Lush, MAC , Kiss My Face and Bare Minerals)
I've read terrible things about pet food companies using dogs and cats to test their foods by starving them and seeing how fast they gain weight back, inflicting injuries on them to see if the nutrition helps them heal, etc. I was so devastated a few years ago when I found this out. You think the pet food companies would be kind to animals and it is sad to find out that it is quite the opposite.
Dolores , yeah I am with you I would definitely like to contact them on the matter to find out what this "retirement" facility is. I am not saying I want to go out and buy a whole bunch of P&G products but the fact that they seem adamant on making such an effort is definitely something I feel is worth recognizing.
and to Catconsrv, I think that the way pet food companies test food on animals is horrible, like when I found out about Iams I was disgusted. I forgot that P&G acquired them a few years back. Although I have heard/read other places that their testing is strictly monitored by the ASPCA
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