We do want to take a moment to explain why choosing cruelty-free products is the right choice for our planet and for your own health.
Whether or not you’re an animal lover, we can all agree that torturing and killing animals is inhumane and unethical - especially when it’s completely unnecessary. According to Cruelty Free International, over 115 million animals are being used for animal testing worldwide each year. So we do want to take a moment to explain why choosing cruelty-free products is the right choice for our planet and for your own health.
7 Reasons to Choose Cruelty-Free
Animal Testing is Cruel
Many cosmetic, personal care and drug companies use lab animals, including rabbits, dogs, rats, mice, guinea pigs, and hamsters to test the “safety” of their products. These practices are simply unethical and violate animal rights, by causing pain and torture to the animals.
Animal Testing is not Reliable
Transferring the results of animal tests to humans has proven problematic and misleading. The National Institutes of Health reported that 95 out of every 100 drugs that pass animal test fail in humans. This was reported in 2004 and many other organizations had similar findings, yet animal testing practices are still widespread today.
There are Alternatives to Animal Testing
Ending animal testing does not mean putting human lives at risk. Scientists have developed quicker, cheaper and more reliable methods for testing the safety of products. These methods include cell and tissue cultures, computer modeling and human-patient simulators. However many companies are still hesitant about adopting these methods for a variety of reasons - from animal testing being required in their country to protecting themselves against lawsuits by injured customers.
Cruelty Free Products are Better for You
Cruelty-free brands have higher standards and formulate their products with quality ingredients that have established histories of safe use. They also leave out the harmful chemicals and toxins, which can be irritating to your skin and dangerous to your health.
You Can Change the Industry
By supporting cruelty-free brands and committing to not purchasing products from companies that test on animals, you can force animal testing brands to change their practices or risk becoming obsolete. You can also consider supporting, donating to or volunteering with organizations whose mission is to promote alternative testing methods and end animal testing.
Thousands Of Brands Are Cruelty-Free
There are thousands of cruelty-free brands available today. You're not really limiting yourself that much by making the switch, since so many great brands are cruelty-free.
Many Countries Have Already Banned Animal Testing
Some governments around the world have already banned animal testing on finished products and ingredients. The European Union, Isreal, India, Norway, Switzerland, South Korea, and New Zealand have all banned animal testing. So many governments across the world banning this practice should tell us how harmful and unethical it really is.
ECO BOOM also says NO to animals test! We reject cruel animal test to help sustain the planet. ECO BOOM will protect and regenerate more of the planet than we use for our eco-friendly hygiene products.
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