Companies That Do Not Test on Animals

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By purchasing only products that are not tested on animals, you can help save rabbits, mice, guinea pigs, rats, and other animals. Hundreds of thousands of animals are poisoned, blinded, and killed every year to test shampoos, household cleaners, cosmetics, hairsprays, and other personal-care and household items. These tests are not required by law, and they often produce inaccurate or misleading results - even if a product has blinded an animal, it can still be marketed to you. Although more than 500 companies have banned animal tests, some corporations still force substances into animals' stomachs and drip chemicals into rabbits' eyes.

Information about the testing policy of companies that produce chemical products used for the cleaning and disinfection of articles for general use such as cosmetic products and their ingredients

On the Croatian White List, Animal Friends offers information about ethical companies that do not test neither their final products nor ingredients on animals and which pay attention that ingredients they purchase are not tested on animals. Animal Friends invites consumers to support such companies by buying only their products.

Unlike them, some companies still test on animals. Products of these companies should be completely avoided, that is, only products from the white list should be used.

The Croatian Animal Protection Act prohibits the use of animals in experiments for the research or development of chemical products used for cleaning and disinfection of articles of general use, the research or development of ingredients, combinations of ingredients and finished cosmetic products. However, this does not mean that all products of Croatian companies are okay because testing for Croatian companies can be performed abroad or ingredients Croatian companies purchase might be tested on animals. Therefore, in order for Croatian companies to be added on Croatian White List, besides the legal ban they must pay attention that ingredients they do not produce by themselves but purchase from their suppliers are not tested on animals.

Ethically conscious consumers who do not wish to use products that were tested on animals need such information about testing of final products and their ingredients. If the company which produces final products does not produce ingredients as well but purchase them from their suppliers, it needs to pay attention that neither of the ingredients was tested on animals by any mean by any supplier. Only then it can be said that its final product is not tested on animals. Companies must make this information available to their consumers.

Products that are not tested on animals some companies label with a logo or text. However, such label does not have to mean that ingredients used for this products are also not tested on animals. From this reason, some companies which have such label are not on the White List. The Humane Cosmetics Standard (HCS) is the world's only international criteria which guarantees that products and their ingredients are not tested on animals. For the Humane Cosmetics Standard list of cruelty-free companies with this logo please click here.

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