Pledge to Shop Cruelty-Free!

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Urge cosmetic companies to stop the practice of animal testing once and for all.


Multinational corporations must contend with different and often conflicting sets of standards when it comes to dealing in foreign markets. In many cases, executives face a difficult decision: concede to local laws and regulations or stand by basic principles of animal welfare. When antiquated regulations demand animal testing, companies often capitulate rather than lose access to that market and, consequently, those profits.

As a result, millions of animals are exposed to a series of painful tests each year, often resulting in death. In this time of technology and innovation, there are several compelling alternatives to animal testing, such as 3-D human skin, computer models, and test tube cell tests.

Urge major cosmetic companies to adopt non-animal testing and pledge to buy only cruelty-free products!

Past Updates:

  • On March 11, 2013 a full ban went into effect in the European Union, prohibiting the sale of cosmetic products and ingredients tested on animals. While this recent news is promising, several large corporations continue testing so they can sell their products in countries that still require animal tests, such as China. Sign below to let these companies know you will not tolerate animal testing for cosmetic products.

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The Petition:

To:
Dr. Herbert Fisk Johnson III, Chairman & CEO of S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
Mr. Robert A. McDonald, Chairman, President & CEO of Procter & Gamble
Mr. Alex Gorsky, CEO of Johnson & Johnson

As corporations with a global reach, you are preeminently positioned to affect positive change throughout the world. By choosing to continue using animal testing methods, however, you choose to perpetuate a cruel and unnecessary practice.

The reality is animal testing methods are obsolete. There are many different ways to conduct chemical tests that don’t harm living beings, like the use of 3D human skin or test tube cells. These modern alternatives are more reliable and less costly.

Put simply, there is no reason for you to continue to harm and kill innocent animals. Many corporations have adopted cruelty-free testing procedures and I urge you to do the same. Until you do, I will not buy any of your products.

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Updates:

A new report by the consumer advocacy group CHOICE reveals just a few of the deceptive practices used to market cosmetics. A broad survey of products found that many corporations employ friendly images and ambiguous language to falsely suggest the product is cruelty-free. Companies tempted by the growing Chinese market (and the promise of profit) must submit samples for animal testing. As the report concludes: "just because they've put a bunny on it, doesn't make it 'cruelty free'."
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