The problem is the higher you go up the company chain, the more you see that the mega (what we typically call 'bad') companies buy or become linked with the smaller ones that own even smaller ones and so on. Hain Celestial
, who owns Queen Helene, Alba, Jason, WestSoy, Almond Dream, Soy Dream, etc., was/is (don't know if it changed) linked with Cargill, which of course is a big player in raising farmed animals for consumption.
I actually started making an infographic listing what vegan friendly companies are owned by which companies that are owned by other companies and so on, but I got disheartened and gave up.
Much of the Alberto-Culver companies (VO5, TRESemmé, St. Ives, Nexxus) have products that claim they are are animal-free and not tested, but Alberto-Culver is owned by Unilever, so it ends up becoming a point where you have to pick your battles if you want to stay sane. Or do the no-shampoo method, but even then, baking soda isn't safe from the cruel companies. Edited by Puppet Master - 8/21/12 at 4:42pm