Hi all, gonna bump this thread as I believe these things are often overlooked.
I remember a long time ago boycotting certain brands of lipsticks because of the whale blubber. I think I must have been in something of a bubble because I have not been checking the brands I use for years. I remember 'simple' being a brand that came out as animal friendly and actively buying and promoting that.
I also remember being excited by The Body Shop... when it first opened it was my local shop and did not test on animals in any way shape or form, however it grew into a large company and sold off to L'oreal... who do not test on animals "except when required by law" I'm not even sure what that means.
Am now looking through lists of brands which do not have any testing on animals at all... It seems to be difficult because a lot of companies says they do not test on animals like 'benefit' a brand which I have used a lot recently but in the small print is say ".... accept when required by law..."
From what I can work out just now it seems that this requirement pertains to China? So any company which has a base/sells/operates in China with this clause does intact test on Animals.
This takes me back to finding a list of products that are not incredibly widely available... Jason is a hair care brand which are vegan and I see them in a lot of health stores. I'm now questioning this because the wording on their site seems ambiguous. They suggest not all their products are vegan an point towards their beeswax singular product? but i'm skeptical as the wording seems to cleverly arranged for it to just be a single product that is not vegan... and if so why are they not on the peta list??
It's all so complicated... however I do like to research! So shall report back with some news.
I know that super drug while none of their own brands are tested on animals, support charities which do test on animals... so sometimes it's hard to know where to draw the line... and the lines can be blurry too.
E.g I have a job working for an artisan bakery, not all breads are vegan, some even contain meat. There are also meat products. I did chose this company over others as I have checked all their main sources and from what I can tell so far they all rate fairly highly on animal welfare... as much as they can do when slaughtering animals
I would prefer to work for a vegan company of course.