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Hey im not sure this is the right place for this but im new to vegetarianism and animal welfare issues so i figured it would be <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> sorry if not <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> I wanted to ask opinions on issues of animal testing - do you boycott companies altogether that use fur? for example, chanel doesn't test on animals, but after going to buy products, I found out their clothing line uses fur. Would you still buy from them? It's all very confusing for a newbie :S Thanks for your help <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Hey im not sure this is the right place for this but im new to vegetarianism and animal welfare issues so i figured it would be <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> sorry if not <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> I wanted to ask opinions on issues of animal testing - do you boycott companies altogether that use fur? for example, chanel doesn't test on animals, but after going to buy products, I found out their clothing line uses fur. Would you still buy from them? It's all very confusing for a newbie :S Thanks for your help <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"></div>
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Yes, boycott anyone that does lab testing on animals or uses their fur. I guess to not use the Chanel jacket <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:">
 

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There is alway an alternative company out there- you just have to look hard enough. I wouldn't suggest tossing all of your stuff that has been tested on animals though, as this is wasteful and costly when you need to replace it. Just don't buy from that company again.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>music_girl</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Hey im not sure this is the right place for this but im new to vegetarianism and animal welfare issues so i figured it would be <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> sorry if not <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> I wanted to ask opinions on issues of animal testing - do you boycott companies altogether that use fur? for example, chanel doesn't test on animals, but after going to buy products, I found out their clothing line uses fur. Would you still buy from them? It's all very confusing for a newbie :S Thanks for your help <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"></div>
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That is up to you. If you do choose to boycott a company you should take a couple of minutes to mail them a letter explaining why you are not buying their products. That is the best way to influence change. Snail mail letters are much preferred over email communications, and carry more weight with the company.<br><br><br><br>
I do not boycott from companies that test on animals, but I do not buy products that are tested on animals. So for example, I might purchase Pringles even though they are made by Proctor & Gamble. Other people prefer to avoid all Proctor & Gamble products. Likewise I purchase Boca Burgers even though they are made by Phillip Morris. Even though I'm not a fan of Proctor & Gamble or Phillip Morris I like to show companies that there is a market out there for cruelty-free vegan products, so I support them when they make them. Other people prefer to boycott all Phillip Morris products because they don't want that company to have any of their money so long as they are testing some products on animals and producing some non-vegan products. So you decide what you want to do, nobody here can answer it for you.
 

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There are plenty of products out there that are from cruelty-free companies. veganstore.com is a good place to start! There are others here who can give you more ideas. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
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I do not buy products that are tested on animals, and I do not buy products from companies that test ANY of their products on animals. The reason is because I do not want to support these companies in any way, as far as possible.<br><br><br><br>
I would rather put my money into companies that do not test and show that I do not support such actions under any circumstances. Same with fur. If a clothing company uses fur for their products, I will not buy from them. I would rather buy from the company that uses all faux-fur or none at all.
 

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I don't think it's cut and dry. It's about your level of comfort when dealing with these products. I would recommend not buying fur, but I'd also want to find out how much influence different company segments have over each other.<br><br><br><br>
For example (aka 100% hypothetical), would you feel differently if you knew that a decade ago the Chanel employees in the cosmetics division had signed a petition to ban all animal testing of their products, essentially protested company policy and got changes made? Or if the fur in their clothing line was only introduced by a single designer? Then again maybe Chanel thinks that it's a waste to stick blush on a rabbit since its fur collar gets them more money.<br><br><br><br>
I don't know what the "real" story is, but I'd probably try to find out first to see if I'd be helping or hurting.
 

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Thanks guys! I didn't know that about pringles. It's so hard to find all this stuff on the net, so much conflicting evidence. You've given me a lot to think about tho, thanks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 
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