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<a href="http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/11773" target="_blank">http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/11773</a><br><br>
Please sign this petition to make companies state whether their product is vegetarian or not. Some people do not know that some foods drink and medicines are not vegetarian. Including many ales, wines, sweets, gelatine capsules, some bulking agents ect.
 

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Doritos used to say "NOT suitable for vegetarians" where they weren't. I always thought it useful... but odd. Nice though because it can only counter benefit them really (by vegetarians eating it thinking it's vegetarian.)<br><br>
I signed. Although I'm not sure about labelling medicines, if medicines say "Not suitable for vegans" or whatever, people might stop using them even if they need them to live/live comfortably. I don't like that thought.
 

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but many medicines people don't need, such as decongestants or cough medicines ect where the body can do the job naturally themselves. If they need the medicine, then they can still make the choice for themseleves whether they value the animals life over their own. Surely it would simply be good to have the knowledge and so can make your own decisions. Thanks for signing <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Sure, I understand for things like cough medicine, over the counter pain killers, etc. But really, no medicine is vegan, unless it's being re-produced by a company and therefore isn't tested on animals. I could understand it being there for over-the-counter medicine, especially for things like finding products not in gelatine capsules and the like, but generally I think it's silly to give the impression medicines can be vegan or not vegan. Medicines are tested on animals and therefore never technically vegan, yet often people do need them and the vast majority (I want to say all... but there's always one isn't there) of vegans support people taking medicine they need regardless - and therefore it's all kind of vegan too. :s Confusing!<br><br>
Still though, I think there should be a legal definition of vegetarian and vegan, and although most food it's clear what is and isn't veg*an especially with good labelling that most companies provide... I long for the day that most alcohol is labeled as vegetarian and vegan and therefore I could consider drinking wine with a meal in an omni resturaunt or similar! *goes off to dream* hoho.
 

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Sure, I understand for things like cough medicine, over the counter pain killers, etc. But really, no medicine is vegan, unless it's being re-produced by a company and therefore isn't tested on animals.</div>
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The fact still remains that the medication would not be available for reproduction if not for the testing on animals in the first place. So when you think about it, other than trying to hurt the research companies that bring the drugs to market in the first place, whats the point? Oh, and by the time the generic is out, the original company has already made its money back.
 
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