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Is there any such thing as nonvegan bandaids? I saw a pack of bandaids at the HFS that said that they were non tested on animals, but they didn't work so well, so I was trying to figure out if there were any brands that did test on animals or use animal ingrediants.<br><br><br><br>
If all else fells, I'll use tape and toulet paper! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rockon.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rockon:">
 

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most medicine of any kind is tested on animals. They would test the laytex on the animals.
 

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Hm. I'm not sure that's true Gita. I don't really know either way, but maybe it merits some research.
 

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I bet these aren't vegan<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.hebegifts.co.uk/shop/ouch-bacon-first-aid-plasters-p-637.html" target="_blank">http://www.hebegifts.co.uk/shop/ouch...ers-p-637.html</a><br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:">
 

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I bet these aren't vegan<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.hebegifts.co.uk/shop/ouch-bacon-first-aid-plasters-p-637.html" target="_blank">http://www.hebegifts.co.uk/shop/ouch...ers-p-637.html</a><br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"></div>
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Well it did claim that no pigs were hurt... haha, I know that these are like a joke, but I would probally buy these if they sold them at target, just to confuse people who saw me wearing them.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>missleigh</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
The actual brand Band-Aid is owned by Johnson & Johnson, which do test their products on animals.</div>
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Thanks for that info! I'm fine with off brands as well though. How about Nexcare (hope I have the right name)? They have really strong water proof bandaids that'll stay on through loads and loads of hand washing dishes (I worked in a kitchen, bandaids were a must, and I was the dish machine).
 

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Hey, I love that "Fish Is Not A Vegetable". That's a great quote to let all carnivores out there know that true vegetarians don't eat fish!
 

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As far as I can tell, the main concerns with bandages would be the animal testing, and possibly the adhesive. I'm assuming that most mainstream brands are not vegan, as Veganessentials sells <a href="http://www.veganessentials.com/catalog/eco-guard-vegan-band-aids.htm" target="_blank">these eco-guard bandages</a>.<br><br><br><br>
EDIT: I've cross-referenced bandage brand parent companies against the PETA animal testing listing (and other secondary sources).<br><br><br><br>
Band-Aid (J&J) - <span style="color:#FF0000;">Animal Testing</span><br><br>
Nexcare (3M) - <span style="color:#FF0000;">Animal Testing</span><br><br>
Ace (BD) - <span style="color:#FF0000;">Animal Testing</span><br><br>
Newskin (MedTech) - <span style="color:#FF0000;">Animal Testing</span><br><br><br><br>
I make no claims on the accuracy of this list. It's difficult to find information on the shadowy parent companies of these brands, so most of my conclusions are based on online scientific journals, business and marketing news, and other second hand sources.
 

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vegans need bandaids?<br><br><br><br>
I thought we had some sort of increased healing powers... like wolverine of x-men fame.
 

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As far as I can tell, the main concerns with bandages would be the animal testing, and possibly the adhesive. I'm assuming that most mainstream brands are not vegan, as Veganessentials sells <a href="http://www.veganessentials.com/catalog/eco-guard-vegan-band-aids.htm" target="_blank">these eco-guard bandages</a>.<br><br><br><br>
EDIT: I've cross-referenced bandage brand parent companies against the PETA animal testing listing (and other secondary sources).<br><br><br><br>
Band-Aid (J&J) - <span style="color:#FF0000;">Animal Testing</span><br><br>
Nexcare (3M) - <span style="color:#FF0000;">Animal Testing</span><br><br>
Ace (BD) - <span style="color:#FF0000;">Animal Testing</span><br><br>
Newskin (MedTech) - <span style="color:#FF0000;">Animal Testing</span><br><br><br><br>
I make no claims on the accuracy of this list. It's difficult to find information on the shadowy parent companies of these brands, so most of my conclusions are based on online scientific journals, business and marketing news, and other second hand sources.</div>
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Nexcare tests <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/undecided.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":-/"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/doh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":doh:"> I love their bandaids! They stay on soooo well... oh well.
 

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vegans need bandaids?<br><br><br><br>
I thought we had some sort of increased healing powers... like wolverine of x-men fame.</div>
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Haha, I wish!<br><br><br><br>
Working in a kitchen, you have to have a bandaid on if you cut your hand or have a scab or anything like that. Otherwise, you could make a customer sick or even kill them. Last year, I brout a pack of bandaids with me to school that said that it didn't test on animals on the package, but they didn't work very well and I ended up using like 3 bandaids in one class.
 

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Nexcare tests <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/undecided.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":-/"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/doh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":doh:"> I love their bandaids! They stay on soooo well... oh well.</div>
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To quote Lavar Burton, "You don't have to take my word for it."<br><br><br><br>
I'm pretty positive on 3M though. I found them in a list of animal testing companies, and I found articles on making animal testing more efficiant in their online scientific library.
 

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To quote Lavar Burton, "You don't have to take my word for it."<br><br><br><br>
I'm pretty positive on 3M though. I found them in a list of animal testing companies, and I found articles on making animal testing more efficiant in their online scientific library.</div>
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I will take your word on it, I just think that it's unfortunate that these big companies don't look into alternatives for animal testing on products as simple as band aids, I mean, take some tape and toulet paper, what harm can it do? I guess I'll try some other companies. To bad though. I still have like half a pack of nexcare bandaids left, so I'll be good until they are gone.<br><br><br><br>
Thanks for the info. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 
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