Monday, July 31, 2017

No Such Thing As "Cruelty Free" in Retail

Here's a map of the world's top 7 beauty companies and the popular brands they own.
Even if you buy a product from these companies marked "cruelty free" with the little bunny symbol - you are giving money to that brand's parent company, who does test on animals. Good intentions but your money still perpetuates the problem 😡
So what can we do? Research & support smaller, independent businesses. Buy raw ingredients and make your own products. Write to the parent companies telling them exactly why you're boycotting them; sign petitions; spread the word!
Look at your beloved pet everyday and remember why you made this choice 😊
I know it's hard, we all have favorite products we need, we refuse to give up- but
business only care about money 💵 --> companies only listen when the moneyflow stops!
So the best strategy I've been doing is using up all the beauty products I own. I am not giving myself permission to buy anything from a known animal-abusing-empire until I've run out of options. Use every eyeliner I own, then research legit cruel-free options, and only as a last resort will I buy from an animal-abusing-beauty-empire 😩  
It's also better to buy items on clearance/discontinued/used if possible.

I can't give up my Acuvue eye contact lenses... but I can give up Raid! I am using tea tree oil as a natural pest repellent. I gave up Mr Clean products and use vinegar instead. Lots of healthy + ethnical alternatives available if we just look 😊
Every dime not spent on evil corporations counts! Let's save lives 🐾
Reference list of cosmetic ingredients made from animals here:
And did you know America's prison system is big busine$$? Yup, looks like there's a loophole on the 13th Amendment and slavery isnt abolished afterall 💀 Here's a list of companies who profit off of prison labor (basically slave labor since inmates do mandatory hard physical labor for as low as 12cents/hour!!):
AT&T, Bank of America, Bayer, Cargill, Caterpillar, Chevron, Chrysler, Costco, John Deere, Eli Lilly and Company, Exxon Mobile, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson and Johnson, K-Mart, Koch Industries, McDonald’s, Merck, Microsoft, Motorola, Nintendo, Pfizer, Procter & Gamble, Pepsi, ConAgra Foods, Shell, BP, Starbucks, UPS, Verizon, Victoria's Secret, WalMart, Wendy’s, Whole Foods

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