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I will not buy anything that has been tested on animals its cruel and wrong on all levels. I have just binned a bottle of Vanderbilt perfume because BUAV say its manufactured by L'Oreal who still conduct animal testing. What do others on here think about lab testing?.
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  • antrobus
    antrobus Posts: 17,386 Forumite
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    bluelass wrote: »
    I will not buy anything that has been tested on animals its cruel and wrong on all levels. I have just binned a bottle of Vanderbilt perfume because BUAV say its manufactured by L'Oreal who still conduct animal testing. What do others on here think about lab testing?.

    L’Or!al no longer tests on animals any of its products or any of its ingredients, anywhere in the world. Nor does L’Or!al delegate this task to others. An exception could only be made if regulatory authorities demanded it for safety or regulatory purposes.

    http://www.loreal.com/csr-commitments/loreal-answers/the-question-of-animal-testing.aspx
  • Jim_Jupiter
    Jim_Jupiter Posts: 150 Forumite
    edited 24 February 2015 at 6:09PM
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    It's been illegal in the UK to test cosmetic products on animals since 1998.

    Likewise it is illegal to conduct intrusive research on any of the great apes (Chimps, Bonobos, Gorillas, Orangutans and of course, humans).

    However without animal testing we would not have (or not be as advanced in) mental illness treatment, antibiotics, anaesthetics, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, polio vaccine, TB vaccine, Hep B vaccine, Measles vaccines (let's just say all vaccines - human and farm animal), the eradication of smallpox, HIV treatment, transplant surgery, open-heart surgery, brain surgery (let's just say all surgery), cancer research, virus tracking...and on and on and on...

    If I had to weigh up the options of Hammy the Hamster's suffering vs a breakthrough in cancer treatment...sorry Hammy, you're on your own.
  • themull1
    themull1 Posts: 4,299 Forumite
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    Awwww, i love Vanderbilt.....i don't check the packaging of anything to be honest. I don't limke animal testing if its cosmetic, but some medical testing, yes.
  • montyrebel
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    better testing on the animals than testing on me
    mortui non mordent
  • bluelass
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    montyrebel wrote: »
    better testing on the animals than testing on me
    Its because of people like you this happens.
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  • bluelass
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    And to think Barry Horne died hoping his death wasn't wasted and testing would be outlawed altogether he would be so upset.
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  • arbroath_lass
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    antrobus wrote: »
    An exception could only be made if regulatory authorities demanded it for safety or regulatory purposes.

    http://www.loreal.com/csr-commitments/loreal-answers/the-question-of-animal-testing.aspx

    It's this bit that is the issue for me. China demands it, so L'Oreal (who also own the Bodyshop) comply. Money over animals, every time.
  • antrobus
    antrobus Posts: 17,386 Forumite
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    bluelass wrote: »
    Its because of people like you this happens.

    And? SFW.

    That's democracy for you.
    It's this bit that is the issue for me. China demands it, so L'Oreal (who also own the Bodyshop) comply. ....

    Why is it an "issue" that a company complies with the law?

    ...Money over animals, every time.

    We do eat them you know.:)
  • arbroath_lass
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    antrobus wrote: »
    And? SFW.


    Why is it an "issue" that a company complies with the law?




    We do eat them you know.:)


    It is an issue for me because I can't see the need to test cosmetics on animals. I can't abide cruelty. Laws can be changed, you know, it just needs people to want to change them.


    The money over animals comment was because these companies make a big fuss over not testing on animals, when they still do. They don't HAVE to sell in China but have chosen money over animal welfare.


    I eat them too but there is no need for that to include suffering.
  • bluelass
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    Im a vegetarian and happy to be one.
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