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A kind reminder! πŸŒ±πŸ‡βœ¨ (πŸ“Έ via @wholesomeculture)

A kind reminder! πŸŒ±πŸ‡βœ¨ (πŸ“Έ...

Toast to another year of living your BEST cruelty-free & vegan life!πŸ₯‚πŸΎβœ¨
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πŸ“Έ via @nicolajanecreative

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Everyone can do simple things to make a difference, and every little bit really does count. ~ Stella McCartney (πŸ“Έ via @ecochicpodcast)

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Animal testing for cosmetics is STILL happening as we go into 2020! πŸ’‰πŸ Neither the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) nor the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission *require* animal testing for cosmetics or household products. There are sufficient existing safety data as well as in vitro alternatives to make animal testing for these products obsolete. (Source: Leaping Bunny)
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Therefore it is up to brands and ingredient suppliers to ensure no new animal tests occur during any stage of product development and manufacturing.
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Vote with your consumer dollars by choosing to only buy from cruelty-free brands in 2020! ✊🏻 Let’s continue to fight to see a global end to animal testing for cosmetics! ✨
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All I want for Christmas... πŸŽ„πŸŽβ„οΈ (via @thepunkybunny)

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Pigs are friends, not food! 🐷 Save animals' lives by keeping these intelligent and social beings off your plate this holiday!✨ There are so many delicious vegan holiday roasts  to choose from now!
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🌱 @gardein
🌱 @the_tofurky_company
🌱 @fieldroast
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Let us know which ones are your faves! πŸ’•
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Looking for a stylish vegan winter coat to keep you warm this season? ❄️ Here are some ethical vegan outerwear labels! 🌿 From vegan puffers, parkas, bombers, vests, coats, and jackets for men, women, and kids! πŸ§₯✨
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What to look out for in an ethical + vegan winter coat:
❄️ Avoid coats filled with down and animal feathers -- instead, these vegan labels use recycled polyester that are made from used bottles and post-consumer recycled content. They're also warmer, lighter, and more breathable than goose-down!
❄️ Read the label to see if the fur-trim is animal-derived or not. -- Don't just assume it's faux fur, it only takes two seconds to check to be sure!
❄️ Ethically-made -- If the price is too good to be true, it probably is. Support vegan labels that care about the people making their clothes just as much as they do about the animals! Are their workers treated fairly, under safe conditions, and paid a living wage?
❄️ Made to Last -- Avoid shopping for a cheap winter coat just to wear a handful of times and to be replaced next year. Choose quality outerwear made with durable materials that were made to last, and even better, check to see if it comes with a warranty! πŸ‘ŒπŸ»
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Do you already have a vegan winter coat? Let us know if it's from one of these brands and/or where you got it from! πŸ’•

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@covergirl just launched their πŸ†• 100% vegan beauty line, Clean Fresh 🌿 The 4-piece collection features a Sheer-Coverage Skin Milk, Cream Blush, Cooling Highlighting Glow Stick and a Lip Oil. Available online at Amazon and Ulta.
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Note: CoverGirl is cruelty-free and certified by Leaping Bunny, however, CoverGirl is owned by Coty, a parent corporation that is NOT cruelty-free.
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#EasyBreezyBeautiful #COVERGIRLCrueltyFree

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Can We Trust All Brands that Claim to be Cruelty-Free?

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I get a bunch of emails and comments asking why certain brands aren’t on my Cruelty-free Brands List when the company clearly says they’re “Cruelty-Free” or they don’t test on animals somewhere on their website or product labels.

Sadly, we can’t trust self-proclaimed “Cruelty-free” brands on the basis of “because they said so.”

“Cruelty-Free” Labeling Laws

The reality is, there are absolutely no legal definitions for the term “Cruelty-free”.

That means, companies can promote their products with claims like “Cruelty-free” and phrases like “Not Tested on Animals” and it can mean whatever they want it to mean.

The law actually does not require cosmetic labeling to be approved by the FDA before cosmetic products go on the market, and the FDA does not have a list of approved or accepted claims for cosmetics.

“Because FDA does not have the authority to approve claims before cosmetics go on the market, you may see cosmetics with claims that go beyond what that the law permits.”

In fact, the FDA is well-aware that claims like “Not Tested on Animals” and “Cruelty-free” are unregulated and are pretty much meaningless.

On the FDA’s website, they warn consumers that some cosmetic companies claim their finished products are not tested on animals but these companies may rely on raw material suppliers or contract laboratories to perform any animal testing necessary to substantiate product or ingredient safety. (Source: FDA)

Read More: Cruelty-free Labeling Loopholes

So the next time you see a cosmetic brand or product calling themselves “Cruelty-free”, do a little more research to see if they’re listed on any reputable Cruelty-free Brand Lists like the Leaping Bunny or Logical Harmony.

If they’re not listed, then you can simply ask the company yourself, but avoid asking the ambiguous question “Are you cruelty-free?”

Instead, you should ask if any of their finished products, ingredients, or formulations are tested on animals by themselves or commissioned to a third party on their behalf?

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