Bite Beauty is now officially 100% vegan! 🌱✨ @bitebeauty recently reformulated all of their products and has removed all animal-derived ingredients and by-products (like lanolin, beeswax, and carmine) from their entire collection. 🙌🏻
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However, it should be noted that their Lip Lab is not completely vegan, yet! They’re working on making it vegan in the near future. 🌿💖
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Bite Beauty's Vegan Statement:
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"Yes, Bite Beauty products are vegan.
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Our reason to go vegan was simple-we’ve evolved. We can create high-performance formulas without ingredients that come from animals. As we’ve been innovating with superfoods, we’ve learned we can get amazing results that perform on par with-if not better than-formulas that contain animal byproducts.
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Further, we wanted to create products everyone can love-including people who crave clean, cruelty-free and vegan beauty."
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📸 via @bitebeauty

Bite Beauty is now officially...

I just finished reading ‘Slave to Fashion’ by @safia_minney 📚 and it has completely changed my perspective on the true cost of cheap clothes. ✨ Definitely a must-read to understanding modern slavery in the fashion industry and the need to support fair trade and ethical brands that are transparent about how their products are made with respect for people and the planet. 🌍🌿
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"Today, a whole generation of shoppers expect to be able to buy cheap clothing - but these low prices are only possible because of the slavery and exploitation that exist in the fashion supply chain.
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The price of clothes does not reflect the true cost to the farmers, spinners and weavers, tailors, finishers, quality-control teams and packers who are underpaid and overworked in the race to get the latest fashion items into our stores.
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Many of them are forced to live and work in shocking conditions.
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Workers in developing countries are often left helpless by a lack of workplace representation and unions that could speak up for their rights. As a result, we are witnessing a global 'race to the bottom', with developing countries competing against each other to supply the cheapest labor in a bid to attract brands to their factories."

I just finished reading ‘Slave...

So accurate 👌🏻😂✨ (via @vegan.meme)

So accurate 👌🏻😂✨ (via @vegan.meme)

So-called “Cruelty-free” products have become increasingly popular in the last couple of years, but let’s take a step back and ask, what exactly does it mean when cosmetics, personal care, and household cleaning products are labeled as “cruelty-free”?
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Products that are labeled as “Cruelty-Free” generally means they weren’t tested on animals, however, there is no standard or legal definition as to what is and isn’t allowed to be labeled as “cruelty-free”. So companies can call themselves and their products “cruelty-free” and it can mean whatever THEY want.
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Misleading? — Yes.
Illegal? — No.
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The FDA, responsible for regulating cosmetics labeling in the US, states on its website, “Consumers sometimes ask about use of claims such as “Cruelty-Free” or “Not Tested on Animals” on cosmetic labeling. Some cosmetic companies promote their products with claims of this kind in their labeling or advertising. The unrestricted use of these phrases by cosmetic companies is possible because there are no legal definitions for these terms.”
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Unrestricted Use. No Legal Definition. — “Cruelty-Free” is now being used as a buzzword by marketers wanting to cash in on the trend.
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But not ALL cruelty-free companies are liars and imposters. Some brands are genuinely committed to not testing their finished products and ingredients on animals, anywhere in the world.
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But HOW do we know which cosmetic brands are telling the truth and are truly cruelty-free in 2020?
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❶ Ask brands if their products or ingredients are tested on animals either by the company, their ingredient suppliers or commissioned to a third party and if they allow animal testing when required by law.
❷ Look for @leapingbunnyprogram brands --the most trusted cruelty-free certification program available!
❸ Check @ethicalelephant’s Cruelty-Free Brand Directory List where we have verified each and every brand's cruelty-free status before we list them (link in bio!)
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 Together, we can end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!
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Thank you for choosing cruelty-free! 🐘 💕

So-called “Cruelty-free” products have become...

Lazy Sundays 💖 Laying in bed and wondering why you haven’t gone cruelty-free in 2020 yet 🤔✨
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(📸 via @niu.body)

Lazy Sundays 💖 Laying in...

I love you all for going vegan! ✨ Happy Valentine’s Day! 💕 (via @sassyspudshop)

I love you all for...

What can I say..? I’m just a hopeless ramen-tic! 🍜
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(📸 via @vegan.meme)

What can I say..? I’m...

THIS. 🙌🏻
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“It’s not about being perfect! And we don’t know any vegans who walk around saying that they are, or that they cause zero harm. Veganism doesn’t mean causing ZERO harm (that would be delusional)... but it definitely means causing a lot less of it!! And causing LESS harm than before (before being vegan) is definitely worth celebrating and continuing to advocate for.

Don’t let the vegan haters get you down. Usually the people pointing their fingers and trying to find a flaw in veganism are the ones who simply don’t understand it or don’t know what it takes to stand for something.” (Words by @vegan_boss, 📸 via @unmeatfuture)

THIS. 🙌🏻 . “It’s not...

Show your love & support for vegan businesses in the comments by @ tagging some of your fave brands so we can follow and discover them too! 💚 (📸 via @brightzine)

Show your love & support...

Cruelty-free is the only way to be!🐇✨

Cruelty-free is the only way...

Charities Fighting Against Animal Testing

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Going cruelty-free is one of the easiest and effective ways to combating the horrors of animals used for product testing. By saying NO to products and companies that test on animals, we are being a voice for the millions of animals that are routinely blinded, poisoned, and killed each year.

We all deserve a pat on the back for sticking with it and for taking that extra step to look for the Leaping Bunny logo but we also have to thank all of the wonderful and courageous charities that have gone above and beyond for making some serious progress in our fight against animal testing!

These charities have worked to change laws to ban animal testing around the world; educated consumers and raised awareness about animal testing; worked tirelessly with companies to help them move away from animal testing; developed alternatives to animal testing; rescued animals used in labs and giving them a new home.

We hope you will support these incredible organizations by donating, signing their campaign petition or e-newsletter, following them on Facebook and Twitter, sharing their initiatives & resources, and whatever else is equivalent to a standing ovation!

Let us know what your favourite charity or non-profit is in the comments below!

Humane Society International

Be Cruelty-Free is the leading global campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics. Join Humane Society International and their partners around the world as we fight to end cosmetics animal cruelty-forever.

Join HSI’s #BeCrueltyFree campaign!

Become a Lab Animal Defender and donate

Quick Links:

  • Take action: Sign the global pledge here.
  • Use your voice: Follow the Be Cruelty-Free campaign on Facebook and use the hashtag #BeCrueltyFree across social media
  • Get educated: View and share HSI’s infographic

Physicians Commitment for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)

Since 1985, the Physicians Committee has been working tirelessly for alternatives to the use of animals in medical education and research and advocating for more effective scientific methods. Their staff of physicians, dietitians, and scientists are working with policymakers, industry, the medical community, the media, and the public to create a better future for people and animals.

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Come Clean: Interactive Diagram of Cosmetic Ingredient Animal Tests /PCRM

Donate to the Physicians Committee here

Quick Links:

  • Learn more about the Come Clean Campaign urging companies to ‘come clean’ and reveal whether they perform animal tests so PCRM scientists can help them transition to superior, cruelty-free test methods.
  • View and share Tail of Toxics Infographic

Cruelty Free International

Cruelty Free International is the the world’s leading single-issue organisation campaigning to create a world where nobody wants or believes we need to experiment on animals.

Cruelty Free International’s dedicated team combine legal and scientific expertise, research skills, media liaison, public campaigning, undercover investigations and political lobbying in order to work effectively for an end to animal experiments and their replacement with modern and humane alternatives.

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Vote Cruelty Free is run by Cruelty Free International

Ways to give: Help today by giving whatever you can here

Quick Links:

  • Take action: Join the movement and learn more about how you can get involved with BUAV’s campaigns
  • Cruelty Free International is the global campaign, calling on governments and regulators around the world to introduce a ban on the testing of animals for cosmetic products and ingredients.
  • Take the Clean Up Cruelty Pledge today and do the right thing for animals by helping to make the world truly cruelty-free

John Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT)

CAAT promotes humane science by supporting the creation, development, validation, and use of alternatives to animals in research, product safety testing, and education.

CAAT follows a philosophy known as the 3Rs of alternatives-replacement, reduction, and refinement. Replacement: Don’t use animals if a non-animal method exists that can answer the scientific question at hand. Reduction: If you must use animals, keep the number to the minimum necessary to answer the question. Refinement: If you must use animals, keep any pain or distress they experience to a minimum.

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Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) Website

Gifts to CAAT can be made in many ways, for many different purposes, read more

Quick Links:

  • Altweb, the Alternatives to Animal Testing Website: The most comprehensive web resource on alternatives, managed by an international project team
  • ALTEX, Alternatives to Animal Experimentation: The leading international scientific journal on alternatives

Beagle Freedom Project

Beagle Freedom Project is a project of ARME (Animal Rescue, Media & Education), a non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to rescuing animals in need and making educational films exposing animal abusing industries in order to educate and change public perception to save lives and end animal exploitation.

The Beagle Freedom Project is a mission to rescue beagles used in animal experimentation in research laboratories and give them a chance at life in a loving forever home.

Make a donation to the Beagle Freedom Project here

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National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS)

NAVS has spearheaded the adoption of advanced, non-animal methods; exposed laboratory animal suffering and breaches of regulations with their undercover investigations; funded non-animal scientific and medical research; educated public and media about the flaws of animal research and provided legislators detailed briefings to support the replacement of animals in research with advanced methods.

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NAVS is the world’s first body to challenge the use of animals in research

Help NAVS continue their work to protect and save animals in need by donating

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New England Anti-Vivisection Society (NEAVS)

Founded in 1895, NEAVS is a Boston-based, national animal advocacy organization dedicated to ending the use of animals in research, testing, and science education. Through research, outreach, education, legislation, and policy change, NEAVS advocates for replacing animals with modern alternatives that are ethically, humanely, and scientifically superior.

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NEAVS advocates for replacing animals with modern alternatives that are ethically, humanely, and scientifically superior.

Become a friend of NEAVS and find how you can help them here

Quick Links:

  • Brochures and outreach materials can be found on their website and here

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1 Comment
  • diane herkes
    March 11, 2019

    I whole heartedly believe no animal should be used in any research.

“Make ethical choices in what we buy, do, and watch. In a consumer-driven society our individual choices, used collectively for the good of animals and nature, can change the world faster than laws.”― Marc Bekoff

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