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When people hear about product testing on animals, they often assume it is rarely performed, or done only for a specific sort of product, like makeup. The truth is that many of our personal care and household products are still being tested on animals, even though it is not required by law and the results of these tests are unsuccessful in determining human reactions. While many companies have replaced animal experiments with effective non-animal tests, other companies continue to duplicate tests on animals, overlooking the many valid non-animal procedures.


Some of the products still pitilessly forced onto and into animals are:


Household products:

  • toilet cleaner

  • mildew remover

  • glass and surface cleaner

  • pesticides

  • laundry detergent

  • air freshener

  • drain openers

  • bleach/ammonia

  • furniture polish

  • paint thinner

  A few animal tested products:











And some cruelty-free alternatives:












Supporting companies who test their products for safety without animals and boycotting those who continue to engage in animal testing is simply the most important step you can take to end animal experimentation.


Some companies now label their products as not tested on animals. You can find many of these at your local grocery store, drug store, or discount store. Health food and natural food stores offer an even wider selection of cruelty-free products. Look on the back of products to find those "not tested on animals."


"Are the products I use tested on animals?"


Use this link to enter a company or product name and learn if they do or do not test on animals.

"Oh no! My product is tested on animals! What now?"


Need to find cruelty-free shampoo? Dish soap? Toothpaste? Below is a list of some suggestions for commonly available options for all sorts of household and personal care items.

These companies do not test their products on animals, and do not use animal ingredients. They follow the highest ethical standards, and have earned our highest recommendation.

The companies listed here do not test their products on animals, but may use animal ingredients.

Below are few online stores that offer a wide variety of cruelty-free products.







Make your voice heard! It is important that companies who still engage in animal testing realize their outdated policies are costing them customers. Please write to these companies and tell them you will not be using their products until they stop testing on animals!