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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:












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."


Use this Leaping Bunny link to find a complete, most up-to-date list of companies certified cruelty-free, and download its free app, "Cruelty Free," which is avalable for both iPhones and Androids. Boycott any company that is not on the list.