Animal testing. While you're writing up your beauty hauls and reviews do you stop to think if your new favourite foundation has been tested on an animal? Do you ever wonder who was abused in the production of your new mascara? Do you ever take a minute to think? In all the hype of new releases, people are too busying competing with everyone else to own the latest products, without giving a thought as to where they come from.
Recently, I've seen alot of animal testing campaigns on Twitter. Cosmetic companies that test on animals, treating animals unfairly, using ancient methods that are sick and wrong. I haven't been able to stop myself thing about it. I've started searching every brand I use to see if they test on animals and I was shocked with the results. Maybelline, L'Oreal, Herbal Essences.. I was horrified. Hundreds of Dogs, Cats, Rabbits are locked away in cages for the rest of their lives. Being experimented on, treated cruelly, never seeing the light of day all so we can have our beloved cosmetics. No. It's wrong. So I want to do something about it.
LUSH. A known advocate and the owner of the #fightinganimaltesting campaign. The fighting Rabbits that are splashed across LUSH's bags, are a symbol of LUSH's core value and lifetime goal of finally putting a stop to animal testing. They promise that no animals suffered in the production and are continuously encouraging others to do the same. Like every other beauty blogger, LUSH is one of my favourite places to shop, but now, I promise to buy my haircare, skincare, bath products - all my essentials (and more) because I know I can 100% trust LUSH. We need more companies like this. Not to mention the brutal demonstration they did in London. Brutal, but eye opening.
Beagles are the reason for this post. It was on Twitter that I discovered the Beagle Freedom Project and was very intrigued. Curiosity soon turned to horror as I discovered the project was dedicated to releasing Beagles from Labs and stopping them from being test subjects. Because of their kind, friendly and docile nature, Beagles are the most popular type of Dog to be found in a lab. I was sickened. Beagles are very close to my heart. I adore Beagles and have wanted one of my own for a few years now. When I found this project, I immediately searched their website and see what I could do to help. Being able to fundraise or even adopt or foster an animal would be amazing, but as the project is overseas in the United States, donating money and buying things from the shop to show my support is what I'm going to do.
I love my make-up and skincare, but I love and respect animals more. I am going to do what I can to protect them. From boycotting brands that still use the ancient methods, to looking out for the Leaping Bunny, to shopping at LUSH instead and supporting a brand that does. Spread the word and share the love.