Animal Testing Policy Questions


Whenever I contact a company for information regarding their animal testing policies, I have two standard sets of questions that I typically ask. One set is for companies that don’t mention anything about animal testing on their website, while the other is for companies that do claim to be cruelty free somewhere on their website.

 

For those that do not mention their cruelty free status, I ask:

  1. Do you, or any of your suppliers, conduct animal testing on either the raw ingredients or your finished products?
  2. Are your products currently sold in countries like China where animal testing is required by law? If not, do you have any plans of entering these markets while current laws regarding animal testing are in place?
  3. Are any, or all, of your products Vegan (contain NO animal ingredients or by-products)? If so, do you have a list of Vegan options?
  4. Are you owned by a parent company? If so, who is your parent company and do they engage in animal testing?
  5. May I share your responses with my readers?

 

For those that do mention being cruelty free or certified by the Leaping Bunny or PETA, I ask:

  1. Do you, or any of your suppliers, conduct animal testing on either the raw ingredients or your finished products?
  2. Are your products currently sold in countries like China where animal testing is required by law? If not, do you have any plans of entering these markets while current laws regarding animal testing are in place?
  3. Are any, or all, of your products Vegan (contain NO animal ingredients or by-products)? If so, do you have a list of Vegan options?
  4. Are you owned by a parent company? If so, who is your parent company and do they engage in animal testing?
  5. Is it ok to share your answers with my readers?

 

Simple as that! Of course I follow up if there are vague or missing answers, but they’re pretty basic and direct questions that usually elicit clear answers. If you are interested in a brand you don’t see here, please feel free to use these questions as a guide for your own research, or let me know what companies you see missing and maybe together we can find the answer! 🙂