Guide to Buying Cruelty Free
Tags:dog products, cat products, dog supplies
What does it actually mean to be cruelty-free? The term “cruelty free product” refers to the development of a product and its ingredients weren’t tested on animals. So how do you go about shopping for your fur babies and buying items that are cruelty-free? These three simple tips are just the beginners guide to help out our furry friends.
An easy indicator that a product is cruelty-free is the cruelty-free logo. Checking the dog products and cat products for the certified logo will be the easiest way to check if the product is cruelty-free. However, there are specific logos to look for. There are three different certified cruelty-free bunny logos that indicate different things.
The first logo is a leaping bunny logo. This logo means that the brand does not animal test, the ingredient suppliers do not animal test and the brand does not sell in china.
The second logo is the PETA logo. This logo means that the brand does not test on animals, the ingredient suppliers do not test on animals, the brand can sell in China if the products are made in China. Unfortunately, this brand could mean that it is still subject to animal testing.
The third logo is the Choose Cruelty Free logo. This logo means that the brand does not animal test, the ingredient suppliers do not animal test, the brand does not sell in China, and the brand’s parent company must also be cruelty free and accredited.
Another easy indicator that a product is cruelty-free is to check the brand on approved lists. Believe it or not, brands that sell dog supplies and cat supplies can also test on animals. Items like food and grooming supplies get tested on animals before they are stocked on shelves and sold in stores.
In addition to those two indicators, reading the label for certain ingredients will tell you if the product is cruelty-free. Whether an ingredient was derived from an animal is not always clear. Companies can remove the word “animal” from the ingredient label in order to avoid putting off consumers. The animal ingredients are cheaper than their vegetable-derived or synthetic counterparts which is why some companies use them to make their products.
At Shop for Rescues we take steps towards not selling products that will hurt animals and take pride in protecting our furry friends. Most pet companies do not take the time to stand behind cruelty-free products nor do they care to spend the extra effort helping the cause. Contact us at Shop for Rescues to help support our furry friends! You can find us at shopforrescues.com and support 501 (c) (3)’s engaged in the transference, medical efforts and care of animals found in abusive homes, overcrowded municipal shelters, and kill environments.