Sunday, March 3, 2013

Animal Abuse

Hi! I'm Ceej, from Bonsai blog at
We're a blog for the good of the world, so I'm here to warn you of something not so good for the world- animal testing.

I bet you've heard of it. People do awful things to animals just so they can have soap. Now, you're into soap, and I hope you're also into animal welfare. Many companies test animals without telling their consumers, which is wrong. People have a right to know that it is tested on animals. Check all your shampoos at the store before you buy them so you can make sure you won't be supporting abuse. First, you should know that if a company does not say it is against animal testing probably isn't, because they are too ashamed to put it on the back of their bottle- or, they think it doesn't matter! Second, there's a difference between companies who don't animal test, and companies who are against it. Both are good, but the ones who protest it actively are obviously better to buy from. You're not just ignoring animal testing when you buy from them... you're giving money to help them keep making products to fight it!

Soap is great, but do you really want to wash your hands with bubbles created from abuse? Thankfully, there are many companies out there that don't test on animals. I recently got some orange hair shampoo and the company does not hurt animals. It makes your hair super soft and silky and plus, it smells like orange Skittles! (Who wouldn't want to smell like orange Skittles?) If you are prone to dandruff, it might not be the best thing for you though. The point I'm trying to make, however, is that you can still get high quality shampoo while protesting the harm- or murder- of innocent animals who have been taken from your home and family. Abuse is not okay when it happens to humans, and it shouldn't be any different for animals. You can help the little furballs by:
Researching the brands you use and finding out if they test on animals
Emailing them to tell them why it is wrong
Petitioning on against companies
Abstaining from their brand until they stop
Urging others to do the same
Using brands that are against it
Talking to your school about supplying bathroom soap that is animal-friendly
Talking to your family, friends, online community, just about EVERYBODY.

There are even more ways you can help. Comment below and tell us your ideas! Thanks for this wonderful opportunity to educate soap lovers about the ethical treatment of animals.

Bonsai: Go Green or Go Home
Le Renifleur: We don't joke about soap.

Ceej, Vice President of Bonsai
Guest Poster on Le Renifleur

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