Debatable: Vegan Doesn’t Mean Cruelty Free?

 

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Every time I pick up an item to check if it is vegan & cruelty free I always think the same thing…..

“Why does vegan, not also mean cruelty free?”

I will explain exactly what I mean by that ,the whole point of Veganism is to not participate or contribute in any way to the exploitation of animals. Which also means not buying products that test their ingredients on animals. So why are they allowed to sell a product that is not both, if it will be any?

I find it crazy that a product can be classed as “vegan” but it can still have been tested on animals. Or that a product that is “cruelty free” can contain animal bi-products. It truly baffles me that this is tolerated and even allowed! I have done some searching on this, and the most I can get are articles explaining the difference between Vegan & Cruelty free…which isn’t much help to be honest. 

Not only this, but it is very hard to find products that are both cruelty free & vegan. Superdrug is my main man when it comes to beauty products. Pretty much everything own brand is cruelty free & vegan, but when it comes to make up… you are quite limited. B (exclusive to Superdrug) is the only fully vegan and cruelty free make up brand that I can find in the highstreet, I have heard of some others online, one being Elf… but there is a HUGE gap in the market that someone needs to fill! 

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Rae🌱 ❤️

“To get mud off your hands, use soap and water. To get blood off your hands, go vegan.” -John Sakars

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By ‘vegan’ it might well mean in terms of the constituent origins of the ingredients and nothing else. By ‘cruelty-free’ it might well mean in terms of testing – or not as the case may be – not the ingredients. I’ll admit that I go for the former and give it the benefit of the doubt.

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