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    From: Louis Ng (ACRES) [mailto:louis@acres.org.sg] http://www.acres.org.sg/issues_testexperiment.html Dear ACRES Supporters, *ISSUES* *ANIMAL TESTING AND
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 22, 2009
    From: Louis Ng (ACRES) [mailto:louis@...]
    http://www.acres.org.sg/issues_testexperiment.html
    Dear ACRES Supporters,
     

    ISSUES

    ANIMAL TESTING AND EXPERIMENTATION

    Many cosmetics and household products are needlessly tested on animals. Every year, millions of rabbits, dogs, mice, rats and guinea are tortured in eye-irritancy tests, skin-irritancy tests and lethal dose tests which are supposed to determine the so-called safety these products. Some of these tests often involve dripping concentrated substances such as shampoo or floor wax into the exposed eyes of immobilized rabbits. Or rubbing oven cleaners into the raw, shaved skin of guinea pigs or mice. Or forcing toxic chemicals through tubes into the stomachs of cats and dogs. The animals that survive are either recycled for more tests or killed without a thought. The irony is that many of these tests do not even help prevent or treat human illness or injury. Besides, there are many alternatives that do no involve animal cruelty, such as chemical assay tests, human skin patch tests, human cell cultures, and computer models. Of course, manufacturers could also use ingredients that have already been proven to be safe.

    The Humane Cosmetics Standard
    In 1996, an international coalition of animal protection groups from Europe and North America , including the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) launched the world's only internationally recognised scheme that enables consumers to easily identify and purchase cruelty free products. This scheme is known as:

    1. The Humane Cosmetics Standard (HCS)

    A company approved by the HCS, or Leaping Bunny scheme no longer conducts or commissions animal testing for its cosmetics and toiletries products.

    2. The Humane Household Products Standard (HHPS)
    A company approved by the HHPS, or Leaping Bunny scheme no longer conducts or commissions animal testing for its household products. Household products include a whole range of items including bleach, washing-up liquid, laundry detergent, furniture polish and air freshener.

    Look for the following “leaping bunny” Humane Cosmetics Standard logo on products to ensure that they are cruelty free!

     

    Cosmetics/ toiletries brands available in Singapore that are not tested on animals:

    Please note this list is not exhaustive, and the products may be available at other locations

    Brand

     

    Where to buy

     

     

     

    Akin **

     

    Guardian Jurong Point 2; Guardian VivoMart, Vivo City; Pharmaplus.

     

     

     

    Badger Balm ***

     

    Available nationwide. List of distributors here; Organic Hut.

     

     

     

    Burt's Bees

     

    Harris book store, Jurong Point 2; Sunny Choice Organic.

     

     

     

    Dermalogica

     

    Leonard Drake Skin Care Health Spa. List of branches here.

     

     

     

    Dr. Bronners ***

     

    Bud Cosmetics Singapore; Guardian Jurong Point 2; Guardian VivoMart, VivoCity; Nature's Glory Essentials Pte. Ltd; Pharmaplus; Sunny Choice Organic;
    Organic Hut.

     

     

     

    e.l.f. cosmetics ***

     

    BHG, Lot 1 Shopper's Mall; CK Department Stores; John Little (Marina Square, Orchard and Jurong Point); Metro Woodlands Department Store; Sasa stores (store locator here); Sinma stores (store locator here)

     

     

     

    EO Products

     

    Changi General Hospital pharmacy.

     

     

     

    Freeman Cosmetics

     

    Some branches of Guardian/Watson's.

     

     

     

    Helan Cosmesi di Laboratorio

     

    Available nationwide. List of distributors here.

     

     

     

    Jason Natural Cosmetics ***

     

    Sunny Choice Organic; Cold Storage Naturally Marketplace VivoMart, VivoCity; some organic stores.

     

     

     

    Jurlique ***

     

    Guardian VivoMart, VivoCity; Pharmaplus.

     

     

     

    L'Occitane En Provence

     

    Stores nationwide. Store locator here.

     

     

     

    Marks and Spencer

     

    Stores nationwide. Store locator here.

     

     

     

    Montagne Jeunesse *

     

    Some branches of Guardian/Watson's.

     

     

     

    Nature's Gate

     

    Guardian stores, including at Holland Road Shopping Centre, Jurong Point 2 and VivoMart, VivoCity; Fairprice Finest Bukit Timah Plaza; Pharmaplus; Sunny Choice Organic; Organic Hut.

     

     

     

    Nature's Organics ***

     

    Fairprice Finest Bukit Timah Plaza, Fairprice Xtra Jurong Point 2; Organic Hut.

     

     

     

    Paul Mitchell

     

    Beauty Language, Harbourfront.

     

     

     

    Suki

     

    Pharmaplus.

     

     

     

    The Body Shop

     

    Stores nationwide. store locator here.

     

     

     

    * Vegetarian Society ( U.K. ) Approved
    ** Suitable for vegans
    *** Some products suitable for vegans


    Addresses of retailers:

    Bud Cosmetics Singapore, #01-66 Square 2, 10 Sinaran Drive.
    Nature's Glory Essentials Pte. Ltd, 315 Outram Road #11-03,
    Tan Boon Liat Building.
    Pharmaplus, Camden Medical Centre, 1 Orchard Boulevard.
    Sunny Choice Organic, 44 Upper Bukit Timah Road, The Rail Mall.
    Organic Hut, 8 Greenwood Ave, Singapore 289198.

    Household products brands available in Singapore that are not tested on animals:

    Please note this list is not exhaustive, and the products may be available at other locations.

    Brand

     

    Where to buy

     

     

     

    Earth Choice household cleaning products and laundry products. ***

     

    Fairprice Xtra Jurong Point 2; NTUC Fairprice, Jurong Point.

     

     

     

    Purity laundry products. ***

     

    Fairprice Xtra Jurong Point 2; NTUC Fairprice, Jurong Point.

     

     

     

    Seventh Generation household cleaning products and laundry products.

     

    Fairprice Xtra Jurong Point 2; Paragon Market Place; Sunny Choice Organic; Cold Storage Naturally Marketplace VivoMart, VivoCity.

    * Vegetarian Society ( U.K. ) Approved
    ** Suitable for vegans
    *** Some products suitable for vegans


    Take Action!
    Please show your desire for cruelty-free products by choosing these recognised cruelty-free brands. Send a strong message to retailers and companies that continue to test products on animals- Let them know that you will only buy cruelty-free through your shopping choices!

    Write and let supermarkets and shops know that you would like to be able to buy products from HCS and HHPS- approved companies. Politely ask them to stock more HCS and HHPS-approved products.

    If you see any other HCS or HHPS- approved products on sale (with the leaping bunny logo) please do let us know which product/s you see and where (shop name, location). Contact amy@...


    List of web resources:

    Cruelty free products
    British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (information on the Humane Cosmetics Standard): www.buav.org
    List of Humane Cosmetics Standard Products: www.gocrueltyfree.org

    General Animal Experimentation
    Animal experimentation: www.aapn.org/experimentanimals.html
    British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection: www.buav.org
    Dr. Hadwen Trust for Humane Research: www.drhadwentrust.org.uk
    International Primate Protection League: www.ippl.org
    The Absurdity of Vivisection: http://vivisection-absurd.org.uk
    The National Anti-Vivisection Society: www.navs.org

     
    Wishing you lots of happy cruelty-free shopping!
     
    Best wishes,
    ACRES

     



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