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An Italian anti-cosmetic testing on animals ad.
KNOW YOUR PRODUCT!
Animal testing for cosmetics is a hot topic in the beauty industry, with most consumers and many companies deciding to avoid products made with animal testing. After more than two decades following a “no testing on animals” policy, cosmetics giants Avon, Mary Kay, and Estee Lauder have resumed the practice without letting consumers know. In the late 1980s, PETA’s “Avon Killing” campaign eventually led to the company banning animal testing for their products, with Mary Kay and Estée Lauder following suit.
According to a press release from Rush PR, the news was broken after animal rights organization PETA removed the companies from their cruelty-free list after discovering that they had returned to using testing on animals for their products. The three companies began the tests again in order to satisfy regulations from the Chinese government so they could sell their products in China. However, PETA contends that there are alternative testing methods that are just as effective and widely used in the US.
Source: The Dog Files
A clip from the documentary “Cave of Forgotten Dreams” by Werner Herzog.
I wonder what the future beings, i.e homosapien hybrids (if they survive the great depletion of Gaia), will think of our relationship with animals.
How to align your values with your actions and leave animals off the menu.
Raising animals for food produces more greenhouse gas emissions than all of the cars, planes, and other forms of transportation combined. In fact, a pound of beef requires 13 percent more fossil fuel to produce than a pound of soy.
In addition, animal agriculture is culpable for nearly 91 percent of Amazon destruction, more than 500 nitrogen-flooded dead zones throughout the world’s oceans, and wastage of over one-third of the earth’s landmass, including land for grazing and growing feed crops.
Clearly, if we want to address some of most the serious issues facing our planet, we need to reflect not only on what our country chooses to subsidize, but also on our own choices as individuals.
Luckily, going #vegan immediately cuts your CO2 emissions in half. Not only that, it spares countless animals from a lifetime of suffering on factory farms.
Source: Mercy for Animals
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Researchers at National Geographic have managed to do something unbelievable: they succeeded in taking photographs showing various animals growing inside their mother’s wombs. In order to do this, they used small cameras that are connected through a system of 4D-ultrasound scans. The result is some truly breathtaking images. Now we can see what animals really look like a few weeks before they are born.
Source: Bright Side