05 PM | 19 Jan

#Animal #Testing Resumes For Avon, Mary Kay, And Estee Lauder [#geekgirl]


An Italian anti-cosmetic testing on animals ad.


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

06 PM | 22 Nov

Tasmanian Devils Need Angels #FightingExtinction #donate [#geekgirl]

Olive, Archer and Mack, three Tasmanian Devils bred at Healesville Sanctuary, have been sent on their way to the wilds of Tasmania. They will be released onto the remote Forestier Peninsula as part of the Peninsula Devil Conservation Project. This project aims to secure a healthy population on the Forestier and Tasman Peninsulas in south-east Tasmania where devils are protected from Devil Facial Tumour Disease.

This iconic Australian species is sadly on the brink of extinction as ‘Devil Facial Tumour Disease’, a horrific cancer, rapidly spreads through the Devil population.

Sightings of wild Devils have declined by over 80% since 1996, with the disease now found throughout 90% of Tasmania and it’s always fatal.

The threat to the Tassie Devil is now imminent, we only get one shot at saving this unique species. If the Devils are lost, they’ll be lost forever.

Donate to the Devil Appeal.