If you know me or have been following me via twitter, facebook or any other form of social networking,
you’ll know that I am very much against animal cruelty as is the Lovely MissFitz and SandyLash.
Over the past few days doing my general networking on facebook surrounding animals in need I’ve had a few people ask me how would they know if the products they use are animal cruelty free.
First off, please know the difference between animal cruelty and animal testing.
Cruelty to animals
“The terms animal testing, animal experimentation, animal research, in vivo testing, and vivisection have similar denotations but different connotations. Literally, “vivisection” means the “cutting up” of a living animal, and historically referred only to experiments that involved the dissection of live animals. The term is occasionally used to refer pejoratively to any experiment using living animals; for example, the Encyclopædia Britannica defines “vivisection” as: “Operation on a living animal for experimental rather than healing purposes; more broadly, all experimentation on live animals”, although dictionaries point out that the broader definition is “used only by people who are opposed to such work”. The word has a negative connotation, implying torture, suffering, and death. The word “vivisection” is preferred by those opposed to this research, whereas scientists typically use the term “animal experimentation”.“