For almost three years now I have been cruelty-free. When I learned about the horrors of animal testing, I made an immediate lifestyle change. For the record, I am not trying to upset anyone with this post. I feel that if more people were aware of this information, maybe things will change in the future.
A little back story: I had a beautiful, blue Beagle before my French Bulldog. When I first got her, I became aware of this wonderful organization called the Beagle Freedom Project (www.beaglefreedomproject.org). They rescue laboratory Beagles, who are sweet innocent dogs that have spent their whole lives in a crate to be used as living test creatures for the benefits of our make-up products, conditioner and home cleaning products. I will not go into detail about the foundation here, but if you would like to learn more, please visit their website. Since I have learned about the nightmare that is animal testing, I will not use a single product that has been tested on animals. In the beginning it seemed impossible, but now there are so many apps like Buycott and Cruelty Cutter where you scan the product and it tells you if it is tested on animals. They are a great, easy way to go cruelty free.
Now for my pitch: This may not be for you or something you are able to do, but there is one thing I ask you to take a minute to do: Click on the link here () and it will help you automatically generate a letter to your local congressman/congresswomen to encourage them to sign up and help give those poor, innocent lab dogs a second chance at life after the one they never should have had in the first place.