Posts Tagged ‘animal testing’

Contact lenses for cats?!

December 18, 2008

Thursday 18th December 2008


We just had to comment on a story we read on SkyNews.co.uk today . The RSPCA tells us about Ernest the cat, who suffers from a condition called entropion, which means his eyelids close inwards and scratch his eyeballs. To remedy the situation, vets have advised Ernest to wear contact lenses – yes that’s right – contact lenses to protect his little peepers!
We thought this story was so cute, we just had to let you know about it! Ernest’s carers state that he his a lot happier since receiving his lenses, as he can now open his eyes instead of walking around with them shut. They also say that he his a lot more wary of dogs because he can now see them, when before, he wasn’t phased by them at all – no wonder!

Looks like Specsavers might have a whole new clientele before long…

Cruelty-free skin care products are the way forward

November 13, 2008

I was walking through Newcastle the other week and was stopped by a giant shampoo bottle in the middle of Northumberland Street. Intrigued, i stopped to have a chat with the people on the stand. It was a campaign from Uncaged, which has become one of the most effective movements towards protecting animals from unnecessary testing and cruelty.

Taking a closer look at the giant shampoo bottle, on first glance it looked like a Herbal Essences bottle, however on a second look, i noticed the wording had been changed to ‘Hurtful Essences’ and I was mortified to find out that the ‘Dazzling Shine’ that i achieve every morning was due to some poor little animals going blind or losing their life. In fact, you can read about the shocking truth of Proctor & Gamble’s research here in the words of Uncaged.

I no longer use Herbal Essences shampoo, and have got a lot more savvy when it comes to shampoo-shopping. In fact whenever I buy a beauty product, I always try to find out whether it has been tested on animals. The Body Shop and Lush products are strongly against animal testing and have some great product ranges ready for Christmas that won’t leave you feeling guilty, meaning you can sit back and indulge!

Why should we be able to put little defenseless animals through such pain, torture and suffering, all because of our vanity? Surely there’s another way?

What do you think?