Know that the same spark of life that is within you, is within all of our animal friends, the desire to live is the same within all of us…
- Rai Aren, Secret of the Sands
The assumption that animals are without rights and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer, The Basis of Morality
By going cruelty-free and boycotting brands that test on animals, you’re speaking their language and letting them know that their unethical practices are unacceptable.
Cruelty Free International works to end animal experiments worldwide. They champion better science and cruelty free living.
Animal rights means that animals deserve certain kinds of consideration. This is regardless of whether they are endangered, useful to humans, or “cute”. It means recognizing that animals are not ours to use – for food, entertainment, clothing, or experimentation.
As consumers, we have the opportunity to vote with our dollar. This means we should be consciously consuming by supporting brands and companies that are environmentally friendly and animal testing FREE!
Here are a few ways that one can participate in the prevention of animal suffering: