I think it's important to consider buying animal-cruelty free products, especially for makeup. You don't realize how many of the beauty companies we buy our makeup from perform testing on animals, dogs included. Lucky for us (and our pups), there are some incredibly caring brands out there that appreciate animals and really practice what they preach when it comes to being kind and protecting them. I can't imagine anyone mistreating Ruger by keeping him locked up in a kennel 24 hours a day and only letting him out when testing was needed on the "subject". Test animals are not given names, they are given ID numbers that are tattooed on their ears. It hurts my heart to know many dogs out there will never know the happiness of a yummy bone and a warm bed to sleep on.
Although hard to imagine, dogs have long been used as research and testing subjects. Dogs are still used in research today. In 2012, 72,149 dogs were held in laboratories, with over 25,000 subjected to painful experiments. - AAVS.org
Grateful is the best way to describe how I feel about those few companies out there that opt out of testing on dogs. A wonderful makeup brand I've come across is Jane Iredale, they are a company that truly cares for every animal and wants to make sure their products never cause any harm to them. They are committed to creating responsible products by not allowing third-party testing or selling to any countries that require animal testing. How incredible are they? I'm excited to try out their Glow Time BB cream, Powder-Me dry sunscreen, and the Lip Crayon they sent me!
I will do another post as a review of their product for you to check out.
Jane Iredale is Ruger approved!
I first learned about the sad reality of dog testing when I watched a video from the "Beagle Freedom Project". Here is one of their many rescue missions from 2015. I cried when I saw those sweet Beagles afraid of something as simple as walking on grass because they had never seen it before. You will cry tears of sadness and happiness throughout this video, so prepare yourself!