Friday, October 31, 2008


About a year ago, Alex Jones showed a document that criminalizes certain activities that the government of the US claims "obstructs" the flow of society and/or business. One of those activities is animal rights endorsement. At the time it seemed so extreme and far out to me that I made a mental note of it, but filed it away in my memory as something not demanding immediate concern.Now I'm concerned.

I'm nobody's vegan, or even vegetarian, but I do recognize the fact that animals have rights to life.

I cannot accept animal testing on products.

I went to get my Son some more of his favorite body wash/shampoo for men. It's an Israeli brand called "Hawaii".I looked at the label on the back of the squeeze bottle for some reason, even though I was quite sure that the bunny that shows that it's not tested on animals is on the label. It wasn't.I was almost positive that if we embraced the product as a "regular" that it must not be tested on animals.I didn't buy the body wash/shampoo. I wanted to double check at home. Sure enough, when I got home I saw that the squeeze bottle we have does have a bunny on it and says that the product is not tested on animals.I checked other products in the store. Again, products that I am quite sure had the bunny and said they were not tested on animals now do not have the bunny on them.I am not talking about products we import through Unilever, which never had the bunny on them. I'm talking about the products I once felt confident were cruelty-free.

This may be a trend in regression to animal experimentation.Please be very careful about the products you buy, even those you thought are cruelty-free may not be now.If you care, please check every product that you buy.Boycott any products that experiment on animals. Those experiments are horrific. Even products for babies can be, and some are, formulated without testing on animals.

There is simply no excuse for it and nothing justifies a company reverting back to testing on animals when they know damn well that the products they formulated were just fine without testing them on animals. I am going to send this notification to a number of companies and let them know that I am broadcasting this all over the net.Please join with me in both protesting this wanton cruelty and letting the companies know we will boycott any product that was developed by torturing a helpless animal.

This is not some kooky cause. This is a very real necessity. Animals are treated horrendously by people interested in nothing but profits and that includes many, many industries.

This is a list of products to boycott. They remain recalcitrant in the face of ongoing boycott. More people are needed to stop buying their products to break their backs.

None of these products are essential and none do not have cruelty-free alternative products on the market.

Avon Cosmetics
Johnson & Johnson
The Body Shop/L’Oreal+
Lever Fabergé
Christion Dior
Miners Cosmetics
Colgate Palmolive
PZ Cussons
Reckitt Benckiser
Estée Lauder
SC Johnson
Virgin Vie
Yves Rocher
Yves Saint Laurent
Helena Rubenstein
Unilever markets widely in Israel. They are a very aggressive company. Though their site claims that they are committed to phasing out experiments on animals, they appear on the lists of offending companies.

None of the products that they market in Israel are indicated that they do not do testing on animals - not one.

I have written to them complaining about this.

The e-addies are:

feedback.israel at unilever dot com

sherut.israel at unilver dot com