Unlike cosmetic and body products, many cleaning, DIY and garden products continue to be tested on animals.
Luckily, there are a multitude of ranges that have not been, including Astonish and Method, as well as Co-op, M&S and Waitrose own brand cleaning products. For a full list, see the Cruelty Free International website.
Duvets and Pillows
Many people are unaware of the extreme suffering that is inflicted on geese and ducks whose down feathers – the softest layer closest to the birds’ skin – are used to stuff duvets and pillows (and coats and jackets). While some down and feathers are removed from birds during slaughter, many birds – primarily geese – have their feathers plucked while they are still alive, which causes immense pain and distress. See this news story for more details.