Frequently Asked Questions
Why are these companies included on the "Do Test" list?
The following companies either test on animals or pay a laboratory to conduct tests on animals. Those marked with a
are currentlyobserving a moratorium on (i.e., current suspension of) animal testing. Please encourage them to announce a permanent ban. Listed inparentheses are examples of products manufactured by either the company listed or, if applicable, its parent company. For a complete listingof products manufactured by a company on this list, please visit the company's website or contact the company directly for more information.Companies on this list may manufacture individual lines of products that have not been tested on animals. They have not, however,eliminated animal testing from their entire line of cosmetics and household products.
What can be done about animal tests required by law?
Although animal testing of pharmaceuticals and certain chemicals is still mandated by law, the arguments against using animals in cosmeticstesting are still valid when applied to the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. These industries are regulated by the Food and DrugAdministration and the Environmental Protection Agency, respectively, and it is the responsibility of the companies that kill animals in order tobring their products to market to convince the regulatory agencies that there is a better way to determine product safety. PETA is activelyworking on this front by funding development and validation of non-animal test methods and providing input through our involvement ongovernment advisory committees at both the national and international levels. Companies often resist progress and, instead of usinghuman-relevant non-animal tests, choose to use animal tests because their results can be manipulated. Please let companies know how youfeel about this
consumers have considerable influence on company policy!
What does "Working for Regulatory Change" mean?
"Working for Regulatory Change" is used to recognize companies that test on animals only when required by law, that are completelytransparent with PETA about which animal tests they conduct and why, and that are actively working to promote development and validationof non-animal methods.
The company is currently observing a moratorium on animal testing.
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