P & G owns many of the household items you use every day. But is Procter & Gamble cruelty-free or do they test on animals?
Keep reading to learn more.
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Procter & Gamble Animal Testing Policy
Procter & Gamble’s animal testing policy can be found in the policies and practices section of their website. Here is what it says:
“At P&G, we believe that eliminating animal testing is the right thing to do. We do not test our products or ingredients on animals anywhere in the world unless required by law. We are working hard to make it obsolete. Therefore, we’ve invested more than $410 million in developing alternative, non-animal testing methods and then getting them accepted by regulators around the world. Today, we use more than 50 non-animal alternatives, half of which were invented or co-invented by P&G. We will continue working with the world’s top independent experts and partnering with leading animal protection groups such as the Humane Society of the U.S. to promote new alternatives research and regulatory acceptance of existing alternatives. This is the only way to eliminate all animal testing, globally.”
Does Procter & Gamble Test on Animals?
Yes, Procter & Gamble does test on animals. They state they don’t test their products on animals but make the exception to satisfy a country’s health authorities.
Is Procter & Gamble Certified Cruelty-Free?
No, Procter & Gamble is not certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny, PETA, or Choose Cruelty-Free.
In fact, Procter & Gamble is listed on PETA’s list of brands to avoid.
Is Procter & Gamble Sold in China?
Yes, Procter & Gamble is sold in China. Here is a picture of their Chinese website.
What Companies Does Procter & Gamble Own?
Below is a list of brands that are owned by Procter & Gamble. I’ve indicated the ones that are sold in China and any certified cruelty-free brands.
The choice is yours on whether to boycott some or all of Procter & Gamble’s brands. But I would err on the side of caution for the brands that have no information.
- Ambi Pur
- Aussie – PETA CERTIFIED
- Braun – SOLD IN CHINA
- Crest – SOLD IN CHINA
- Gillette – SOLD IN CHINA
- Hair Food – PETA CERTIFIED
- Head & Shoulders – SOLD IN CHINA
- Herbal Essences
- Mr. Clean
- Olay – SOLD IN CHINA
- Old Spice
- Oral-B – SOLD IN CHINA
- Pantene – SOLD IN CHINA
- Rindex 3en1
- Safeguard – SOLD IN CHINA
- SK-II – SOLD IN CHINA
- The Art of Shaving
- Tide – SOLD IN CHINA
Wrap Up: Is Procter & Gamble Cruelty-Free?
No, Procter & Gamble is not a cruelty-free brand. In their animal testing policy, they state they do not test on animals. However, Procter & Gamble chooses to sell in China, a country that requires imported cosmetics to be tested on animals.
Therefore, Procter & Gamble is not considered to be cruelty-free and will be added to my list of brands that test on animals.
Now I’d like to hear from you. What are your thoughts about Procter & Gamble? Will you boycott them completely or use some of their cruelty-free brands? Please leave your comments below!
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