You’ve heard of Procter & Gamble, right? It’s the parent company to popular brands like Dawn, Tide, and Tampax. But is Procter & Gamble cruelty-free or do they test their products on animals? This post will answer those questions…so keep on reading mama!
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Procter & Gamble Animal Testing Policy
To find out about any brands animal testing policy it’s best to go straight to the source. Below is an excerpt from P&G’s animal welfare policy:
“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.”
Like so many other companies Procter & Gamble follows the vein stating that they don’t test on animals unless required by law. You can’t be a true advocate for eliminating animal testing when you chose to sell in a country where it is a requirement. It just doesn’t work that way!
Is Procter & Gamble Cruelty-Free?
No, Procter & Gamble is not a cruelty-free company. They chose to sell some of their products in mainland China where animal testing is mandatory for cosmetics manufactured outside the country.
Procter & Gamble Brands to Avoid
Sometimes a brand does not follow a parent company’s animal testing policy and is cruelty-free. Unfortunately, all of the brands owned by P&G follow their policy and should be avoided. So they have all been added to my list of brands that test on animals.
Note: Brands that have CH are sold in mainland China.
- Ambi Pur
- Ariel- CH
- Bold 2-in-1
- Downy -CH
- Fairy Non-Bio -CH
- Mr. Clean
- Rindex 3-in-1
- Tide- CH
- Olay- CH
- Old Spice
- The Art of Shaving
Hair & Oral Care
- Head & Shoulders-CH
- Herbal Essences
- Old Spice
Cruelty-Free Alternatives to P&G
It frankly sucks that Procter & Gamble owns so many popular brands that test on animals. I’m sure you’re ready to toss out all the items in your home on the list but don’t do it, mama! You’ve already paid for it so you might as well use it.
In the meantime check out some of my other cruelty-free guides so you can start transitioning to cruelty-free brands.
- Ultimate List of Cruelty-Free Dish Soap & Dishwashing Products
- Ultimate List of Cruelty-Free Laundry Detergent Brands
- Ultimate List of Cruelty-Free Brands at Sephora
What are your thoughts concerning Procter & Gamble? Are you surprised by any of the brands on the list? Please comment below!