We had to do a project in year 8 at school about a topic we cared about. I chose animals as I always said I loved them. During my research I discovered what a hypocrite I was saying saying I loved animals yet ate them everyday. I looked into the meat industry and learnt about the horrific ways the animals are treated and stopped eating meat straight away. My mum went vegetarian at the same time. I delved into all aspects of animals rights including animal testing so made sure mum bought animal friendly shampoo afterwards. I’m still learning to this day and love discovering cruelty-free bands.
I want to say that I haven’t struggled but to be honest, I have. Finding hair removal cream was so hard but Superdrug do their own now which is a step in the right direction. It’s also almost impossible to find a friendly anti-aspirant but I’m coping well with natural deodorants which are better for your body anyway.
Like so many other bloggers… Lush! I remember walking into their store as a child not fussed on baths and walking out wanting a bath straight away.
7. Are you vegan? If so, for how long and have you had any struggles? If not, why not?
When I return to the UK I am going to seriously consider veganism.
Back home it would have to be Taurus Crafts. They cater for everyone and use local produce as well as provide all kinds of activities for adults and children. If you are ever in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire make sure you visit as it’s a great day out. In Australia, Melbourne is one of the vegan world capitals. Lord of the Fries should be global. Vegetarian fast food with plenty of vegan options. Mmmm.
What would you do if I bought a puppy, put him in a cage with a cold concrete floor, made him digest toxic chemicals then cut him open to see the effects without any proper pain relief then if he survives these tests I’m going to put him down in a couple of weeks, buy another animal and do the same thing? Yes, its unthinkable and sounds more like stuff of nightmares than reality but crazily it’s still reality for thousands of animals including rabbits, cats and dogs every day. The only difference is that our pets were lucky enough be born to loving owners. What makes the bunny with its eyes clamped open different to the one hopping around in the garden next door? Do you really want to continue buying products that support such an industry? It sounds daunting but it’s actually really simple. Come on, I’ll take you shopping and show you how easy it is to be cruelty free.
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Well that’s enough from me. I’d really like to hear all your cruelty-free stories so I tag Lucy and anyone else who wants to do it. Make sure you send me your link!