Being Cruelty Free and Why It Is So Important
Most of us don’t think twice about where our cosmetics or beauty products come from before purchasing them. Nowadays, with more awareness that animals are capable of suffering and empathy just as much as we are, protecting them and being cruelty-free is more important than ever. The animal rights movement values practices that do not involve testing on animals. Here at ONNE, being cruelty-free is our number one priority. While many widely popular brands are still not cruelty-free and continue to test their products on animals, here are just a few reasons why you should step away from such brands and value the cruelty-free movement.
For the benefit of the animals
Animal testing is a cruel and unnecessary practice. Another species should not have to suffer while women enjoy the beauty products we love. Testing products on animals does not guarantee any benefits. It is now proven that testing on animals does not indicate that a product is completely safe for human use. The disadvantages of testing on animals definitely outweigh any possible benefits that we might gain. There are always alternatives to products that test on animals. We do not need to subject animals to cruel practices in order to prove that our products are safe and beneficial for your skin. By purchasing cruelty-free, we can protect the well-being of animals and look after ourselves at the same time. It is important to preserve our natural environment by reducing animal testing as much as possible.
For the benefit of the environment
Testing beauty products on animals is detrimental to the environment. Using and disposing of chemical products causes pollution to the natural world. Millions of animals are bred, tested on and disposed of in order to produce some of the cosmetics in the market today. Animal testing facilities produce significant amounts of waste that is often hazardous and damaging to the environment. At ONNE, we refuse to use microbeads in our products. Plastic microbeads do not deteriorate in the sewerage system. When these plastic beads enter the ocean, fish and aquatic animals ingest them and can die as a result. Those that don't die from ingesting these plastic beads, toxins enter the animals' bloodstream and are transferred to humans who consume fish products. The smaller the plastic, the more harm it does, and microbeads do much more harm than good.