Note To My Critics:
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Posted by Patty Ann at 10:41 PM
A generous teen's unselfish act will help the pet
problem, but a pending bill is key
Saturday, October 24th 2009, 4:00 AM
Emily Orchant, of Manhattan, is seen with her two flat-coated retrievers, Marley (l.) and Ruby.
Posted by Patty Ann at 8:36 AM
Friday, October 30, 2009
By Robert Roy Britt, Editorial Director
posted: 27 March 2009 09:52 am ET
A favored method of preparing fresh crabs is to simply boil them alive. A longstanding related question: Do they feel pain?
Yes, researchers now say. Not only do crabs suffer pain, a new study found, but they retain a memory of it (assuming they aren't already dead on your dinner plate). The scientists say its time for new laws to consider the suffering of all crustaceans.
The study involved using wires to deliver shocks to the bellies of hermit crabs, which, being hermits, often take up residence in left-behind mollusc shells. The crabs that were shocked scampered out of their shells, "indicating that the experience is unpleasant for them," the scientists concluded; unshocked crabs stayed put.
Another test was run to see what would happen if a mild shock was delivered, one just below the threshold that would cause the crabs to leave home. These mildly shocked crabs, along with crabs that had not been shocked, were then offered a new home. The typical reaction: They'd go inspect the new shell. Significantly, those that had been shocked were more likely to pack up and move to the new residence compared to those that hadn't been shocked.
"There has been a long debate about whether crustaceans including crabs, prawns and lobsters feel pain," said study researcher Bob Elwood of Queen's University Belfast in the UK.
"We know from previous research that they can detect harmful stimuli and withdraw from the source of the stimuli but that could be a simple reflex without the inner 'feeling' of unpleasantness that we associate with pain," Elwood explained. "This research demonstrates that it is not a simple reflex but that crabs trade-off their need for a quality shell with the need to avoid the harmful stimulus."
The findings are detailed in the journal Animal Behaviour.
Interestingly, scientist don't fully understand pain in humans. It is felt when electrical signals are sent from nerve endings to your brain, which in turn can release painkillers called endorphins and generate physical and emotional reactions. The details remain unclear, which his why so many people suffer chronic pain with no relief.
At any rate, Elwood compared the results of the crab study to how you might react to a painful experience.
"Humans, for example, may hold on to a hot plate that contains food whereas they may drop an empty plate, showing that we take into account differing motivational requirements when responding to pain," he said. "Trade-offs of this type have not been previously demonstrated in crustaceans. The results are consistent with the idea of pain being experienced by these animals."
A Norwegian study in 2005 concluded lobsters react to boiling water or other pain stimuli, but that they don't have the emotional capacity to experience it as pain in the way higher animals do.
But a study by Elwood and colleagues in 2007 found prawns were irritated when their antennae were treated with acetic acid, and after a local anesthetic, they'd stop rubbing the antennae. He said this was evidence that they suffer pain, and that lobsters likely feel pain, too.
Elwood thinks its time for some crustacean empathy.
"Millions of crustacean are caught or reared in aquaculture for the food industry," he said. "There is no protection for these animals (with the possible exception of certain states in Australia) as the presumption is that they cannot experience pain. With vertebrates we are asked to err on the side of caution and I believe this is the approach to take with these crustaceans."
Posted by Patty Ann at 6:44 PM
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Credit To: http://michaelbluejay.com/veg/natural.html
A fair look at the evidence shows that humans are optimized for eating exclusively plant foods, and not meat - Consider
* Human anatomy: We're most similar to other herbivores, and drastically different from carnivores
* Longevity & health: The more meat we eat, the sicker we get - Meat is poison to us - It's the primary reason we get heart disease, cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, and every other major degenerative disease - If eating meat were natural, it wouldn't destroy our health
* Physical performance: People have much better endurance when they don't eat meat -- whether they're professional athletes or not
Clearly we're capable of eating meat- But that doesn't mean it's natural
You can dress a monkey up in a cute little suit and teach it to perform circus tricks, but just because it can doesn't mean that it's natural -- nor that it should - When I say that meat-eating is unnatural, I mean simply that our bodies aren't optimized to have it be a normal part of our diets -- and we suffer the consequences when we make it so
Vegan bodybuilder, Kenneth Williams - Shattering the myth that vegans are skinny and malnourished
The meat-eating reader already has half a dozen objections to this before (s)he's even read the rest of the article, and I will address those objections specifically, but first let me address them generally: It is human nature to want to feel that what we're doing is right, proper, and logical - When we're confronted with something that suggests that our current practices are not the best ones, it's uncomfortable - We can either consider that our choices may not have been the best ones, which is extremely disturbing, or we can reject that premise without truly considering it, so that we don't have to feel bad - And we do this by searching our minds for any arguments we can for why the challenge must be wrong, to justify our current behavior
Think about that for a moment: Our feeling that our current actions are correct isn't based on our arguments - Rather, our actions come first and then we come up with the arguments to try to support those actions - If we were truly logical, we'd consider the evidence first and then decide the best course of action - But often we have it in reverse, because it's too difficult to accept that we might have been wrong
This is particularly true when it comes to vegetarianism - It is quite easy to identify because the anti-vegetarian arguments are usually so weak and desperate, compared to other kinds of discourse - A person who would never normally suggest something so fantastic as the idea that plants can think and feel pain, will suddenly all but lunge for such an argument when they feel their meat-eating ways are being questioned - It's human nature
At an earlier point in my life, I was in the same position as you probably are - My habits were challenged by a book I ran across in the library called Going Vegetarian - I didn't want to consider it fairly, because I wanted to keep eating meat
I'd grown up eating it, and I liked it - And there was another reason: I'd grown up in a small farming community raising and killing chickens - Accepting the book's premise really meant that I'd have to admit that I might not have made the best choices - So I came up with various weak defenses to justify my behavior - But deep down I knew I was kidding myself, and practicing a form of intellectual cowardice - When I considered the arguments honestly, I stopped eating animals - That was over 20 years ago and it was absolutely the best decision I ever made
So I challenge you: stop trying to figure out ways that I "must" be wrong even before you've bothered to read the rest of this article - Instead, read it, and actually consider it rather than reflexively trying to come out with ways to dismiss it out of hand - You can certainly still disagree after you've considered all the evidence -- but not before
Most meat-eating readers will find it necessary to try to defeat me, at least in their minds, so let's consider what constitutes doing so: providing more and better evidence for your position - You do not win the argument by making a single point, as most of the readers who email me seem to think - The evidence favoring a plant diet for humans is clear, convincing, and overwhelming - There is definitely some evidence for the other side, to be sure, but it's simply not nearly as strong - What I'm saying is, if there are 30 strong points for, and you come up with one or two against, which is the better position? I mention this because the people who email me about this article seem to believe that whoever makes the fewest points has presented the most convincing case - They somehow seem to believe that all the evidence I present somehow disappears into thin air when they present their lone argument, such as that humans have canine teeth - Please don't fall into that trap
Many believe that lunging at at the minority of evidence in the red box makes their position compelling - But it doesn't - The only way to make that position compelling is to make the box bigger - A whole lot bigger
But haven't humans always eaten meat?
The angry people who email me always insist, "But humans have always eaten meat!" I can't think of a better example of a case in which people believe something to be true just because they assume it is - We all grew up thinking that our ancestors were meat-eaters, but where did we get that idea? Is it true just because it's part of our collective consciousness? More importantly, what does the evidence say?
John A McDougall, M D, perhaps the most knowledgeable expert on the relationship between diet and disease, asserts that our early ancestors from at least four million years ago followed diets almost exclusively of plant foods - Many other scientists believe that early humans were largely vegetarian - (See articles by Grande & Leckie and Derek Wall) - This is important because while prehistoric peoples hunted animals, that is still a relatively recent development in the long period of human existence - Certainly not long enough for our bodies to have adapted to it from evolution - Here's some evidence: The Maasai in Kenya, who still eat a diet high in wild hunted meats, have the worst life expectancy in the world (Fuhrman)
There's another important fact never acknowledged by meat proponents: Humans act by idea rather than by instinct - Other animals are programmed to know what food is - We are not - For us, it's learned behavior - Or in some cases, guessed behavior We can make choices about what we should eat even if that's contrary to good health, as millions prove every day when they eat at McDonald's - If our ancestors ate meat, they were simply being human and making choices rather than acting on instinct - Think about it: Do you really believe that cavemen were true experts about nutrition? If so, what other major decisions about your life would you like to put in the hands of a caveman?
What it means to be an omnivore
There is no question that humans are capable of digesting meat- But just because we can digest animals does not mean we're supposed to, or that it will be good for us - We can digest cardboard - That does not mean we should
If the evidence shows that our anatomy favors the digestion of plant foods, and we're healthier when we eat less animal foods, what do we make of the fact that we're capable of eating animals? It's simple: We have the ability to eat a wide variety of foods as a survival mechanism - The fact that we can eat just about anything, including meat, is very handy, from a biological point of view - But the fact that we're able to doesn't mean that we're designed to - The evidence for this is that our biology is similar to that of other herbivores, and the more animal foods we incorporate into our diets, the more our health suffers - In fact, it is rather specious to claim that humans are natural meat-eaters considering how poorly we fare when we do so
McDougall explains how the ability to digest animal foods didn't hurt our survival as a race, although it takes a toll on our lifespan:
"Undoubtedly, all of these [.meat-containing] diets were adequate to support growth and life to an age of successful reproduction - To bear and raise offspring you only need to live for 20 to 30 years, and fortuitously, the average life expectancy for these people was just that - The few populations of hunter-gatherers surviving into the 21st Century are confined to the most remote regions of our planet like the Arctic and the jungles of South America and Africa - some of the most challenging places to manage to survive - Their life expectancy is also limited to 25 to 30 years and infant mortality is 40% to 50% - Hunter-gatherer societies fortunately did survive, but considering their arduous struggle and short lifespan, I would not rank them among successful societies"
Finally, our physiology is much more similar to that of other plant-eaters than it is of true omnivores, as we'll see shortly
Considering the other primates
Our closest animal relatives are primates - They provide clues about our ideal diet since our anatomy is so similar - Very few of them eat any significant amount of animals, and those who do typically mostly stick to things like insects, not cows, pigs, and chickens - Jane Goodall, famous for her extensive study of apes while living with them, found that it was very rare for the primates she saw to eat other animals - Critics lunge all over the fact that Goodall discovered that primates occasionally eat meat - But the key word here is occasionally - If we ate meat is infrequently as the other primates did, our health would be a lot better - Goodall herself apparently wasn't impressed by primates' occasional eating of meat: Jane Goodall is a vegetarian
Why humans are primarily plant-eaters by design
How slight is the other primates' animal consumption? This article on primate eating habits from Harvard has a bar graph of all the things that chimps and monkeys eat (Fig 3), and meat isn't even in the chart - What they do eat is fruit, seeds, leaves, flowers, and pith - There is a category called "Miscellaneous", which for most species amounts to less than 5% of their diet, and for chimps and redtail monkeys less than 1% - The Honolulu Zoo gives a slightly higher figure, saying that non-plant consumption is 5% of a chimp's diet, but this includes their main non-plant food, termites -you slice it, their diet is at least 95% plants
Which brings up another point: The people who hysterically scream at me that chimps are omnivores, besides ignoring that chimps' meat consumption is so small as to be virtually non-existent, never acknowledge that the non-plant foods chimps eat are not the same things humans eat - Chimps do not eat cattle and chickens - And humans don't eat termites - The idea that the meat-laden American diet can be justified because chimps may eat a whopping 5% of non-plant foods, none of it cattle or chickens, and much of it termites, is rather silly
Let's use the Harvard article's figure for chimps and round it up to a generous 1% - If that were beef -- which it is not -- how much beef would that be? About 1/3 of an ounce, or 1/50 of a pound - That's about 1/7th of a medium carrot - Yes, there you have chimps' overwhelming "omnivorism"
Consider also that even though primates eat meat sparingly, there again it's likely because they're intelligent and like humans are able to make choices to act outside of instinct - As other writers put it, "While chimpanzees are known to kill, this behaviour is not necessarily dietary but ritualistic" - Eugene Khutoryansky who does believe that eating meat is natural, still cautions that the implications of that should give us pause:
Eating meat is indeed natural in the sense that other animals do it as well - In fact, it is even done on occasion by our closest living relatives, the chimpanzees- However, there are many other things which are also natural - For example, chimpanzee males sometimes rape the females in their tribe - Chimpanzees sometimes engage in organized warfare against other tribes with which they compete for territory - A chimpanzee male, in a moment of rage, sometimes picks up a nearby infant, and crushes his skull against a rock - And chimpanzees do on occasion eat meat, and they do on occasion engage in cannibalism, in spite of the fact that there is a plentiful supply of food from other sources
So eating meat is indeed absolutely natural- However, the fact that it is natural does not imply that it is ethically permissible - If we believed that eating meat was ethically permissible simply because other animals did it as well, then this would imply that there is nothing wrong with rape, cannibalism, or infanticide, all of which routinely occurs throughout the animal kingdom
Humans lack a desire to eat whole animals
True carnivores (and omnivores) get excited about eating whole prey animals when they see them - Humans do not - We're interested in eating the body parts only because they've been removed from the original animal and processed, and because we grew up eating them, making it seem perfectly normal - It's amazing how much of a disconnect we've been able to learn about the difference between animals and food - As GoVeg puts it:
While carnivores take pleasure in killing animals and eating their raw flesh, any human who killed an animal with his or her bare hands and dug into the raw corpse would be considered deranged - Carnivorous animals are aroused by the scent of blood and the thrill of the chase - Most humans, on the other hand, are revolted by the sight of raw flesh and cannot tolerate hearing the screams of animals being ripped apart and killed - The bloody reality of eating animals is innately repulsive to us, more proof that we were not designed to eat meat
Ask yourself: When you see dead animals on the side of the road, are you tempted to stop for a snack? Does the sight of a dead bird make you salivate? Do you daydream about killing cows with your bare hands and eating them raw? If you answered "no" to all of these questions, congratulations you're a normal human herbivore like it or not - Humans were simply not designed to eat m eat - Humans lack both the physical characteristics of carnivores and the instinct that drives them to kill animals and devour their raw carcasses
Comparing humans to other animals
Human physiology is strikingly similar to that of other plant-eaters, and quite unlike that of carnivores - It is telling that in none of the horribly misspelled missives that readers have sent in to argue with me do they ever deny the data in the following table - They simply think that by making some other point (e g , that humans possess canine teeth) that somehow obliterates the more convincing data in the table
Carnivorous animals, including the lion, dog, wolf, cat, etc, have many unique characteristics which set them apart from all other members of the animal kingdom - They all possess a very simple and short digestive system -- only three times the length of their bodies - This is because flesh decays very rapidly, and the products of this decay quickly poison the bloodstream if they remain too long in the body - So a short digestive tract was evolved for rapid expulsion of putrefactive bacteria from decomposing flesh, as well as stomachs with ten times as much hydrochloric acid as non-carnivorous animals (to digest fibrous tissue and bones) - Meat-eating animals that hunt in the cool of the night and sleep during the day when it is hot do not need sweat glands to cool their bodies; they therefore do not perspire through their skin, but rather they sweat through their tongues - On the other hand, vegetarian animals, such as the cow, horse, zebra, deer, etc, spend much of their time in the sun gathering their food, and they freely perspire through their skin to cool their bodies - But the most significant difference between the natural meat-eaters and other animals is their teeth - Along with sharp claws, all meat-eaters, since they have to kill mainly with their teeth, possess powerful jaws and pointed, elongated, "canine" teeth to pierce tough hide and to spear and tear flesh - They do NOT have molars (flat, back teeth) which vegetarian animals need for grinding their food - Unlike grains, flesh does not need to be chewed in the mouth to predigest it; it is digested mostly in the stomach and the intestines - A cat, for example, can hardly chew at all
Grass-and-leaf-eating animals (elephant, cow, sheep, llama, etc) - live on grass, herbs, and other plants, much of which is coarse and bulky - The digestion of this type of food starts in the mouth with the enzyme ptyalin in the saliva- these foods must be chewed well and thoroughly mixed with ptyalin in order to be broken down - For this reason, grass-and-leaf eaters have 24 special "molar" teeth and a slight side-to-side motion to grind their food, as opposed to the exclusively up-and-down motion of carnivores - They have no claws or sharp teeth; they drink by sucking water up into their mouths as opposed to lapping it up with their tongue which all meat eaters do - Since they do not eat rapidly decaying foods like the meat eaters, and since their food can take a longer time to pass through, they have much longer digestive systems -- intestines which are ten times the length of the body
Interestingly, recent studies have shown that a meat diet has an extremely harmful effect on these grass-and-leaf eaters - Dr William Collins, a scientist in the New York Maimonedes Medical Center, found that the meat-eating animals have an "almost unlimited capacity to handle saturated fats and cholesterol" - If a half pound of animal fat is added daily over a long period of time to a rabbit's diet, after two month his blood vessels become caked with fat and the serious disease called atherosclerosis develops - human digestive systems, like the rabbit's, are also not designed to digest meat, and they become diseased the more they eat it, as we will later see
Fruit-eaters include mainly the anthropoid apes, humanity's immediate animal ancestors - The diet of these apes consists mostly of fruit and nuts - Their skin has millions of pores for sweating, and they also have molars to grind and chew their food; their saliva is alkaline, and, like the grass-and-leaf eaters, it contains ptyalin for predigestion - Their intestines are extremely convoluted and are twelve times the length of their body, for the slow digestion of fruits and vegetables
Human characteristics are in every way like the fruit eaters, very similar to the grass- eater, and very unlike the meat eaters, as is clearly shown in the table above - The human digestive system, tooth and jaw structure, and bodily functions are completely different from carnivorous animals - As in the case of the anthropoid ape, the human digestive system is twelve times the length of the body; our skin has millions of tiny pores to evaporate water and cool the body by sweating; we drink water by suction like all other vegetarian animals; our tooth and jaw structure is vegetarian; and our saliva is alkaline and contains ptyalin for predigestion of grains - Human beings clearly are not carnivores by physiology -- our anatomy and digestive system show that we must have evolved for millions of years living on fruits, nuts, grains, and vegetables
Furthermore, it is obvious that our natural instincts are non-carnivorous - Most people have other people kill their meat for them and would be sickened if they had to do the killing themselves - Instead of eating raw meat as all flesh-eating animals do, humans boil, bake, or fry it and disguise it with all kinds of sauces and spices so that it bears no resemblance to its raw state- One scientist explains it this way "- A cat will salivate with hungry desire at the smell of a piece of raw flesh but not at all at the smell of fruit - If man could delight in pouncing upon a bird, tear its still-living limbs apart with his teeth, and suck the warm blood, one might conclude that nature provided him with meat-eating instinct - On the other hand, a bunch of luscious grapes makes his mouth water, and even in the absence of hunger he will eat fruit because it tastes so good "
Scientists and naturalists, including the great Charles Darwin who gave the theory of evolution, agree that early humans were fruit and vegetable eaters and that throughout history our anatomy has not changed - The great Swedish scientist von Linné states: "Man's structure, external and internal, compared with that of the other animals, shows that fruit and succulent vegetables constitute his natural food "
So it is clear from scientific studies that physiologically, anatomically, and instinctively, man is perfectly suited to a diet for fruit, vegetables, nuts, and grains - This is summarized in the table above
from What's Wrong with Eating Meat,
by Barbara Parham, ©Ananda Marga Publications, 1979
As another author said, "The human body was not designed to catch or eat animals - You have no claws - Your teeth do not rend flesh - Your mouth can not seriously wound nor is it made to really get a good bite into an struggling victim like true carnivores can - You are not fit to run fast to catch prey- Meat-eaters have fast enough reflexes to ambush or overtake a victim - You do not - Try catching a pig or a chicken with your bare hands; see what happens"
"But what about canine teeth and binocular vision?"
It's part of our collective consciousness that we have "canine teeth" and that this "proves" that we're meat eaters - But the truth is that this argument couldn't be weaker
Humans' so-called "canine teeth" are unlike the canine teeth of actual canines, which are really long and really pointed - Our teeth are absolutely not like theirs - In fact, other vegetarian animals (like gorillas and horses) possess the same so-called "canine" teeth
Overall, our teeth resemble those of plant-eaters much more than meat-eaters - For example, we have molar teeth (plant-eaters do, carnivores don't) - Try to find a human-type molar inside your cat's mouth - Our teeth can also move side to side to grind, just like the other plant-eaters, and completely unlike the carnivores - Their jaws go only up and down
My favorite quote from when someone brought up the canine rationalizationon a message board:
"Hey Julia--we evolved with canine teeth? I'd like to see you tackle a steer and tear it apart with those ferocious incisors"
What's funny to me is how the teeth argument is so important to meat proponents when they make their point about canine teeth, and then as soon as they find out that our teeth are much more similar to those of herbivores than of carnivores, and therefore consideration of our teeth suggests that we're designed to be plant eaters -- suddenly what kind of teeth we have is not so important to them after all
Others have argued that predators have eyes on the front of their heads for binocular vision, while prey animals have eyes on the sides, indicating that we fall into the predator camp - This ignores the fact that the animals that we're most similar to -- the other primates -- have eyes on the front of their heads, and are almost exclusively vegetarian - It's also important to remember what I said at the top of this article: There is certainly evidence on both sides of this debate, but the preponderance of evidence clearly shows that we're suited to eating plants almost exclusively
"You're not taking into account evolution"
Of course I'm not - Anyone making the claim that we evolved to eat meat through relatively recently-developed hunting skills only demonstrates how poorly they understand evolution, which takes place over a much longer period of time - Besides, if we had truly evolved to be meat-eaters, it wouldn't kill us when we do so, which is the next topic ---
If meat is so good for us, it wouldn't kill us
The medical evidence is overwhelming and indisputable: The more animal foods we eat, the more heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other degenerative disease we suffer - This has been exhaustively demonstrated beyond any doubt - If it were natural for us to eat these food, they wouldn't kill us - The fact that health can be regained by laying off meat and dairy is powerful evidence that we shouldn't have been eating those foods in the first place
Dean Ornish, MD was the first person to prove that heart disease can be reversed, and he did so by feeding his patients a vegetarian diet - John McDougall, MD has also written extensively about how animal foods cause disease, and how people can regain their health by eating vegan instead - The esteemed T Colin Campbell oversaw the most massive study of the relationship between diet and disease, the China Study, which the New York Times caled "the grand prix of epidemiology" - - His conclusions are the same as the other experts: we're not designed to eat animal foods, because we get sick when we do so
There is no need to argue with me about this
If you feel otherwise, let's just agree to disagree - I've received a ton of email on this issue, none of it illuminating, most of it badly misspelled, and I simply don't have the time nor desire to debate everyone who wants to argue with me- And trust me, I have definitely heard every argument - (I stopped hearing genuinely new arguments approximately 19 years ago) - If you feel so strongly about your position that you absolutely must make it known, then simply do what I did: Put up your own web page espousing your own views - You can be confident that I will not write to you to argue about what you have written
"Hey Vegetarians, explain these"
Scientifically-Credible Information on Vegan and Vegetarian Diets
Credit To: http://michaelbluejay.com/veg/natural.html
Posted by Patty Ann at 11:23 PM
This is from an excellent web site, link below:
Detailed instructions to build this shelter are provided below.
Start with two storage bins that fit inside one another with enough room to surround the inner shelter with straw. A 90 quart bin fits well inside the Rubbermaid Duratote 50 gallon for example. They are in the $9 and $17 range at Walmart. A little more expensive at Home Depot and other stores. Soft plastic is much easier to cut than the clear hard plastic. We used a clear hard plastic Sterelite 90 quart bin for the demo photos to show the construction process more clearly.
Two bins that can work
Cut a 6-7 inch hole in the end of each bin near the center of the side of each bin with a linoleum knife. A square hole is fine if you find it to difficult to cut a circle. In cold weather, warm the plastic bins (a hair dryer works) to make cutting much, much easier. If the plastic cracks you can tape it up with Gorilla waterproof tape. Cutting the hole is the only hard part. There are special hole cutting attachment tools you can buy for a drill if you plan to make several shelters. Ask at your Home Depot or hardware store.
Tape the holes together with a strong winter proof tape (Gorilla Tape is good). This prevents the straw from coming out between the two holes. You can square up the ragged edges with more tape, as in the second photo if your picky like us.
Put the lid on the smaller bin, top that with straw and put the lid on the Larger bin. Tape around with the super strong tape (Gorilla is Great!) if you think your bin could pop open or doesn’t have strong latches.
- Put a layer of straw inside the finished shelter. Cloth bedding absorbs body warmth and is not as effective as the straw. Specially designed heat-reflective animal bedding and mats may work well inside and can be removed to be cleaned.
Reinforce with tape wherever you think necessary throughout the construction process. Some bins latch well and others can use taping to seal the cracks and assure no water leaking.
Straw is preferable to hay as an insulator. Hay is food for animals, but straw is only for bedding. A bale may be more than you need but is much cheaper than buying the 4-5 small rabbit bags you’ll need at a pet shop. Straw bales can be bought at Feed Stores or ordered at a garden shop. Small bags for rabbits can be bought or ordered at a pet store and may be more convenient to find thought more expensive.
Drilling or nailing holes in the bottom corners of the larger bin will allow drainage if you think water could get in.
Posted by Patty Ann at 10:36 PM
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Article Points to Human and Animal Welfare Costs of Long-Distance Farm Animal Transport | Humane Society International
October 26, 2009
A chapter in the upcoming book Handbook of Disease Outbreaks: Prevention, Detection and Control implicates the long-distance transport of farm animals in the spread of human and animal diseases.
The chapter, "Disease and transport: a costly ticket around the world," was co-authored by Michael Greger, M.D., Humane Society International's director of public health and animal agriculture, along with Sofia Parente, Michael Appleby and Jennifer Lanier of The World Society for the Protection of Animals. It examines the animal and human health implications of transporting animals over long distances and explores measures to limit long-distance transport of animals for slaughter.
The paper concludes that replacement of long-distance, live farm animal transport with a carcass-only trade is "not only necessary but urgent."
- More than 60 billion animals are reared for meat, eggs and milk annually worldwide. Most are transported for slaughter, often over long distances, both within and between countries.
- According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, "[t]ransport of livestock is undoubtedly the most stressful and injurious stage in the chain of operations between farm and slaughterhouse."
- The FAO describes live animal transport as "ideally suited for spreading disease."
- Given the associated "serious animal and public health problems," the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe has called for the replacement of the long-distance transportation of live animals for slaughter as much as possible by a carcass-only trade.
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Steve Hindi Interviewed Regarding Animal Abuse
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The fur industry tries to justify karakul lamb fur as a byproduct,
but with a single karakul lamb coat selling for up to $12,000 and “broadtail” fetus coats fetching as much as $25,000, it’s little surprise that the mother sheep and her baby’s skinned carcass are usually regarded simply as trash.
And who’s profiting from such disgusting cruelty? Designers Ralph Lauren, Karl Lagerfeld, Fendi, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, and Jean-Paul Gaultier use astrakhan, and Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdale’s sell it on their own racks.
But fashionistas with a heart aren’t buying it. Claudia Croft, fashion editor of the Sunday Times Style Magazine in London recently called astrakhan “the cruelest and most vicious fur.” And “Material Girl” Madonna hasn’t been seen in her astrakhan coat since designer pal Stella McCartney scolded her for “wearing a fetus.
What can you do about karakul lamb fur?
DON”T BUY OR WEAR ANY FUR.
If you see karakul lamb fur for sale, write to the store owners or managers, let them know where it comes from, and urge them to pull it from the shelves.
If you read an article about karakul lamb fur in a newspaper or magazine, write a letter to the editor.
For more information, visit FurIsDead
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Reposted with thanks to: One Voice
By Stephanie Ernst
It's a point made often in animal rights advocacy.
Often, the same people who
treat—and love—their dogs and cats
like members of the family,
who buy them toys and treats
and kiss them and cuddle them
and do whatever they have to do,
both practically and financially,
to make sure their dogs and cats
are happy and healthy,
also sit down to a dinner of
dead pig, cow, or chicken in the evening.
They see no discrepancy in these two behaviors:
dogs are pets and companions;
pigs are dinner.
But are pigs (and cows and chickens) truly that different from domestic cats and dogs in any way except how we think of and treat them? We recognize that our companion animals certainly do have individual personalities and experiences. They feel happiness and sadness, playfulness and fear, affection and dislike. And the same goes for the animals that humans eat.
We know that our dogs would go mad if locked, day and night for their whole miserable lives, in a barren interior space in which they could barely move, with no stimulation and no affection. We would never dream of impregnating our beloved family dog, over and over again, for the sole purpose of snatching away all her puppies the day after their birth despite the crying protests of the mother and her young, so that we could bottle her milk and consume it, after selling her puppies to be slaughtered, sautéed, and served by a neighborhood restaurant. We would never let someone neuter our dog or cat by simply cutting at him with a pair of scissors while he thrashes and cries out in pain; we would not accept the excuse that painkillers cost too much and that this is the fastest way to do it (but look how many dogs we can neuter each hour—and how cheaply—when we do it this way!). Never could we find any excuse for hanging our terrified cats upside down by their hind legs, sending them rapidly through a machine designed to cut their throats (a machine that sometimes fails because of the speed), and then lowering them into vats of scalding water, alive and conscious or not.
And even if we were told that our beloved companions would be killed in so-called humane fashion, would that make it any better? Would we be any less horrified that someone intended to kill and eat our unique, thinking, feeling, loving dogs and cats—just because that person likes the way dogs and cats taste?
Pigs are smarter than dogs (and at least as smart as three-year-old children). Cows and calves feel the same natural mother–child bond and affection as other animals. Chickens are intelligent and social creatures with a language all their own, in which they use more than twenty distinct calls to communicate with one another.
The creators of the powerful A Life Connected video remark,
"How can it be that 95% of Americans feel it is wrong to unnecessarily hurt and kill helpless animals,
yet 95% of Americans continue to unnecessarily hurt and kill helpless animals—so they can eat them?
Why the disconnection?"
On the topic of cognitive dissonance, defined by Merriam-Webster as a "psychological conflict resulting from incongruous beliefs and attitudes held simultaneously"
William Saletan wrote the following in the Washington Post:
Where were you when Barbaro broke his leg? I was at a steakhouse, watching the race on a big screen. I saw a horse pulling up, a jockey clutching him, a woman weeping. Thus began a worldwide vigil over the fate of the great horse. Would he be euthanized? Could doctors save him? In the restaurant, people watched and wondered. Then we went back to eating our steaks.
Shrinks call this "cognitive dissonance."
You munch a strip of bacon, then pet your dog.
You wince at the sight of a crippled horse
but continue chewing your burger.
Three weeks ago, I took my kids to a sheep and wool festival. They petted lambs; I nibbled a lamb sausage.
That's the thing about humans: We're half-evolved beasts. ("Dilemma of a Carnivore")
But fortunately, we don't have to be.
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Posted by Patty Ann at 1:15 PM
Monday, October 26, 2009
Free-Range products promote animal cruelty:
Animal agriculture, even free-range or organic animal agriculture, is by its very nature cruel. Any time an animal, even a free-range animal, is used as a commodity to be consumed -- or treated as a piece of property -- corners are cut and the animals lose.
The Boston Vegan Association sums this up well:
"Within a system in which animals are human property, even their most significant interests can be (and are) trumped by the comparably trivial human interests in profit and efficiency. Attempting to 'balance' the interests of a piece of property against the interests of a property owner is like trying to deal a fair hand of cards with a rigged deck - it simply can't be done, because the mechanisms in place are fundamentally unfair."
As a result of this "rigged deck," animals in "free-range," "cage-free" and other systems are still often subject to some or all of the following abuses:
- Overcrowded living conditions
- Denial of veterinary care
- Abusive handling
-Transport through all weather extremes
- Painful mutilations (debeaking, castration, dehorning, etc)
- Unproductive, "spent" or "by-product" animals, such as male chicks of the egg-laying industry, are killed by methods such as suffocation and crushing.
Besides, if you wouldn't eat your free range dog or cat, why would you eat any other animal who has the same passion for life?
Many of the labels such as "cage-free," "kosher," etc. are misleading and sometimes downright meaningless.
"Free Range" means that the animals must have some access to the outdoors, but there are no government regulations about how much outdoor area must be provided.
United Poultry Concerns, an advocacy group for poultry, describes the typical free-range egg farm like this:
"Typically, 2,000 or more hens - each hen having only 1 to 2 square feet of floor space - are confined in a shed without access to the outdoors during their lives. If the hens can go outside, the exit usually is very small allowing only the closest hens to get out. The yard may be nothing but a mud yard saturated with droppings and intestinal coccidia and other parasites."
Even Richard Lobb, a spokesperson for the National Chicken Council admits, "Even in a free-range type of style of production, you're basically going to find most of them inside the grow out facility..."
Investigations of free-range farms by Peaceful Prairie Sancuary and East Bay Animal Advocates highlight some of the cruelties endured by free-range turkeys and hens.
"Cage-free" eggs means that the birds aren't in cages, but the majority of cage-free eggs are produced by hens forced to live in overcrowded sheds. These living conditions aren't as horrific as the typical battery cage, but overcrowding and cruelty are still common occurrences in many cage-free operations.
"Organic" dairy products and eggs require that the animals be fed organic feed, but it doesn't prohibit cruel treatment such as mutilations without painkillers, intensive confinement or separation of mother and young.
The "UEP Certified" logo found on many egg cartons means the eggs were most likely produced in typical battery cage egg farms. Eggs marked with this logo allow for birds to be crammed in cages so small that they cannot even flap their wings.
To view disturbing video footage of animal cruelty at UEP Certified egg farms click here, here, here and here
Learn the truth.
Demand the truth.- Dairy is rape
Saturday, October 17, 2009
DO NOT Test on Animals
For the very latest update from PETA please see this list of companies that DO NOT Test on Animals. It is updated every two to four months and is a more complete list than what is on this page.
Those companies marked with an asterisk (*) manufacture strictly vegan products--made without animal ingredients, such as milk and egg byproducts, slaughterhouse byproducts, sheep lanolin, honey, or beeswax. Companies without an asterisk may offer some vegan products.
Those companies marked with a plus sign (+) are currently observing a moratorium on animal testing which means the company is currently not engaging in animal testing, but may elect to do in the future.
Listed in parentheses are either examples of products manufactured by that company or, if applicable, its parent or subsidiary company.
We are in the process of adding web site and email addresses to this list of companies. If you know of a company's web site address, please let us know!
Don't see a particular company on this list? Visit the National Anti-Vivisection Society's interactive Web site and learn which companies do and do not engage in animal testing!
*ABBA Products, Inc. (Styling Technology), 7400 E. Tierra Buena Ln., Scottsdale, AZ 85260, (480) 609-6000, (800) 848-4475
ABEnterprises, 145 Cortlandt St., Staten Island, NY 10302-2048° 718-448-1526
Abercrombie & Fitch (The Limited), 4 Limited Pkwy. E., Reynoldsburg, OH 43068 °614-577-6570
*Abracadabra, Inc., 10365 Hwy. 116, Forestville, CA 95436 °707-869-0761
Adrien Arpel, Inc., 720 Fifth Ave., 8th Fl., New York, NY 10019 °800-215-8333
African Bio-Botanica, Inc., 602 N.W. Ninth Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 ° 904-376-7329
*Ahimsa Natural Care, 1250 Reid St., Suite 13A, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B 1G3 Canada° 888-424-4672
Alba Naturals, P.O. Box 40339, Santa Barbara, CA 93140 °800-347-5211
Alberto-Culver Co. (Tresemmé, Sally Beauty Supply, Alberto VO5, TCB Naturals)
2525 W. Armitage Ave., Melrose Park, IL 60160, 708-450-3000
Alexandra Avery Body Botanicals, 4717 S.E. Belmont, Portland, OR 97215 ° 800-699-1863
Alexandra de Markoff (Parlux Fragrances), 3725 S.W. 30th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312 °800-727-5995
*Allens Naturally, P.O. Box 514, Dept. M, Farmington, MI 48332-0514 °800-352-8971
Almay (Revlon), 625 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10022 °212-572-5000
Aloegen Natural Cosmetics (Levlad), 9200 Mason Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311 ° 800-327-2012
Aloette Cosmetics, 1301 Wright's La. E., West Chester, PA 19380 °800-ALOETTE
Aloe Up, Inc., P.O. Box 831, Harlingen, TX 78551 °800-537-2563
Aloe Vera of America, Inc., 9660 Dilworth Rd., Dallas, TX 75243 °214-343-5700
*American Formulating & Manufacturing, 350 W. Ash St., #700, San Diego, CA 92101 °619-239-0321
American International, 2220 Gaspar Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90040 °213-728-2999
American Safety Razor (Personna, Flicker, Bump Fighter), P.O. Box 500, Staunton, VA 24402 °800-445-9284
*America's Finest Products Corp., 1639 Ninth St., Santa Monica, CA 90404 ° 800-482-6555
Amitée Cosmetics, Inc., 151 Kalmus Dr., Suite H3, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 ° 800-966-6960
Amoresse Labs, 4121 Buchanan St., Riverside, CA 92503 °800-258-7931
Amway, 7575 E. Fulton St., Ada, MI 49355-0001 °616-787-6279
*The Ananda Collection, 14618 Tyler Foote Rd., Nevada City, CA 95959 ° 800-537-8766
Ancient Formulas, Inc., 638 W. 33rd St. N., Wichita, KS 67204 °800-543-3026
Andrea International Industries (Clear Perfection), 2220 Gaspar Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90040 °213-728-2999
Aramis, Inc. (Estée Lauder), 767 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10153 °212-572-3700
Ardell International, 2220 Gaspar Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90040 °213-728-2999
Arizona Natural Resources, 2525 E. Beardsley Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85024 ° 602-569-6900
Aromaland, Inc., 1326 Rufina Cir., Santa Fe, NM 87505 °800-933-5267
Aroma Vera Co., 5901 Rodeo Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90016-4312 °800-669-9514, firstname.lastname@example.org
*Astonish Industries, 423 Commerce La., Unit 2, Berlin, NJ 08091 °609-753-7078
*Atmosa Brand Aromatherapy Products, 1420 Fifth Ave., 22nd Fl., Suite 2200, Seattle, WA 98101-2378 °206-521-5986
Aubrey Organics, 4419 N. Manhattan Ave., Tampa, FL 33614 ° 800-AUBREYH
Aunt Bee's Skin Care, P.O. Box 2678, Rancho de Taos, NM 87577 °505-737-0522
*Auroma International (Ayurherbal Corp.), P.O. Box 1008, Silver Lake, WI 53170 °414-889-8501
*Auromére Ayurvedic Imports, 2621 W. Hwy. 12, Lodi, CA 95242 °800-735-4691
The Australasian College of Herbal Studies, P.O. Box 57, Lake Oswego, OR 97034 °800-487-8839
Autumn-Harp, Inc., 61 Pine St., Bristol, VT 04551 °802-453-4807
Avalon Natural Products, PO Box 750428, Petaluma, CA 94975, (707) 769-5120
Aveda, 4000 Pheasant Ridge Rd., Blaine, MN 55449 °800-328-0849
*Avigal Henna, 45-49 Davis St., Long Island City, NY 11101 °800-722-1011
Avon, 9 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019 °800-858-8000
*Ayurherbal Corp., 1100 Lotus Dr., Silver Lake, WI 53170 °414-889-8569
*Ayus/Oshadhi, 15 Monarch Bay Plaza, Suite 346, Monarch Beach, CA 92629 ° 800-933-1008
Barbizon International, Inc., 1900 Glades Rd., Suite 300, Boca Raton, FL 33431 ° 407-362-8883
*Bare Escentuals, 600 Townsend St., Suite 329-E, San Francisco, CA 94103 ° 800-227-3990
*Basically Natural, 109 E. G St., Brunswick, MD 21716 °301-834-7923
*Basic Elements Hair Care System, Inc., 505 S. Beverly Dr., Suite 1292, Beverly Hills, CA 90212 °800-947-5522
Basis (Beiersdorf), BDF Plaza, 360 Martin Luther King Dr., Norwalk, CT 06856 °203-853-8008
Bath & Body Works (a brand of Intimate Brands), 97 W. Main St., New Albany, OH 43054 °800-395-1001
Bath Island, Inc., 469 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10024 °212-787-9415
Baudelaire, Inc., 166 Emerald St., Keene, NH 03431 °800-327-2324
BeautiControl Cosmetics, 2121 Midway Rd., Carrollton, TX 75006 °972-458-0601
*Beauty Without Cruelty, P.O. Box 750428, Petaluma, CA 94975-0428 °707-769-5120
Beiersdorf, Inc. (Nivea, Eucerin, Basis, La Prairie), BDF Plaza, 360 Martin Luther King Dr., Norwalk, CT 06856-5529 °203-853-8008
Bella's Secret Garden, 6059B Sikorsky St., Ventura, CA 93003 °800-962-6867
Belle Star, Inc., 23151 Alcalde, #A1, Laguna Hills, CA 92653°800-442-STAR
Berol (Sanford Corp.), 2711 Washington Blvd., Bellwood, IL 60104 °800-438-3703
Beverly Hills Cold Wax, P.O. Box 600476, San Diego, CA 92160 °800-833-0889
Beverly Hills Cosmetic Group, 289 S. Robertson Blvd., #461, Beverly Hills, CA 90211 °800-277-1069
+ Bic Corporation (+ moratorium on animal testing), 500 Bic Dr., Milford, CT 06460, 203-783-2000
*BioFilm, Inc., 3121 Scott St., Vista, CA 92083 °800-848-5900
*Biogime, 1665 Townhurst, #100, Houston, TX 77043 °800-338-8784
Biokosma (Caswell-Massey), 100 Enterprise Place, Dover, DE 19904 °800-326-0500
Bio-Tec Cosmetics, Inc., 92 Sherwood Ave., Toronto, Ontario M4P 2A7 Canada ° 800-667-2524
Biotone, 4564 Alvarado Canyon Rd., #1, San Diego, CA 92120 °619-281-4228
Black Pearl Gardens, 220 Maple St., Franklin, OH 45005 °800-891-0142
Bobbi Brown (Estée Lauder), 767 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10153 °212-572-4200
Bo-Chem Co., 42 Doaks La., Marblehead, MA 01945 °617-631-9400
BODY BISTRO | Ayurvedic Apothecary, P.O. Box 5788, Beverly Hills, CA 90209-5788, 877-7-Bistro
Body Encounters, 604 Manor Rd., Cinnamonson, NJ 08077 °800-839-2639
Bodyography, 1641 16th St., Santa Monica, CA 90404 °800-642-2639
The Body Shop, Inc., 1 World Way, Wake Forest, NC 27587 °800-541-2535
*Body Suite, 515 N. Broad St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 °805-543-0507
Body Time, 1341 Seventh St., Berkeley, CA 94710 °510-524-0360
Borlind of Germany, P.O. Box 130, New London, NH 03257 °800-447-7024
*Botan Corporation, 3708 W. Broadway, Suite 1, Louisville, KY 40211 °502-772-0800
Botanicus Retail, 7610 T. Rickenbacker Dr., Gaithersburg, MD 20879 °800-282-8887
+ Braun (Gillette Company) (+ moratorium on animal testing), 400 Unicorn Clark Dr., Woburn, MA 01801, 800-272-8611, email@example.com
*Brocato International, 1 Main St., Suite 501, Minneapolis, MN 55414 °800-243-0275
Bronson Pharmaceuticals, 1945 Craig Rd., St. Louis, MO 63146 °800-521-3322
Bronzo Sensualé, 954 41st St., Suite 202, Miami, FL 33140 °800-991-2226
Burt's Bees, PO Box 13489, Durham, NC 27709, (800) 849-7112
Caeran, 210 King George Rd., Brantford, Ontario N3R 5Y5 Canada °800-563-2974
California SunCare, 10877 Wilshire Blvd., 12th Fl., Los Angeles, CA 90024 ° 800-SUN-CARE
CamoCare Camomile Skin Care Products (Abkit, Inc.), 207 E. 94th St., Suite 201, New York, NY 10128 °800-CAMOCARE
*Candy Kisses Natural Lip Balm, 16 E. 40th St., 12th Fl., New York, NY 10016 °212-951-3035
Carina Supply, Inc., 464 Granville St., Vancouver, B.C. V6C 1V4 Canada °604-687-3617
The Caring Catalog, 7678 Sagewood Dr., Huntington Beach, CA 92648 °714-842-0454
Carlson Laboratories, 15 College Dr., Arlington Heights, IL 60004 °800-323-4141
Carma Laboratories, 5801 W. Airways Ave., Franklin, WI 53132 °414-421-7707
Caswell-Massey, 121 Fieldcrest Ave., Edison, NJ 08818 °800-326-0500
Celestial Body, 21298 Pleasant Hill Rd., Boonville, MO 65233° 816-882-6858
Chanel, Inc., 9 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019 °212-688-5055
Chatoyant Pearl Cosmetics, P.O. Box 526, Townsend, WA 98368 °206-385-4825
Chica Bella, Inc., Interlink 580, P.O. Box 02-5635, Miami, FL 33152° 408-457-4223
*CHIP Distribution Co., 8321 Croydon Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045 °800-560-6753
Christian Dior, 9 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019 °212-759-1840
Christine Valmy, Inc., 285 Change Bridge Rd., Pine Brook, NJ 07058 °800-526-5057
Chuckles, Inc. (Farmavita USA), P.O. Box 5126, Manchester, NH 03109 ° 800-221-3496
CiCi Cosmetics, 9500 W. Jefferson Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232 °800-869-1224
*Cinema Secrets, Inc., 4400 Riverside Dr., Burbank, CA 91505 °818-846-0579
*Citius USA, Inc., 120 Interstate N. Pkwy. E., Suite 106, Atlanta, GA 30339 ° 800-343-9099
Citré Shine, 151 Kalmus Dr., Suite H3, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 °800-966-6960
Clarins of Paris, 135 E. 57th St., New York, NY 10022 °212-980-1800
*Clearly Natural Products, 1340 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma, CA 94954 ° 707-762-5815
*Clear Vue Products, Inc., P.O. Box 567, 417 Canal St., Lawrence, MA 01842 °508-683-7151
Clientele, 14101 N.W. Fourth St., Sunrise, FL 33325 °800-327-4660
Clinique Laboratories, 767 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10153 °212-572-3800
+ Colgate-Palmolive, 300 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022-7499, (800) 338-8333 (+ currently observing a moratorium on animal testing).
Colorations, 2875 Berkeley Lake Rd., Duluth, GA 30096 °770-417-1501
Color Me Beautiful, 14000 Thunderbolt Place, Suite E, Chantilly, VA 22021 ° 800-533-5503
Color My Image, 5025B Backlick Rd., Annandale, VA 22003 °703-354-9797
Columbia Cosmetics Mfg., 1661 Timothy Dr., San Leandro, CA 94577 °800-824-3328
Comfort Mfg. Co., 1056 W. Van Buren St., Chicago, IL 60607 °312-421-8145
Common Scents, 134 Main St., Port Jefferson, NY 11777 °516-473-6370
Compar, Inc., 70 E. 55th St., New York, NY 10022 °212-980-9620
The Compassionate Consumer, P.O. Box 27, Jericho, NY 11753 °800-733-4134
Compassionate Cosmetics, P.O. Box 3534, Glendale, CA 91201
Compassion Matters, 2 E. Fourth St., Jamestown, NY 14701 °716-664-7023
Concept Now Cos. (CNC), P.O. Box 3208, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670 ° 800-CNC-1215
Cosmyl, Inc., 1 Cosmyl Place, Columbus, GA 31907 °800-262-4401
*Cot 'N Wash, Inc., 502 The Times Bldg., Ardmore, PA 19003 °800-355-WASH
Country Comfort, 28537 Nuevo Valley Dr., Nuevo, CA 92567 °800-462-6617
*Country Save Corp., 3410 Smith Ave., Everett, WA 98201 °206-258-1171
Creighton's Naturally, 11243-4 St. Johns Ind. Pkwy. S., Jacksonville, FL 32246 °800-969-4591
Créme de la Terre, 30 Cook Rd., Stamford, CT 06902 °800-260-0700
*Crown Royale, Ltd., P.O. Box 5238, 99 Broad St., Phillipsburg, NJ 08865 °800-992-5400
*CYA Products, Inc., 6671 W. Indiantown Rd., Suite 56-191, Jupiter, FL 33458 ° 561-744-2998
Dallas Manufacturing Co., 4215 McEwen Rd., Dallas, TX 75244 °800-256-8669
*Davidoff Fragrances, 745 Fifth Ave., 10th Fl., New York, NY 10151 °212-850-2460
Decleor USA, Inc., 18 E. 48th St., 21st Fl., New York, NY 10017 °800-722-2219
*Deodorant Stones of America, 9420 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd., Unit 101, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 °800-279-9318
Dep Corporation (Agree, Hélsa, Lilt, Lavoris), 2101 E. Via Arado, Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220-6189 °310-604-0777
Derma-E, 9400 Lurline Ave., # C-1, Chatsworth, CA 91311 °800-521-3342
Dermalogica, 1001 Knox St., Torrance, CA 90502 °310-352-4784
Dermatologic Cosmetic Labs, 20 Commerce St., East Haven, CT 06512 °800-552-5060
Desert Essence, 9510 Vassar Ave., Unit A, Chatsworth, CA 91311 °818-709-5900
Desert Naturels, 74-940 Hwy. 111, Suite 437, Indio, CA 92201 °800-243-4435
DeSoto, Inc. (Keystone Consolidated Industries), 900 E. Washington St., P.O. Box 609, Joliet, IL 60434 °800-544-2814
Diamond Brands, Inc., 1660 S. Highway 100, Suite 590, Minneapolis, MN 55416 ° 612-541-1500
Dr. A.C. Daniels, Inc., 109 Worcester Rd., Webster, MA 01570 °800-547-3760
*Dr. Bronner's "All-One" Products, P.O. Box 28, Escondido, CA 92033-0028 ° 760-743-2211
Dr. Hauschka Skin Care, Inc., 59C North St., Hatfield, MA 01038; 800-247-9907
*D.R.P.C. (AmerAgain), 567-1 S. Leonard St., Waterbury, CT 06708 °203-755-3123
Earth Friendly Products, P.O. Box 607, Wood Dale, IL 60191-2688 °800-335-3267
*Earthly Matters, 2950 St. Augustine Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32207 °800-398-7503
Earth Science, 23705 Via Del Rio, Yorba Linda, CA 92687-2717 °800-222-6720
Eberhard Faber (Sanford Corp.), 2711 Washington Blvd., Bellwood, IL 60104 °800-438-3703
E. Burnham Cos., 7117 N. Austin Ave., Niles, IL 60714 °847-647-2121
Ecco Bella Botanicals, 1133 Route 23, Wayne, NJ 07470 °201-696-7766
Eco-Dent, P.O. Box 5285, Redwood City, CA 94063-3021 °415-364-6343
Eco Design Company, 1365 Rufina Cir., Santa Fe, NM 87501 °800-621-2591
Ecover Products, 1072 S.E. Bristol St., Suite 209, Santa Ana Heights, CA 92707 ° 714-556-3644
Edward & Sons Trading Co., P.O. Box 1326, Carpinteria, CA 93014 °805-684-8500
Elizabeth Grady Face First, 200 Boston Ave., Suite 3500, Medford, MA 02155 ° 800-FACIALS
Enfasi Hair Care, 927 McGarry St., Los Angeles, CA 90021 °213-488-0777
Epilady International, Inc., c/o Beauty Care of America, 39 Cindy La., Suite 300, Ocean, NJ 07712-7249 °800-879-LADY
*Essential Aromatics, 205 N. Signal St., Ojai, CA 93023 °805-640-1300
The Essential Oil Company, 1719 SE Umatilla St., Portland, Oregon 97202, 800-729-5912
*Essential Products of America, 8702 N. Mobley Rd., Odessa, FL 33556 ° 813-877-9698
Estée Lauder (Clinique, Origins), 767 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10153 ° 212-572-4200
Eucerin (Beiersdorf), BDF Plaza, 360 Martin Luther King Dr., Norwalk, CT 06856 °203-853-8008
European Gold, 33 S.E. 11th St., Grand Rapids, MN 55744 °800-946-5395
*EuroZen, 10 S. Franklin Tpk., #201, Ramsey, NJ 07446 °201-447-0961
Eva Jon Cosmetics, 1016 E. California St., Gainesville, TX 76240 °817-668-7707
Evans International, 14 E. 15th St., Richmond, VA 23224-0189 °800-368-3061
Every Body, Ltd. (Mountain Ocean), 1738 Pearl St., Boulder, CO 80302 ° 800-748-5675
The Face Food Shoppe, 21298 Pleasant Hill Rd.., Boonville, MO 65233 ° 800-882-6858
Facets/Crystalline Cosmetics, 8436 N. 80th Place, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 ° 602-991-1704
Farmavita USA (Chuckles, Inc.), P.O. Box 5126, Manchester, NH 03109 ° 800-221-3496
Faultless Starch (Bon Ami), 510 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO 64106-1209 °816-842-1230
Fernand Aubry, 14, rue Alexandre Parodi, 75010 Paris, France °1-42-05-8379
Finelle Cosmetics, 137 Marston St., Lawrence, MA 01841-2297 °800-733-9889
Fleabusters/Rx for Fleas, Inc., 6555 N.W. Ninth Ave., Suite 412, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 °800-666-3532
Flower Essences of Fox Mountain, P.O. Box 381, Worthington, MA 01098 °413-238-4291
Focus 21 International, 2755 Dos Aarons Way, Vista, CA 92803 °800-832-2887
Food Lion (house brand products only), P.O. Box 1330, Salisbury, NC 28145-1330 °704-633-8250
Forest Essentials, 2144 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404 °800-301-7767
*Forever New International, 4701 N. Fourth Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57104-0403 °800-456-0107
For Pet's Sake Enterprises, Inc., 3780 Eastway Rd., Suite 10A, S. Euclid, OH 44118 ° 800-285-0298
Fort Howard Corp., 1919 S. Broadway, P.O. Box 19130, Green Bay, WI 54307-9130 ° 414-435-8821
*IV Trail Products, P.O. Box 1033, Sykesville, MD 21784 °410-795-8989
Fragrance Impressions, Ltd., 116 Knowlton St., Bridgeport, CT 06608 °800-541-3204
Framesi, USA, Inc., 400 Chess St., Coraopolis, PA 15108 °800-321-9648
*Frank T. Ross (Nature Clean), 6550 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough, Ontario M1C 4A7 Canada °416-282-1107
Freeda Vitamins, Inc., 36 E. 41st St., New York, NY 10017 °800-777-3737
*Free Spirit Enterprises, P.O. Box 2638, Guerneville, CA 95446 °707-869-1942
Frontier Cooperative Herbs, 3021 78th St., P.O. Box 299, Norway, IA 52318 ° 800-669-3275
Fruit of the Earth, P.O. Box 152044, Irving, TX 75015-2044 °800-527-7731
Garden Botanika, 8624 154th Ave. N.E., Redmond, WA 98052 °(425) 881-9603
Garnier (L'Oreal), 575 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10017 °212-818-15001
Georgette Klinger, 501 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10022 °800-KLINGER
Gigi Laboratories, 2220 Gaspar Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90040 °213-728-2999
+ Gillette Company, Prudential Tower Building, Boston, MA 02199, (800) 872-7202 (+ moratorium on animal testing announced: 1999).
Giovanni Cosmetics, 5415 Tweedy Blvd., Southgate, CA 90280 °213-563-0355
Golden Pride/Rawleigh, 1501 Northpoint Pkwy., W. Palm Beach, FL 33407 ° 407-640-5700
Goldwell Cosmetics (USA), 981 Corporate Blvd., Linthicum, MD 21090 °800-288-9118
*Green Ban, P.O. Box 146, Norway, IA 52318 °319-446-7495
Green Earth Office Supply, P.O. Box 719, Redwood Estates, CA 95044 °800-327-8449
Greentree Laboratories, Inc., P.O. Box 425, Tustin, CA 92681 °714-546-9520
*Greenway Products, P.O. Box 183, Port Townsend, WA 98368 °800-966-1445
Gryphon Development (The Limited), 767 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10153 ° 212-582-1220
Gucci Parfums (Wella), 15 Executive Blvd., Orange, CT 06477 °800-243-5555
Halo Purely for Pets, 3438 E. Lake Rd., #14, Palm Harbor, FL 34685 °813-854-2214
Hard Candy, Inc., 110 N. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90211 °310-275-8099
*Hargen Distributing, Inc., 4015 N. 40th Place, Phoenix, AZ 85018 °602-381-0799
*Harvey Universal Environmental Products, 15948 Downey Ave., Paramount, CA 90723 °800-800-3330
HealthRite/Montana Naturals, 19994 Highway 93 N., Arlee, MT 59821; 406-726-3214
*Healthy Times, 461 Vernon Way, El Cajon, CA 92020 °619-593-2229
Helen Lee Skin Care & Cosmetics, 205 E. 60th St., New York, NY 10022 ° 800-288-1077
Henri Bendel (The Limited), 712 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10019 °212-247-1100
Herbalife, 9800 S. La Cienega Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90301, (310) 410-9600
Herbal Products & Development, Box 1084, Aptos, CA 95001 °408-688-8706
*The Herb Garden, P.O. Box 773-P, Pilot Mountain, NC 27041 °910-368-2723
*h.e.r.c. Consumer Products, Inc., 2538 N. Sandy Creek Dr., Westlake Village, CA 91361 °818-991-9985
Heritage Store, P.O. Box 444, Virginia Beach, VA 23458 °800-862-2923
Hewitt Soap Company, 333 Linden Ave., Dayton, OH 45403 °800-543-2245
Hobé Laboratories, Inc., 4032 E. Broadway, Phoenix, AZ 85040 °800-528-4482
Homebody (Perfumoils, Inc.), 143A Main St., Brattleboro, VT 05301 °802-254-6280
Home Health Products, P.O. Box 8425, Virginia Beach, VA 23450 °800-284-9123
*Home Service Products Co., P.O. Box 245, Pittstown, NJ 08867 °908-735-5988
House of Cheriss, 13475 Holiday Dr., Saratoga, CA 95070 °408-867-6795
H2O Plus, Inc., 845 W. Madison, Chicago, IL 60607 °800-242-BATH.
Huish Detergents, Inc., 3540 W. 1987 S., Salt Lake City, UT 84125 °800-776-6702
Ida Grae (Nature's Colors Cosmetics), 424 La Verne Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941 °415-388-6101
Il-Makiage, 107 E. 60th St., New York City, NY 10022 °800-722-1011
Ilona, 3201 E. Second Ave., Denver, CO 80206 °303-322-3000
Image Laboratories, 2340 Eastman Ave., Oxnard, CA 93030 °800-421-8528
i natural cosmetics (Cosmetic Source), 3202 Queens Blvd., Long Island City, NY 11101 °800-962-5387
*Innovative Formulations, Inc., 1810 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson, AZ 85713 °520-628-1553
*International Rotex, Box 20697, Reno, NV 89515 °800-648-1871
International Vitamin Corp., 209 40th St., Irvington, NJ 07111 °201-371-7300
InterNatural, P.O. Box 1008, Silver Lake, WI 53170 °800-548-3824
IQ Products Company, 16212 State Hwy. 249, Houston, TX 77086 °281-444-6454
Jacki's Magic Lotion, 258 A St., #7A, Ashland, OR 97520 °503-488-1388
Jafra Cosmetics, PO Box 5026, West Lake Village, CA 91359, (805) 449-3000
James Austin Company, Box 827, 115 Downieville Rd., Mars, PA 16046-0827 °800-245-1942
Jason Natural Cosmetics, 8468 Warner Dr., Culver City, CA 90232-2484 ° 800-527-6605
J.C. Garet, Inc., 2471 Coral St., Vista, CA 92083 °800-548-9770
Jeanne Rose Aromatherapy, 219 Carl St., San Francisco, CA 94117-3804 ° 415-564-6785
Jessica McClintock, Inc., 1400 16th St., San Francisco, CA 94103-5181 °800-333-5301
Jheri Redding (Conair), 1 Cummings Point Rd., Stamford, CT 06904 °800-7-CONAIR
Joe Blasco Cosmetics, 7340 Greenbriar Pkwy., Orlando, FL 32819 °800-553-1520
John Amico Expressive Hair Care, 4731 W. 136th St., Crestwood, IL 60445 ° 800-676-5264
*John Paul Mitchell Systems, 26455 Golden Valley Rd., Santa Clarita, CA 91350 °800-321-JPMS
*JOICO International, P.O. Box 42308, Los Angeles, CA 90042-0308 °800-44-JOICO
Jolen Creme Bleach, 25 Walls Dr., P.O. Box 458, Fairfield, CT 06430 °203-259-8779
*J.R. Liggett, Ltd., R.R. 2, Box 911, Cornish, NH 03745 °603-675-2055
Jurlique Cosmetics, 1000 Holcomb Woods Pkwy., Suite 318, Roswell, GA 30076 °800-854-1110
Katonah Scentral, 51 Katonah Ave., Katonah, NY 10536 °800-29-SCENT
K.B. Products, 20 N. Railroad Ave., San Mateo, CA 94401° 800-342-4321
*Ken Lange No-Thio Permanent Waves, 7112 N. 15th Place, Suite 1, Phoenix, AZ 85020 °800-486-3033
Kenra Laboratories, 6501 Julian Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46219 °800-428-8073
Kimberly Sayer, 125 W. 81st St., #2A, New York, NY 10024 °212-362-2907
Kleen Brite Laboratories, 200 State St., Brockport, NY 14420 °800-223-1473
KMS Research, 4712 Mountain Lakes Blvd., Redding, CA 96003 °800-DIAL-KMS
*KSA Jojoba, 19025 Parthenia St., #200, Northridge, CA 91324 °818-701-1534
La Costa Products, 2875 Loker Ave. E., Carlsbad, CA 92008 °800-LA-COSTA
*LaNatura, 425 N. Bedford Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210 °800-352-6288
Lancôme (Cosmair), 575 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10017 °212-818-15001, see L'Oreal company statement below.
Lander Company, Inc., 106 Grand Ave., Englewood, NJ 07631 °201-568-9700
*L'anza Research International, 935 W. Eighth St., Azusa, CA 91702 °800-423-0307
*Levlad/Nature's Gate, 9200 Mason Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311 °800-327-2012
Life Dynamics, Inc., 21640 N. 19th Ave., Suite C101, Phoenix, AZ 85027 ° 800-977-9664
*Life Tree Products (Sierra Dawn), P.O. Box 513, Graton, CA 95444 °707-588-0755
Lightning Products, 1900 Erie St., N. Kansas City, MO 64116 °816-221-3183
Lily of Colorado, P.O. Box 12471, Denver, CO 80212 °303-455-4194
Lime-O-Sol Company (The Works), P.O. Box 395, Ashley, IN 46705 °219-587-9151
Lissée Cosmetics, 927 McGarry St., Los Angeles, CA 90021 °213-488-0777
Liz Claiborne Cosmetics, Inc., 1441 Broadway, New York, NY 10018 °212-354-4900
*Lobob Laboratories, 1440 Atteberry La., San Jose, CA 95131-1410 °800-83-LOBOB
Logona USA, Inc., 554-E Riverside Dr., Asheville, NC 28801 °704-252-1420
Lotus Light, 1100 Lotus Dr., Silver Lake, WI 53170 °800-548-3824
Louise Bianco Skin Care, Inc., 13655 Chandler Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91401 °800-782-3067
M.A.C. Cosmetics, 100 Alden Rd., Markham, Ontario L3R 4C1 Canada °800-387-6707
Magick Botanicals, 3412 W. MacArthur Blvd., #K, Santa Ana, CA 92704 ° 800-237-0674
Mallory Pet Supplies, 118 Atrisco Dr. S.W., Albuquerque, NM 87105 °800-824-4464
*Marcal Paper Mills, Inc., 1 Market St., Elmwood Park, NY 07407 °201-796-4000
Marché Image Corp., Box 1010, Bronxville, NY 10708 °800-753-9980
Marilyn Miglin Institute, 112 E. Oak St., Chicago, IL 60611 °800-662-1120
*Martin Von Myering, 422 Jay St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212 °412-766-3186
+ Mary Kay Cosmetics, Inc., 16251 Dallas Pkwy., Dallas, TX 75248-2696, (800) MARYKAY (+ MORATORIUM on animal testing: 1989; PERMANENT ban on animal testing: 1999.)
*Masada, P.O. Box 4767, N. Hollywood, CA 91617-0767 °800-368-8811
Mastey de Paris, Inc., 25413 Rye Canyon Rd., Valencia, CA 91355 °800-6-MASTEY
Mehron, Inc., 100 Red Schoolhouse Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 °800-332-9955
*Mére Cie, Inc., 1100 Soscol Ferry Rd., #3, Napa, CA 94558 °800-832-4544
Merle Norman Cosmetics, 9130 Bellanca Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045 °213-641-3000
Michael's Health Products, 6820 Alamo Downs Pkwy., San Antonio, TX 78238 °800-525-9643
Michelle Lazar Cosmetics, Inc., 755 S. Lugo Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92408 °800-676-8008
*Micro Balanced Products, 25 Aladdin Ave., Dumont, NJ 07628 °800-626-7888
Mira Linder Spa in the City, 29935 Northwestern Hwy., Southfield, MI 48034 °800-321-8860
Miss Rona's Lavendar, P.O. Box 1620, Santa Ynez, CA 93460, 805-688-8887, info.missronaslavender.com (Visit Rona Barrett's Web site and learn more about her non-profit organization dedicated to helping seniors in need!)
Montagne Jeunesse, The Old Grain Store, 4 Denne Rd., Horsham, W. Sussex RH12 1JE England °1403-272 737
Monteil Paris, 745 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10151 °212-593-7400
*Mother's Little Miracle, 930 Indian Peak Rd., Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274 °310-544-7125
Mountain Ocean (Every Body Ltd.), 5150 Valmont Rd., Boulder, CO 80306 ° 303-444-2781
Mr. Christal's, 1100 Glendon Ave., Suite 1250, Los Angeles, CA 90024 °800-426-0108
Nadina's Cremes, 3600 Clipper Mill, Suite 140, Baltimore, MD 21211 °800-722-4292
*Nala Barry Labs, P.O. Box 151, Palm Desert, CA 92261 °800-397-4174
Narwhale of High Tor, Ltd., 591 S. Mountain Rd., New City, NY 10956 ° 800-354-2407
*Natracare, 191 University Blvd., Suite 129, Denver, CO 80206 °303-320-1510
Naturade Cosmetics, 7110 E. Jackson St., Paramount, CA 90723 °800-421-1830
Natural Animal Health Products, Inc., 7000 U.S. 1 N., St. Augustine, FL 32095 °800-274-7387
*Natural Bodycare, Inc., 355 N. Lantana St., Camarillo, CA 93010 °805-445-9237
Natural Chemistry, Inc., 244 Elm St., New Canaan, CT 06840 °800-753-1233
*Naturally Free, The Herbal Alternative, R.R. 1, Box 4753, Charlotte, VT 05445 °802-985-5601
*Naturally Yours, Alex, P.O. Box 3398, Holiday, FL 34690-0398 °813-443-7479
*Natural Products Co., 7782 Newburg Rd., Newburg, PA 17240-9601 °800-323-0418
*Natural Research People, Inc., South Route, Box 12, Lavina, MT 59046 ° 406-575-4343
*Natural Science, 41 Madison Ave., 4th Fl., New York, NY 10010 °888-EARTHSAFE
Natural (Surrey), 13110 Trails End Rd., Leander, TX 78641 °512-267-7172
*Natural Therapeutics Centre, 2500 Side Cove, Austin, TX 78704 °512-444-2862
Natural Touch, P.O. Box 2894, Kirkland, WA 98083-2894 °206-820-2788
Natural World, Inc., 7373 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite A-280, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 ° 602-905-1110
*Nature de France, 100 Rose Ave., Hempstead, NY 11550 °800-645-3752
Nature's Acres, 8984 E. Weinke Rd., New Freedom, WI 53951 °608-522-4492
*Nature's Best (Natural Research People), South Route, Box 12, Lavina, MT 59046 ° 406-575-4343
*Nature's Country Pet, 1765 Garnet Ave., Suite 12, San Diego, CA 92109 ° 888-576-PAWS
Nature's Plus, 548 Broadhollow Rd., Melville, NY 11747-3708 °800-645-9500
Nectarine, 1200 Fifth St., Berkeley, CA 94710 °510-528-0162
Nemesis, Inc., 4525 Hiawatha Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55406 °800-340-4898
*Neocare Labs, 3333 W. Pacific Coast Hwy., 4th Fl., Newport Beach, CA 92663 ° 800-982-4NEO
*New Age Products, 16200 N. Highway 101, Willits, CA 95490-9710 °707-459-5969
*Neway, Little Harbor, Marblehead, MA 01945 °617-631-9400
Neways, Inc., 150 E. 400 N., Salem, UT 84653 °800-998-7233
*New Chapter Extracts, Inc., 99 Main St., Brattleboro, VT 05301; 800-543-7279
*Nirvana, P.O. Box 18413, Minneapolis, MN 55418 °800-432-2919
Nivea (Beiersdorf), BDF Plaza, 360 Martin Luther King Dr., Norwalk, CT 06856 ° 203-853-8008
No Common Scents, King's Yard, 220 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs, OH 45387 ° 800-686-0012
Nordstrom Cosmetics, 865 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94103 °800-7-BEAUTY
*Norelco, 1010 Washington Blvd., Stamford, CT 06912-0015 °203-973-0200
North Country Soap, 7888 County Rd., #6, Maple Plain, MN 55359 °800-667-1202
N/R Laboratories, Inc., 900 E. Franklin St., Centerville, OH 45459 °800-223-9348
NuSkin International, One NuSkin Plaza, 75 W. Center, Provo, UT 84601 °800-366-6875
NutriBiotic, 865 Parallel Dr., Lakeport, CA 95453 °800-225-4345
*Nutri-Cell, Inc., 1038 N. Tustin, Suite 309, Orange, CA 92667-5958 °714-953-8307
Nutri-Metics International USA, Inc., 12723 E. 166th St., Cerritos, CA 90703 °310-882-0411
Nutrina Company, Inc., 1117 Foothill Blvd., La Canada, CA 91011 °800-523-8899
*Oasis Biocompatible, 1020 Veronica Springs Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93105 ° 805-682-3449
*Oil of Orchid, P.O. Box 1040, Guerneville, CA 95446 °707-869-0761
*Oliva Ltd., P.O. Box 4387, Reading, PA 19606 °610-779-7854
OPI Products, 13034 Saticoy St., N. Hollywood, CA 91605 °800-341-9999
+ Oral-B (Gillette Company) (+ moratorium on animal testing),
1 Lagoon Dr., Redwood City, CA 94065-1561, 415-598-5000
*Orange-Mate, P.O. Box 883, Waldport, OR 97394 °800-626-8685
Organic Moods (KMS Research), 4712 Mountain Lakes Blvd., Redding, CA 96003 °800-DIAL-KMS
Oriflame Corp., 76 Treble Cove Rd., N. Billerica, MA 01862 °800-959-0699
Origins Natural Resources (Est?e Lauder), 767 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10153 °212-572-4100
Orjene Natural Cosmetics, 5-43 48th Ave., Long Island City, NY 11101 ° 800-886-7536
Orlane, 555 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10022 °800-535-3628
Orly International, 9309 Deering Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311 °800-275-1111
Otto Basics-Beauty 2 Go!, P.O. Box 9023, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 ° 800-598-OTTO
*Oxyfresh Worldwide, Inc., 1301 West Lakewood Drive, Third Floor, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814 ° (208) 292-1200
*Pacific Scents, Inc., P.O. Box 8205, Calabasas, CA 91375-8205 °800-554-7236
*Pangea, 7829 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814 °301-652-3181
+ Parker Pens (Gillette Company) (+ moratorium on animal testing),
P.O. Box 5100, Janesville, WI 53547-5100, 608-755-7000, firstname.lastname@example.org
Parfums Houbigant Paris (Alyssa Ashley), 1135 Pleasant View Terr. W., Ridgefield, NJ 07657 °201-941-3400
*Park-Rand Products Company, P.O. Box 1111, Los Angeles, CA 90028-1111 ° 818-362-6218
*Parlux Fragrances, Inc. (Perry Ellis, Todd Oldham), 3725 S.W. 30th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312 °800-727-5895
Pathmark Stores, Inc. (house brand products only), 301 Blair Rd., Woodbridge, NJ 07095 °908-499-3000
Patricia Allison Natural Beauty, 4470 Monahan Rd., La Mesa, CA 91941 °800-858-8742
*Paul Mazzotta, Inc., P.O. Box 96, Reading, PA 19607 °800-562-1357
Paul Penders USA, 1340 Commerce St., Petaluma, CA 94954 °800-440-7285
The Peaceable Kingdom, 1902 W. Sixth St., Wilmington, DE 19805 °302-429-8687
Perfect Balance Cosmetics, Inc., 2 Ridgewood Rd., Malvern, PA 19355-9629 °610-647-7780
The Pet Connection, P.O. Box 391806, Mountain View, CA 94039 °415-949-1190
PetGuard, Inc., 165 Industrial Loop S., Unit 5, Orange Park, FL 32073 °800-874-3221
*Pets 'N People, 930 Indian Peak Rd., Suite 215, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274 °310-544-7125
Pharmagel Corporation, P.O. Box 50531, Santa Barbara, CA 93150 °800-882-4889
Physicians Formula Cosmetics (Pierre Fabre), 1055 W. Eighth St., Azusa, CA 91702, 818-334-3395
*Pilot Corporation of America, 60 Commerce Dr., Trumbull, CT 06611 ° 203-377-8800
*Planet, Inc., 10114 McDonald Park Rd., C-16, R.R. 3, Sidney, B.C. V8L 3X9 Canada °604-656-9436
PlantEssence, P.O. Box 14743, Portland, OR 97293-0743 °800-752-6898
Potions & Lotions/Body & Soul, 10201 N. 21st Ave., #8, Phoenix, AZ 85021 ° 800-456-3765
Prescriptions Plus, 25028 Kearney Ave., Valencia, CA 91355 °800-877-4849
Prescriptives, 767 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10153 °212-572-4400
Prestige Cosmetics, 1330 W. Newport Center Dr., Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 ° 800-722-7488
Prestige Fragrances, 625 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10022 °212-572-5000
Princess Marcella Borghese Company, 767 Fifth Ave., 49th Fl., New York, NY 10153-0002 °212-572-3100
The Principal Secret, 41-550 Ecclectic St., Suite 200, Palm Desert, CA 92260 ° 800-545-5595
Professional Choice Hair Care, 2937 S. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90058 °800-326-3974
*Professional Pet Products, 1873 N.W. 97th Ave., Miami, FL 33172 °800-432-5349
Pro-Ma Systems, 477 Commerce Way, #113, Longwood, FL 32750 °407-331-1133
Pro-Tec Pet Health, 2395-A Monument Blvd., Concord, CA 94520 °800-44-FLEAS
P.S.I. Industries, 1619 Shenandoah Ave., Roanoke, VA 24017 °703-345-5013
*Pulse Products, 2021 Ocean Ave., #105, Santa Monica, CA 90405 °310-392-0991
*Pure & Basic Products, 20600 Belshaw Ave., Carson, CA 90746 °800-432-3787
*Pure Touch Therapeutic Body Care, P.O. Box 1281, Nevada City, CA 95959 °888-484-3868
*Quan Yin Essentials, P.O. Box 2092, Healdsburg, CA 95448 °707-431-0529
Rachel Perry, 9111 Mason Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311 °800-624-7001
Ralph Lauren Fragrances (Cosmair), 575 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10017 °212-818-15001
*Real Animal Friends, 101 Albany Ave., Freeport, NY 11520 °516-223-7600
Redken Laboratories (Cosmair), 575 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10017 ° 800-423-53691
Redmond Products, Inc. (Aussie), 18930 W. 78th St., Chanhassen, MN 55317 °800-328-0159
*Rely Enterprises Corp., 7 Stonebridge Ct., Manalapan, NJ 07726 °908-780-1378
Reviva Labs, 705 Hopkins Rd., Haddonfield, NJ 08033 °800-257-7774
Revlon (Almay, Jean Naté), 625 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10022 °212-572-5000
*Royal Laboratories, 2849 Dundee Rd., Suite 112, Northbrook, IL 60062 ° 800-876-9253
*Royal Labs Natural Cosmetics, Box 22434, Charleston, SC 29413 °800-203-5151
Rusk, Inc., 1 Cummings Point Rd., Stamford, CT 06904 °800-829-7875
Safeway, Inc. (house brand products only), Fourth & Jackson Sts., Oakland, CA 94660 °510-891-3000
*Sagami, Inc., 825 N. Cass Ave., Suite 101, Westmont, IL 60559 °708-789-9999
Sanford Corp. (Berol, Eberhard Faber), 2711 Washington Blvd., Bellwood, IL 60104 °800-323-0749
San Francisco Soap Company, 1129 Industrial Ave., Suite 200, Petaluma, CA 94975-0428 °707-769-5120
*Santa Fe Botanical Fragrances, Inc., P.O. Box 282, Santa Fe, NM 87504 ° 505-473-1717
*Santa Fe Soap Company, 369 Montezuma, #167, Santa Fe, NM 87501 °505-757-6764
Schiff Products, Inc., 1911 S. 3850 W., Salt Lake City, UT 84104 °801-972-0300
Scruples Inc., 8231 214th St., W. Lakeville, MN 55044 °612-469-4646
Sea-renity, c/o Israeli Business Centers, Tel-Aviv Hilton, Independence Park, Tel-Aviv, 63405 Israel °972-3-520-22
Sebastian International (Wella), 6109 DeSoto Ave., Woodland Hills, CA 91367 ° 800-829-7322
*SerVaas Laboratories, P.O. Box 7008, 1200 Waterway Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46207 ° 800-433-5818
Shadow Lake, Inc., P.O. Box 2597, Danbury, CT 06813-2597 °800-343-6588
*The Shahin Soap Co., 427 Van Dyke Ave., Haledon, NJ 07508 °201-790-4296
Shaklee Corporation, 444 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94111, (800) SHAKLEE, (415) 954-3000
Shené Cosmetics, 22761 Pacific Coast Hwy., Suite 264, Malibu, CA 90265 ° 800-315-1967
Shikai (Trans-India Products), P.O. Box 2866, Santa Rosa, CA 95405 °800-448-0298
Shirley Price Aromatherapy, P.O. Box 65, Pineville, PA 18946 °215-598-3802
Shivani Ayurvedic Cosmetics, P.O. Box 377, Lancaster, MA 01523 °800-237-8221
Simmons Natural Bodycare , 42295 Hwy. 36, Bridgeville, CA 95526, (707) 777 1920, email@example.com
*Simplers Botanical Co., P.O. Box 39, Forestville, CA 95436 °800-6-JASMIN
Simple Wisdom, 775 S. Graham, Memphis, TN 38111 °800-370-6550
Sinclair & Valentine, 480 Airport Blvd., Watsonville, CA 95076-2056 °408-722-9526
*Sirena (Tropical Soap Co.), P.O. Box 112220, Dallas, TX 75011 °800-527-2368
Smith & Vandiver, Inc., 480 Airport Blvd., Watsonville, CA 95076-2056 ° 408-722-9526
SoapBerry Shop Company, 50 Galaxy Blvd., Unit 12, Rexdale, Ontario M9W 4Y5 Canada °416-213-0802
SoapWorks, 15011 Wicks Blvd., San Leandro, California USA 94577 °1-800-699-9917
Sojourner Farms Natural Pet Products, 11355 Excelsior Blvd., Hopkins, MN 55343 ° 888-867-6567
Solgar Vitamin Co., 500 Willow Tree Rd., Leonia, NJ 07605 °201-944-2311
Sombra Cosmetics, 5600 G McLeod N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87109 °800-225-3963
Song of Life, Inc., 152 Fayette St., Buckhannon, WV 26201 °304-472-6114
SoRik International, 278 Taileyand Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32202 °800-940-HAIR
Soya System, Inc., 1572 Page Industrial Dr., St. Louis, MO 63132 °314-428-0004
Spa Natural Beauty, 1201 16th St., #212, Denver, CO 80202 °800-598-3878
*The Spanish Bath, P.O. Box 750428, Petaluma, CA 94975-0428 °707-769-5120
St. Ives Laboratories, 2525 Armitage Ave., Melrose Park, IL 60160, (708) 450-3000
Staedtler, Ltd., Cowbridge Rd., Pontyclym, Mid Glamorgan, Wales °0448-237421
Stanhome Inc., 50 Payson Ave., Easthampton, MA 01027-2262 °413-527-4001
*Stature Field Corp., 1143 Rockingham Dr., Suite 106, Richardson, TX 75080 °800-348-3600
Steps in Health, P.O. Box 1409, Lake Grove, NY 11755 °800-471-8343
*Stevens Research Salon Products, 19417 63rd Ave. N.E., Arlington, WA 98223 °800-262-3344
Studio Magic, 20135 Cypress Creek Dr., Alva, FL 33920-3305 °800-749-5002
Sukesha (Chuckles, Inc.), P.O. Box 5126, Manchester, NH 03108 °800-221-3496
*Sumeru, P.O. Box 2110, Freedom, CA 95019 °800-478-6378
* SunFeather Herbal Soap Co., 1551 Hwy. 72, Potsdam, NY 13676 °800-771-7627
Sunrider International, 1625 Abalone Ave., Torrance, CA 90501 °310-781-3808
Sunrise Lane Products, 780 Greenwich St., Dept. PT, New York, NY 10014 ° 212-242-7014
Sunshine Makers (Simple Green), P.O. Box 2708, Huntington Beach, CA 92649, 714-840-1319, 800-228-0709
*Sunshine Natural Products, Route 5P, Renick, WV 24966 °304-497-3163
*Sunshine Products Group, 2545-D Prairie Rd., Eugene, OR 97402 °800-285-6457
Supreme Beauty Products Co., 820 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL 60605 °800-272-6602
Surrey, Inc., 13110 Trails End Rd., Leander, TX 78641 °512-267-7172
Tammy Taylor Nails, 18007E Skypark Cir., Irvine, CA 92714 °800-748-6665
Taut by Leonard Engelman, 9428 Eton, #M, Chatsworth, CA 91311 °800-438-8288
Terra Nova, 1200 Fifth St., Berkeley, CA 94710 °510-528-0666
Terressentials, 2650 Old National Pike, Middletown, MD 21769-8817 °301-371-7333
Thursday Plantation Party, Ltd., 330 E. Carrillo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ° 800-848-8966
*Tisserand Aromatherapy, P.O. Box 750428, Petaluma, CA 94975-0428 ° 707-769-5120
Tom's of Maine , 302 Lafayette Center, Box 710, Kennebunk, ME 04043 °800-367-8667, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tova Corporation, 192 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210 °310-246-0218
Trader Joe's Company, P.O. Box 3270, 538 Mission St., S. Pasadena, CA 91030 ° 818-441-1177
Travel Mates America, 1760 Lakeview Rd., Cleveland, OH 44112 °216-231-4102
Tressa, Inc., P.O. Box 75320, Cincinnati, OH 45275 °800-879-8737
TRI Hair Care Products, 1850 Redondo Ave., Long Beach, CA 90804 °800-458-8874
Trophy Animal Health Care, 2796 Helen St., Pensacola, FL 32504 °800-336-7087
*Tropical Botanicals, Inc., P.O. Box 1354, 15920 Via del Alba, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 °800-777-1428
*Tropix Suncare Products, 217 S. Seventh St., Suite 104, Brainerd, MN 56401 °800-421-7314
Truly Moist (Desert Naturels), 74-940 Hwy. 111, Suite 437, Indian Wells, CA 92201 °800-243-4435
Tyra Skin Care, 9019 Oso Ave., Suite A, Chatsworth, CA 91311 °818-407-1274
*The Ultimate Life, P.O. Box 31154, Santa Barbara, CA 93130 °800-THE-MEAL
Ultima II (Revlon), 625 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10022 °212-572-5000
*Ultra Glow Cosmetics, P.O. Box 1469, Station A, Vancouver, B.C. V6C 2P7 Canada ° 604-939-3329
Upper Canada Soap & Candle Makers, 1510 Caterpillar Rd., Mississauga L4X 2W9 Canada °905-897-1710
*USA King's Crossing, Inc., P.O. Box 832074, Richardson, TX 75083 °972-680-9663
*U.S. Sales Service (Crystal Orchid), 1414 E. Libra Dr., Tempe, AZ 85283 ° 800-487-2633
Vapor Products, P.O. Box 568395, Orlando, FL 32856-8395 °800-621-2943
*Vegelatum, P.O. Box 51867, Bowling Green, KY 42101 °502-843-3178
*Veterinarian's Best, P.O. Box 4459, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 °800-866-PETS
Victoria's Secret (a brand of Intimate Brands), 4 Limited Pkwy., Reynoldsburg, OH 43068 ° 614-577-7111
Virginia Soap, Ltd., Group 60, Box 20, R.R. 1, Anola, Manitoba R0E 0A0 Canada ° 204-866-3788
Wachters' Organic Sea Products, 360 Shaw Rd., S. San Francisco, CA 94080 ° 800-682-7100
*Wala-Heilmittel, P.O. Box 407, Wyoming, RI 02898 °401-539-7037
*Warm Earth Cosmetics, 1155 Stanley Ave., Chico, CA 95928-6944 °916-895-0455
*The WARM Store, 31 Mill Hill Rd., Woodstock, NY 12498 °914-679-4242
Wellington Laboratories, 2488 Townsgate Rd., Unit C, Westlake Village, CA 91361 ° 800-835-8118
*Whip-It Products, Inc., P.O. Box 30128, Pensacola, FL 32503 °800-582-0398
Wind River Herbs, P.O. Box 3876, Jackson, WY 83001 °307-733-6731, email@example.com
Wisdom Toothbrush Co., 151 Pfingsten Rd., Deerfield, IL 60015 °800-628-4798
WiseWays Herbals, Singing Brook Farm, 99 Harvey Rd., Worthington, MA 01098 ° 413-238-4268
Womankind, P.O. Box 1775, Sebastopol, CA 95473 °707-522-8662
Woods of Windsor, Ltd., 125 Mineola Ave., Suite 304, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577 ° 800-969-SCENT
Wysong, 1880 N. Eastman Rd., Midland, MI 48642-7779 °800-748-0188
Yves Rocher, Inc., 491 John Young Way, #300, Exton, PA 19341-2548, (800) 321-YVES
Zia Cosmetics , 410 Townsend St., 2nd Fl., San Francisco, CA 94107-1524 ° 800-334-7546
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