I have been rather wishy-washy about my choices and decisions but I have known one thing about myself for a long time now and that was that I cared about animal welfare. Honestly, I may have been more adamant about making better decisions as a child but with puberty and wanting to fit in, a lot changed. I’m finally taking the path I have headed towards time and time again. I want to protect animals from unnecessary cruelty that they face in labs in the name of beauty.
It is going to be a long time before I can claim to be only using cruelty-free products because I have a truckload of not so kind products to get through. As a broke college student, I cannot afford to replace all my skincare items stat in the name of a good cause but this is going to be an ongoing process.
In a perfect world, we would not test on animals and torture to further in scientific research but that will simply not be the case ever. We, humans, are the most entitled and self-centered species ever. However, I don’t see the need to experiment on animals for the sake of beauty and makeup. Medical research to cure the next pandemic is justified to me but for makeup, it just seems like unnecessary suffering.
Do you have an opinion on the matter? I’d love to hear from you guys.