Irish Spring is not cruelty-free

Irish Spring is not cruelty-free

Irish Spring is not cruelty-free. They may test on animals, either themselves, through their suppliers, or through a third party. Brands who fall under this category could also be funding animal testing by selling products in mainland China, where it's required by law.

Parent company:

Colgate-Palmolive

“Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about the use of animals in product safety testing. Colgate-Palmolive has a longstanding worldwide policy to minimize and to ultimately eliminate animal testing for all consumer products.

Central to this commitment are our 30-year long efforts to encourage the development of alternatives that are scientifically valid and can be accepted by safety regulators.  We are leaders in promoting, encouraging and participating in the development, validation and acceptance of alternative non-animal testing methods worldwide, investing over a million dollars annually on research with non-animal alternatives. We work closely with worldwide regulatory agencies to examine how non-animal tests can be incorporated into their safety requirements for consumer products.

Because of our commitment to conduct as few tests on animals as possible and our transparent efforts to diligently advocate to eliminate the tests still required by the government, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has recognized Colgate-Palmolive as a company “Working for Regulatory Change.”  You can read more about this here:  http://www.mediapeta.com/peta/PDF/companies-working-for-regulatory-change.pdf

We also continue our commitment to finding and using alternative methods through support and involvement with the European Partnership for Alternative to Animals (EPAA) and the Institute for In Vitro Science (IIVS).  Additionally, we support the Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT).  Colgate actively shares its work to reduce animal use and develop alternatives, so that this information can help others in their search for ways to minimize animal use.

Globally there are circumstances when regulatory agencies require animal testing. In such limited instances, the tests are conducted only at contract testing facilities that meet both government standards and the more rigorous requirements established by Colgate with input from animal welfare groups.”

Is Irish Spring owned by a parent company that tests on animals?

Irish Spring is owned by Colgate-Palmolive, a company that tests on animals. Not only is Irish Spring not cruelty-free but neither is their parent company.

Is Irish Spring certified cruelty-free by any organizations?

No, Irish Spring is not certified by any organizations.

Is Irish Spring vegan?

Irish Spring might offer some vegan products, however because this company is not cruelty-free, we recommend avoiding any products they offer even if they are vegan.

How do you determine that brands like Irish Spring are not cruelty-free?

Most brands don't publicly display their full animal testing policies. We contact brands directly with our questions in order to get their complete policy. If any brand states that they, their suppliers, or any third party test on animals, the brand is listed as "not cruelty-free."

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