Irish Spring is NOT cruelty-free.
This means that this brand tests on animals or finances animal testing. Some brands that fall under this category test on animals where required by law, which means they're not cruelty-free.
Irish Spring is owned by Colgate-Palmolive, a company that tests on animals.
“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.”
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Suzana Rose is the founder and editor-in-chief of Cruelty-Free Kitty. She loves using her creative energy to run her ethical businesses, and when she’s not working, you can find her thrifting cute clothes, listening to podcasts, or rewatching her favorite episodes of The Office.