09-20-2012, 06:06 PM
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  • daccpa
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Was browsing through a vendor website drooling at the soaps and came across a puzzling disclaimer in the listing.

Here is the listing :


Institut Karite Extra Gentle Shaving soap lets you rediscover the pleasure of traditional shaving. It has been triple milled and specially formulated to give you the smoothest shaving experience. This has not been tested on animals. Made in France.


My questions is "Does anyone actually test shaving soap on animals?"

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 09-20-2012, 06:08 PM
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The serious answer is YES! You would be surprised how many cosmetics are tested on animals. This does not, of course, mean what is implied in the picture above Biggrin

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 09-20-2012, 07:05 PM
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Only the largest of cosmetics companies would do that. Small batch manufacturers don't have the labs.

I'm not even sure if any of the shave soap manufacturers has that sort of clout.

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 09-20-2012, 07:27 PM
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(09-20-2012, 07:05 PM)asharperrazor Wrote: Only the largest of cosmetics companies would do that. Small batch manufacturers don't have the labs.

I'm not even sure if any of the shave soap manufacturers has that sort of clout.

I thought they test on mutts, not Labs? Tongue
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hopefully none of the items we are using are tested on animals, like you said, many are small shops and not about to test on the family pet.

my dog likes to smell the badger brushes, but that's about as close as she gets to my stuff.

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 09-20-2012, 07:34 PM
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(09-20-2012, 07:27 PM)Bruce Wrote: my dog likes to smell the badger brushes, but that's about as close as she gets to my stuff.

The stinky new badger or the clean soaped up badger?

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 09-20-2012, 07:42 PM
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Mine is trying to lick my face after I shave as though I used steaks as aftershave Biggrin

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 09-20-2012, 07:44 PM
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The only animal testing I've done on my dog was letting her smell the veg. She turned around and licked her hindquarters. I guess to get the smell out of her nose

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 09-20-2012, 07:59 PM
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(09-20-2012, 07:34 PM)asharperrazor Wrote:
(09-20-2012, 07:27 PM)Bruce Wrote: my dog likes to smell the badger brushes, but that's about as close as she gets to my stuff.

The stinky new badger or the clean soaped up badger?

stinky new ones. dogs love (at least mine) the smell of a new brush.

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 09-20-2012, 08:25 PM
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Must remember to keep the brushes boxed up when dog sitting for my neighbor. Confused

Can't be having dogs rifle through the merchandise.

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 09-20-2012, 08:48 PM
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I can post this now...

A friend of mine accuses me (in gest) of being Dr. Mengele. I didn't test on animals, just humans. Of course I was my first test human, but I was on solid ground. But he does make a point with his humor.

I agree, animal testing is only for companies with deep pockets. I can't imagine the expense required to save humans from the testing.

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 09-20-2012, 09:47 PM
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Yeah.... humans are the first to be tested on when funds are short....

BiggrinBiggrinBiggrin

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 09-21-2012, 12:06 PM
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(09-20-2012, 07:27 PM)Bruce Wrote: my dog likes to smell the badger brushes, but that's about as close as she gets to my stuff.

My dog smells every brush that enters this house. They apparently have to get his approval to be used.

It's funny because you can definitely tell which he likes and which bother him. He's purely a smeller, though on one occasion, one brush made him act funny and he looked like he was going to nip at it. I don't blame him, the brush was quite controversial. I didn't even like it, until it got broken in. Wink He's a good judge of brush character apparently.

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 09-21-2012, 03:08 PM
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I don't see the need to test soap or cosmetics on animals. If an ingredient is considered dangerous in any way, just don't use it. Many of the best soaps are simple with no animal ingredients or dicey chemicals. Just saying… Shy

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 09-21-2012, 03:13 PM
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I agree Mat.

Edit: Well, when brevity is applied meaning can go in a direction not intended. I meant using safe ingredients, nothing more. I said as much in my first post.

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 09-21-2012, 04:02 PM
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Gentlemen, this is not an appropriate forum for expressing opinions about the pros and cons of animal testing or about animal rights. If you feel the need to express your thoughts about those issues, please find one of the many other sites where you can do so.

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 10-31-2012, 08:34 AM
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(09-20-2012, 07:42 PM)beartrap Wrote: Mine is trying to lick my face after I shave as though I used steaks as aftershave Biggrin

I doubt it, they are just trying to make the animal rights people happy, soon they will come after your badger brushes!!

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