Join the Worldwide Vegan Chalk Bomb!!!

This weekend, help share inspiring and informative quotes around your city/town!

Worldwide Vegan Chalk Bomb is a fun way to spark the curiosity of others in a positive and non-confrontational way. Check out the Facebook event, here.

You may have an event happening in your area, but you don’t need to have an official event to participate! Just grab some chalk and get to work!

Take pictures of your chalk-activism and share to your socials using #veganchalkbomb

I will be posting my work on Instagram @VeganTreasureHunter tomorrow!!!!

ATZEN Skin Care 

Company: ATZEN Skin Care

“ATZEN offers the ideal combination of safe, natural, and high performance ingredients. Our products will transform skin conditions to bring balance, health and radiance to your face and body while slowing the aging process, controlling acne conditions, and repairing sun damaged skin. ATZEN products are user friendly, gender neutral, most have no fragrance, and take just minutes to use morning and night.”

Products: 

BALANCE Gentle Exfoliating Scrub (50 ml/1.7 oz – $50.00 USD)

Review:

This BALANCE Gentle Exfoliating Scrub is fragrance-free and contains smooth jojoba eco-beads for gentle exfoliation. Some of the natural ingredients include Kaolin, Organic Olive, Organic Sunflower, and Organic Green Tea Extract. When massaged into the skin, this product leaves your face feeling fresh, clean, and smooth without feeling dry or irritated. With just a few uses, it has improved the tone and texture of my skin. This product is Step 1 of ATZEN Skin Care’s  “Balance: Age Reverse Safely” Spa Facial System, which makes sense since it removes all dead skin cells, oil, make up, and debris, making the skin ready to absorb additional products.

The Bottom Line

This product is pricey but it is made of high-quality organic ingredients and it gets the job done. The tone and texture of my skin have improved, and I would definitely be interested in trying Step 2 of this skin care system. I appreciate the fact that eco-beads are used instead of plastic. More companies need to make this switch! If you aren’t familiar with the detrimental effects of microbeads on environment/oceans, please look into it! It’s shocking! Have you tried any products from ATZEN Skin Care? If so, I recommend that you give them a try! Let me know how you like them!

Thank you, ATZEN Skin Care, for sending me this product to review!


The Humane Cosmetics Act Re-Introduced to End Animal Testing In the U.S. – WorldAnimalNews.com

PLEASE sign the Care 2 Petition to support The Humane Cosmetics Act! Speak up for animals!

– Article from WorldAnimalNews.com

Representative Martha McSally (R-AZ) was joined by Representative Don Beyer (D-VA) earlier this week to re-introduce legislation designed to phase out and ultimately end the practice of testing the safety of cosmetics on animals in the United States.

The Humane Cosmetics Act would prohibit the selling or transporting of any cosmetics in interstate commerce if any component of the final product was developed or manufactured using animal testing, explained a Press Release that was issued on June 6th.

Care 2 is among those leading the charge for this bill, which unfortunately did not pass out of committee in the 113th and 114th Congress, to gain momentum in the 115th Congress.
The organization further explained that despite the fact that animal testing is not required by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the Product Safety Commission in the United States, many companies continue this inhuman and unnecessary practice.

More concerning, Care 2 stated that some products that are labeled as “not tested on animals” or “cruelty-free” may, at the ingredient level or at certain stages of development, have been tested on animals by other companies; making it even more confusing and frustrating for people who are trying to make compassionate choices.

While the exact number of animals who have been subjected to this abhorrent treatment is unknown because the Animal Welfare Act does not require that all laboratory animals used in the U.S. be reported, it is sadly estimated to be in the millions.

PETA

“The cruelty animals are subjected to during cosmetics testing is unacceptable; from lethal dose tests to irritation and force-feeding tests. Not only are these tests inhumane, but modern technology makes them unnecessary and overly expensive,” said Representative McSally. “The cosmetics industry is already using alternative cutting edge testing methods that are safer, cheaper, and don’t hurt animals. It’s time the United States join the ranks of over 30 other countries in the developed world to stand against this vile practice. The inhumane treatment of animals serves no place in our society.”

The European Union, Israel, Norway, Switzerland, and India are among the countries that have already implemented bans on animal testing and the sale of animal-tested cosmetics.

“Congress should permanently end the painful and unnecessary process of testing cosmetics on animals in this country,” stated Representative Beyer. “The cosmetics industry already has safer, more cost effective methods of testing that do not harm animals. American companies face no economic risk from this legislation, which would also show moral leadership.”

Currently, according to the release, 700 cosmetic brands in North America abstain from testing products or ingredients on animals, and instead use other affordable, proven methods of testing and innovate with thousands of ingredients already proven safe for human use.

The legislation has been endorsed by 195 companies in the cosmetic industry, and the Humane Cosmetics Act is supported strongly by Republican and Democrat co-sponsors.
TAKE ACTION!

Please show your support by signing and sharing the Care 2 petition urging Congress to pass the Humane Cosmetics Act.

To find cruelty-free personal care products and cosmetics that have been certified by the Leaping Bunny program, visit Cruelty Free International.

To donate directly to the non-profit organization’s efforts to end animal experiments worldwide please click Here!

Help us continue to bring you the latest breaking animal news from around the world and consider making a Donation Here! http://www.peace4animals.net/donate

Yulin Dog Meat Eating Festival Has NOT Been Cancelled!

Many animal rights activism groups have recently been posting that the horrific and cruel Yulin Dog Meat Eating Festival, where thousands of dogs are brutally tortured and killed in China, has been cancelled. This is sadly not the case. Please read below for more information and get involved to help!
SOURCE/REPOST: @animalhopeandwellness

Marc Ching of The Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation met with the Yulin Government to speak about the ban on dog meat sales during the festival, and publications claiming the Yulin Dog Meat Festival is over.

In a direct statement from the Yulin Political Affairs Director and the Yulin Chief of Police – “There is no ban on dog meat sales during the festival as some animal rights groups have claimed.” Government officials made it very clear that they are not in support of the festival, but have expressed they can do little in regards to opposing what the people want.

Mr. Ching of AHWF also met with the Yulin Food and Drug Administration, which oversees dog meat sales and food quality control of meat within the city. In a direct statement from their officials to Animal Hope and Wellness – “There is no current or proposed ban on dog meat sales during the festival.” In an effort to speak with the people, Mr. Ching and Suki Su of AHWF went to the two largest dog meat markets, DongKuo Market and NanQiao Market. In conversations with over twenty dog meat vendors, no one had knowledge or was aware of any pending or proposed dog meat sales ban. Marc also met with the owner of one of the largest slaughterhouses in Yulin who claims the festival is still happening, and that “his” sales during the festival this year will reach over 2000 dogs. “Restaurants have already begun putting in orders, and trucks will start their travel to the province,” he stated in conversation with Mr. Ching.

One thing he did mention, is that usually this is a “sensitive time, but no one seems to be protesting like they have in prior years.” The message Mr. Ching of AHWF wants to communicate to the public, is that this is when your words matter most. “I feel so sad for the dogs that will die and suffer because of these mistruths. Usually there is huge intentional pressure before the coming days of the festival, but this year there is not. The only way we will see Yulin end, is by people continuing to stand up to speak for the animals.”

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Please consider donating to the Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation so that rescue missions can continue to happen! 

Share this information on social media and sign petitions! 

This festival MUST come to an end, once and for all!