Unilever is taking a stance on products tested on animals, and consumers will approve. First, Dove—one of the most widely recognized and conveniently available personal care product brands in the world—has banned all tests on animals anywhere in the world and has just been added to PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies cruelty-free list!
Dove will begin using our cruelty-free bunny logo on its packaging in 2019.
On top of that, consumer goods giant Unilever—which owns the Dove brand—has banned all tests on animals not required by law for all the rest of its products. Unilever will be added to PETA’s list of companies “Working for Regulatory Change.” This category recognizes companies that test on animals only when explicitly required by law, are completely transparent with PETA about what tests on animals have been conducted and why, and work diligently to promote the development, validation, and acceptance of non-animal methods.
PETA welcomes Dove to its list of cruelty-free companies and brands, and is pleased to share this news with the millions of consumers who use our list as an essential resource when shopping for personal-care products,” says PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo. “Unilever is also helping to set a new standard by banning tests on animals across all its product lines, including food, unless explicitly required to do so by law and by actively promoting non-animal test methods.”
Sophie Galvani, Vice President of Dove Global, explained, “For over 30 years we’ve used non-animal approaches to assess the safety of our products and ingredients. Dove has enacted a policy prohibiting any animal tests, anywhere in the world, and we are delighted to say that our products will now carry PETA’s cruelty-free logo to assure our customers that Dove does not, and will not, test on animals. ”
Every year, hundreds of thousands of animals around the world are poisoned with chemicals and tormented in a variety of ways in archaic and unreliable tests for cosmetics, toiletries, and food ingredients.