What does cruelty-free mean?
Cruelty-free refers to products or companies that don't test their products or ingredients on animals. Cruelty-free means that no animals were subjected to painful experiments to produce these products. Instead, ethical and cruelty-free companies use alternative methods, such as cell cultures or computational models, to ensure safety while avoiding animal testing.
What standards are used to judge what is cruelty-free?
Various standards judge whether a product is cruelty-free. The most common standard is the Leaping Bunny Standard, overseen by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics made in the United States and Canada. To be certified under this standard, a company must pledge that neither it nor its suppliers test their products or ingredients on animals at any stage of development.
In Europe, the European cosmetics Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 requires that all products sold in the EU must not be tested on animals. This legislation is enforced by the Cosmetic Products Enforcement Regulations 2013 and applies to any cosmetic product sold or imported into the EU that states it is cruelty-free.
Since January 2021, all EXS condoms are also vegan certified by the Vegan Society. The Vegan Society standard ensures that products are free from animal exploitation, cruelty and by-products.
XO! Righteous Rubber Ultra-Thin condoms also contain zero animal products and have never been tested on animals, making them some of the kindest condoms on the planet.
Are condoms ethical and cruelty-free?
Yes, ethical and cruelty-free condoms are available on the market. Some companies go to great lengths to ensure their ethical and cruelty-free production process involves no animal testing at all stages of production. Companies like XO! Fair Squared and Hanx manufacture ethical and cruelty-free condoms in accordance with ethical guidelines and standards set by reputable organisations such as PETA, The Vegan Society and Leaping Bunny.
Are ethical and cruelty-free condoms becoming the new normal?
As awareness of ethical issues around animal testing grows, more people choose ethical and cruelty-free options for buying condoms. Cruelty-free condoms are an ethical choice that helps reduce animal suffering, as there is no animal testing involved in their production.
And ethical and cruelty-free condoms can still provide the same protection when used correctly. So, what does cruelty-free mean, what are vegan cruelty-free condoms, and where can you find ethical and cruelty-free condoms in the UK?
Who sells latex-free cruelty-free condoms?
Condoms.uk is an ethical company that sells latex-free, cruelty-free condoms in the UK. We offer an extensive range of ethical and cruelty-free condoms from different brands, including EXS Condoms and XO! Fair Squared and Hanx. All of these condoms are ethical and cruelty-free – meaning no animal testing was involved in their production process.
What are vegan cruelty-free condoms?
Vegan cruelty-free condoms are ethical and cruelty-free condoms that do not contain animal derivatives. They are vegan condoms, meaning they are produced without animal products such as milk proteins or egg whites. Vegan, cruelty-free condoms can be made from non-latex materials such as polyisoprene, nitrile, or polyurethane.
Which condoms are vegan?
Condoms.uk sells an extensive range of vegan condoms. EXS condoms are vegan certified, meaning all their products are 100% vegan and cruelty-free. XO! Fair Squared and Hanx also offer ethical and cruelty-free condoms that contain zero animal products, making them some of the kindest condoms on the planet.
So, to ensure your ethical choice helps reduce animal suffering, look for honest and vegan cruelty-free condoms from reputable companies such as EXS Condoms and XO! Fair Squared and Hanx.
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