Shop Cruelty Free Made Easier

Megan Duncanson

Posted on February 01 2018

We are all about living a vegan and cruelty free lifestyle, and sharing our knowledge with others around us. That is why, when we discovered the Cruelty Cutter app, we knew we had to share! It allows you to scan an item and see whether or not it is cruelty free, how convenient!

Shopping cruelty free isn't always easy, sometimes we may not even realize which products are and are not vegan or cruelty free. Here are a few things you may not have realized are a by product of animals, the following information is from

  • "Traditional manufacturing methods for violins, violas, and cellos include a number of grisly ingredients, such as glue made from boiled-up animal hides, strings made from intestines, and bows made from horses’ tails and tipped with bone."
  • "In South Africa, the throats of young ostriches are slit so that their skin and feathers can be sold around the world, including to make feather dusters. It’s a sad and unnecessary fate for such interesting and intelligent birds."
  • "Ever thought about what’s inside your pillows? If they have feather stuffing, it could be the result of live plucking, which is when fully conscious ducks and geese are pinned down while workers rip out their feathers by the fistful. It’s as painful and terrifying as it sounds."
  • "Crimson dyes – whether used in food or make-up – are sometimes made from crushed bugs. It’s as unappetising as it is unethical.

Avoid cruelty: check the ingredients before you buy, and steer clear of anything that contains cochineal, carmine, or E120."

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