9/26/08

Penny for your thoughts . . .

I spent some much long over due time sitting down and reading articles and watching videos on animal crulty and animal testing. I am realizing more and more how much this subject is ignored. To be 21 and never really making a life decision about such a thing can be quite a big jump. Luckly for me I dont own much along the lines of animal furs/leather other then a belt adn a few pair of shoes and the odd second hand leather jacket.

As a female I wonder sometimes what I am putting on my face in terms of make up. One the most popular and most well known brand of "professional" make up out there among teens and young adults is MAC.

If you are among one of the millions of commited MAC users here is an interesting article for you, I think it will surprise you a bit

http://www.cosmeticdatabase.com/brand.php?brand_id=322

Also took some time to read this one, mothers and young adults. . . before handing your 10 year old her first lip stick and blush have a read . . .

http://www.ewg.org/reports/teens

I think the way our world is going now even though everyone is so strongly opinionated or into there own "grove" already i feel its all your own choice. My choice is starting to change a few thing, shopping at smaller venders, supporting the little guys out there as well as buying animal friendly products. Hemp, cotton, Silk.

Well thats my mind for tonight

ANYONE who lives in th Halifax area should come check out the Halifax Reptile Expo THIS SUNDAY

http://www.thechronicleherald.ca/Search/1080756.html -info here!

Take care all

Erin

3 comments:

24acorns said...

way to go erin! :D
although silk isn't very animal friendly, it's made from boiled or needled silkworms...

Erin Nicole said...

Aww see I still have a lot to learn :P

stef said...

You know Erin, if you're shocked to learn how these products have been tested you'll be even more shocked to learn what they're made of. I'm dealing with a serious lung issue right now and because of it I have to go to a special division of the hospital and can't be around scents. The docs gave me some literature to read and I found out that the majority of the chemicals in makeup and related products that are labeled on the ingridients as "parfume" are actually incredibly toxic chemicals that aren't regulated and are actually considered hazardous waste. Makeup etc. has no regulation like the food and drug industry, this is why they get away with animal products/testing and such intense chemicals. Here's a link to ana rticle in HTML format I think you may also find interesting...
http://72.14.205.104/search?q=cache:UbVSW2bykMUJ:psacbc.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/01/scent_free_web_e.pdf+PSAC+Awareness+Kit+on+Scent-Free+Environments&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=ca

not only are we funding the torture and misuse of innocent animals, we're financing our own deaths.