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Vitamins

Anyone know any australian cruelty free brands

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SueM SueM VIC Posts: 43
1 16 Feb 2019
Im finding it hard to get info on the cruelty free status of vitamin companies. Im reluctant to email them because l find when l do everyone claims theyre cf and we all know its not true. Does anyone know of any bona fide cruelty free vitamin brands (pref australian or other)??
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SueM SueM VIC Posts: 43
2 20 Feb 2019
Heres what l found...

Natures way and Bioglan - were not transparent with me (possible testing). Owned by Pharmacare Laboratories a large pharmaceutical company who do test. Also sold in china.

Natures Own - were not transparent with me (possibly test) Also owned by a chinese company and sold in china

Blackmores - dont test but sell to china

Swisse- dont test but sell to china. Also owned by a chinese company.

Nutralife - dont test but sell to china

( l was informed that raw ingredients are always initially tested by the TGA possibly on animals. This is true for every supplement brand. For old ingredients this would have occurred years ago)
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SueM SueM VIC Posts: 43
3 20 Feb 2019
The most cruelty free brand l could find is Thompsons. Heres what they sent me...

Thank you for your enquiry regarding the position of Integria Healthcare on animal testing. Our current position is that we do not support animal testing. That is, the development and / or manufacture of our products, and where applicable our ingredients, does not involve testing of any sort on (non-human) animals.



Integria exports our Thompson’s and  Thursday Plantation range to over 17 countries worldwide, including China. Thompson’s and Thursday Plantation products that are sold in China via cross border e-commerce platforms (i.e. sending product in bulk to the China free trade zone then distributing via an agent to consumers online in mainland China) are not currently required to be tested on animals by the Chinese Government. Products also can continue to be direct mailed by foreign companies to consumers in the Chinese mainland for personal use with no animal testing requirement. Most of our Thompson’s and Thursday Plantation products are sold via these mechanisms and are not, therefore, tested on animals.



However, there are 4 Thursday Plantation products that were registered for direct sale in China over 5 years ago under the previous management team – Tea Tree Oil 10mL, Daily Face Cleanser, Daily Face Wash and Blemish Gel. These four products were required to comply with the relevant Chinese regulatory requirements and were thus subjected to animal testing by the Chinese authorities. None of the other Thursday Plantation products are available for sale through this mechanisms and are not, therefore, tested on animals.



Despite increasing interest from China in having access to the entire Thursday Plantation Range, the business has made the decision to not pursue this commercial opportunity until such time when animal tests are no longer required. Our opposition to animal testing takes precedence over any commercial benefits. The current Integria leadership team have a clear and unwavering position on animal testing. We are committed to transparency and upholding the values of our customers in opposing this issue.



We would like to reiterate that Integria Healthcare is unequivocally opposed to animal testing in all product development. Animal testing is not used in any stage of development of our products. In fact, most of our products are vegan-friendly certified and Thursday Plantation is registered with The Vegan Society. This certifies Thursday Plantation products to be entirely free of animal involvement, whether for the purpose of ingredients or animal testing.



Please do not hesitate to contact us via return email, or call 1300 654 336 (Australia); 0800 846 677 (New Zealand), if we can be of further assistance.

(The cruelty free shop also sells them)
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SueM SueM VIC Posts: 43
4 22 Feb 2019
Im not sure what the difference is between Thompsons selling their product in China (which they say does not require testing) and others who sell in china and do require testing. For example
Blackmores said the following....

We do sell some of our products in China. In China there is mandatory testing on animals for products requiring Blue Cap registration. This testing of therapeutic claims is unavoidable and every company applying for Blue Cap registration has to comply with this regulation.  

Perhaps Thompsons dont require the Blue cap registration. I might try to get more info to clarify.
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SueM SueM VIC Posts: 43
5 23 Feb 2019
Heres what Thompsons sent me about them not being obligated to animal test despite selling to china....

Thank you for your enquiry.

Animal testing is a requirement for products being sold in physical stores in China, however it is not required for e-commerce. As such, we sell our Thompson’s and Thursday Plantation (bar the Thursday Plantation products mentioned in the previous email) online, thus working around the animal testing requirement.

If the other companies that you have contacted are going through a registration process, it is likely they are looking to get their products into physical stores in China, rather than selling via online platforms.

Please do not hesitate to contact us via return email, or call 1300 654 336 (Australia); 0800 846 677 (New Zealand), if we can be of further assistance.
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