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Why is “cruelty-free” a problematic term to use? https://t.co/v27A5EBDq9

Why is “cruelty-free” a problematic term to use? https://t.co/v27A5EBDq9

One stark example, among many, is the CCF *brand * (see screenshot above), which includes and certifies products that do contain animal ingredients, giving consumers the “choice” to shop “cruelty-free” while continuing to use animals. Unfortunately, even vegans are buying into this “happy exploitation” scam, conflating the exploitation of animals with something that is presented as a “good” *option *. Some vegans now speak of products that are “vegan and cruelty-free”, which seems to imply (given the context and the fact that “cruelty-free” is often used in labelling of products that exploit animals) that there is such a thing as “cruelty-free” products that use animal ingredients. This is wrong; there is no such thing, and such false labelling betrays the interests of the animals for whom vegans are supposed to be standing up. Vegan is the *only * term needed to reinforce...

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2017/07/04/why-is-cruelty-free-a-...

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