Whether you’re a vegan, vegetarian or a meat eater, nobody likes to see or hear about animal cruelty. Most of us are disappointed when we find out about our favourite brands or products using animal products and often tend to boycott this where possible. Generally, when you hear about animal testing, the main products that spring to mind come from the makeup and body care industry. In this article we are going to be exploring cruelty free paint, because unfortunately even though we’re in 2021, some wall paint brands continue to use products that are not vegan.
What exactly is animal testing?
An animal test is any scientific test that involves live animals being forced to undergo tests that could cause them pain, suffering, distress or lasting harm. In these scientific tests and experiments, animals can be forced to eat or inhale substances or have them rubbed onto their skin or even injected into their bodies. Then they will be monitored, tested even further and are almost always killed so that researchers can then take a look at effects on their tissues and organs.
Why are animals tested on?
Although we don’t condone animal testing, the reason why it is done is to assess the effectiveness and risks of medical products, makeup and more. This is done to see if there are any safety concerns for the consumer.
Is paint tested on animals?
Unfortunately, many people are unaware of the fact that paints can in fact be non vegan. That's right, some wall paints may have been tested on animals historically, or may contain animal derived ingredients. Some of the ingredients that make paint non vegan include shellac which comes from beetle or ox gall. Also, the pigments in paint can contain anything from animal bone, bone derivatives or may have been tested on animals previously..
Where can I get cruelty free paint?
If you are on the hunt for a truly vegan paint for your home, you can be assured that our paints at Victory Colours are 100% animal and cruelty free. Some paint brands may not test on animals themselves, but that doesn't mean that the ingredients within their paints haven't previously been tested on animals!
It can be very difficult to find products that aren't related to animal cruelty in one way or another, from foods to cosmetics to clothing and even paints. Fortunately, Victory Colours paints are completely vegan meaning they contain no animal products and have not been tested on animals.