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Ethical Policy - Animals


Our Ethical Policy - Animals

Cruelty Free By trading ethically & thinking about where our ingredients come from before we buy them, we can truly move towards a cruelty free ethos in the full sense of the word.

Animal Testing Policy At Akamuti, we are totally against all forms of animal testing & ensure that all our raw ingredients are animal friendly. Our fixed cut off date is the same date as our company formation, ie. July 1st 2003. We have never tested any of our products on animals & it has been our priority to source ingredients from suppliers who uphold the same policy. This means that none of our individual ingredients or end products have ever been or ever will be tested on animals. Our preparations are tested by willing people & assessed for safety by our laboratory.

Orangutans & Soap The plight of the Orangutan illustrates too well, the way our everyday buying habits can effect animals & their habitats on the other side of the world. The Orangutan inhabits the lush forests of Borneo in Asia, where the dense tree cover & vegetation provide the ideal environment for these graceful intelligent animals to thrive. Unfortunately, many of these tree habitats are being cleared to make way for mass palm tree plantations to fulfil the requirements of the palm oil industry. Palm oil is a cheap & easy to obtain product & finds its way into a myriad of products from margarine, to cakes, into soaps & make-up products. Every time we buy a product containing plantation palm oil, we contribute to that demand. The demand results in deforestation & the destruction of the Orangutan. (another example of consumer power!)

Many baby Orangutans are left orphaned & suffer burns & skin problems as a result of the forest fires. In light of this situation we only use red palm oil harvested from wild trees & local African palm oil growing freely in West Africa.

The Naturewatch Compassionate Shopping Guide
We are endorsed as cruelty-free by Naturewatch! For over 20 years the Naturewatch Compassionate Shopping Guide has been the definitive guide to cruelty free shopping for cosmetics, toiletries and household cleaning products. Through making informed choices you can use your purchasing power to send a clear message to those who continue to profit from animal suffering. Buy your copy today only £4!
http://naturewatch.org/compassionate-shopping/compassionate-shopping-guide

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