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15 December 2013 @ 12:06 pm
I have been reading everything I can about the different cups as most of us do/have done. During my reading, I saw something elude to meluna testing on animals. Has anyone else read this? Is this common? Has anyone researched which companies are not testing (or never have) on animals?
Before I saw this, I thought a mini medium soft meluna was the best shot I had at a goldilocks cup, but now that I see they may have tested on animals, I will not be patronizing this business, unless I find they have not done this ethically and morally reprehensible practice (IMHO).

Edit for autocorrect fixing what ain't broke! Meluna, not melons!
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on December 16th, 2013 07:46 pm (UTC)
If you Google it, there are many sites that reassure the cups aren't tested on animals. On the other hand, the last paragraph at http://www.environmenstruals.co.nz/about_cups.htm says that somewhere along the line, the materials they are made of probably were. Theoretically, that was long ago and many products ago (before cups) so that anything they make with them will be given the OK.
dreutz on December 27th, 2013 01:29 pm (UTC)
Hello there!

First of all I think that it is great to care about such things, so good for you. To answer your question and reassure you about animal testing I can only say that the Meluna manufactures the cups in Germany. You can easily find this info on their website. As such you already know your answer. Germany is part of the European Union. Since 2006 it is illegal to manufacture anything that harms in any way any living creature. This includes animal testing which is punishable by law in any of the EU countries. This info can come in handy when you go shopping for anything. But be sure that the products are manufactured in the EU, because the fact that a company is French for example doesn't mean that they manufacture in France.
subhanala on December 28th, 2013 08:37 am (UTC)
Re: Europe
Thank you for this information. Now that you bring it up,I remember my SIL (who's from Germany) brought up how very different the Germans feel about animal welfare/rights and what that entails compared to some other western nations.