Vegan cosmetics

Vegan cosmetics are not just a fad

Chicken bone marrow found in moisturizers.

“When I stopped eating animal ingredients, I never had acne again,” Woody Harrelson, a movie star and longtime vegan, told Peta in an interview. Vegan cosmetics work according to this logic. If animal products harm the body from the inside, why introduce harmful ingredients from the outside?

Not only animal rights activists are outraged by the state of the cosmetic industry, but also cosmetic experts. It is amazing that in the 21st century there is a campaign to label cosmetic products that contain traces of cockroaches. In cosmetics, we find much more: snail slime, chicken bone marrow and waste fat by-products.

Bone marrow and mucus in antiaging creams

You’ll find chicken bone marrow in antiaging moisturizers under the label “glucosamine.” The law is satisfied if glucosamine is listed among the ingredients – chicken bone marrow is an excellent source of it – but not the origin of the individual ingredient. In a similar way, snail slime enters anti-aging creams, making the skin soft and supple. You can find it in creams under the label “KNU”.

Even red lipstick is not innocent

If you have any blush at home, check whether carmine or “carmine” is listed among the ingredients. It is obtained from special bugs that feed on cacti. The workers pick these from the cacti and let them dry, and when dried, they are ground into something that the cosmetics industry calls “carmine”. Since 2011, there has been a campaign to label products containing insects, but so far it has been unsuccessful.

Emulsifier from animal fat

The American Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Association discovered even more shocking information. Waste animal fat is used as an emulsifier for soaps and lipsticks. This emulsifier comes from the by-products of cooking meat. In order to make even more profit, according to SDCS, they allegedly process expired meat, euthanized animals and even animals that are run over by cars.

There are alternatives

Scientists have all the necessary knowledge to create more humane cosmetic ingredients. Until recently, sperm whale sperm was used as a perfume stabilizer in cosmetic products. When the information became public, pressure from activists and public dismay led to the withdrawal of this ingredient from cosmetic products and a ban on its further use. Cosmetic companies with high ethical standards carefully avoid the use of these ingredients, and their offerings do not necessarily have to be expensive. Among the cheaper providers is the brand Alverde, for example.

Do you know which brands do not test on animals?

In the flood of products recommended to us daily by beauty bloggers on YouTube, it’s hard to decide which one is right for you. And while we often don’t think about the origin of the product and what happened before it hit the shelves, it’s important to many. In recent years, the name Cruelty-free, which some brands can be proud of, has become more and more widespread. We also see the Vegan label on the packaging several times. But what does this mean and why is it important?

Cruelty-free means that the product has not been tested on animals, nor have its ingredients been tested on animals. But many times it can mislead us when we see the inscription Vegan on the packaging. Labeling that a product is vegan does not mean that it is cruelty-free and vice versa. The terms are not mutually exclusive, but they mean two completely different things. Vegan means that the product does not contain animal products.

Of course, a product can be both vegan and cruelty-free, but many companies in the cosmetics industry abuse the label vegan to convince consumers that the product is ethically produced but still tested on animals. You can find out if a product is really cruelty-free after the certification of the three largest organizations that deal with it. These are PETA, Leaping Bunny and Choose Cruelty-Free.

Of course, companies have found loopholes in the law here as well. Animal testing has been banned in Europe for several years, but not in the rest of the world. Many major cosmetic manufacturers do not have a cruelty-free label because they sell their products in China, where until recently all imported products were mandatory to be tested on animals. Now this law is no longer in force, but that does not mean that the products are not tested on animals. In China, they perform so-called blind tests. Laboratories buy products and test them on animals. So basically no brand that sells its products in China is cruelty-free, even though it says they don’t test products on animals “unless required by law.

But what are cruelty-free brands anyway?

It’s really hard to find yourself in all this mess. Examples of such brands are Essence, Becca, Catrice, bareMinerals, Beautyblender, KKW Beauty, Marc Jacobs Beauty, Milani, LUSH and elf. A detailed list can be found at crueltyfreekitty.com.

And you, you make sure you buy cruelty-free, don’t you care?

The purpose of milk is to feed pups of the same species

Man is the only species that consumes the milk of another species! Man is the only species that consumes milk when he is an adult!

By consuming milk, we support the suffering and death of cows and calves

The purpose of milk is to feed pups of the same species. It is not natural for animals to drink milk of some other kind. Many people are unaware that the suffering and death of cows and calves is behind the production of milk and dairy products. Milk and dairy products are not only not essential in the diet of children and adults, but are harmful to health. They are associated with many diseases such as atherosclerosis, breast cancer, prostate cancer, allergies, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes and others.

Did you know that:

  • cows are forced to have calves every year?
  • cows carry 9 months and milk them 7-10 months a year?
  • the calf is taken from the mother immediately after birth, despite the strong maternal bond between the cow and her newborn calf?
  • are veal and skin by-products of the dairy industry and that 20% of calves continue the agony of cows in the dairy industry?
  • Cows are forced to have 10 times more milk than in the wild, which is fully exploited in the dairy industry, while calves receive substitute food?
  • calves live in isolation in a wooden box without the possibility of movement, and the secretions are lowered under themselves and after 3-4 months go to slaughter? If we understand nature, let us not close our eyes to the facts
  • 90% of calves are removed from their mothers within 24 hours
  • 50% of calves have never suckled breast milk
  • veal – the fate of most male calves when they are 4 months old
  • 20 years – natural age of the cow
  • beef – the fate of a dairy cow after 5-6 years
  • 3 liters per day – natural milk production
  • 30 liters per day – factory milk production Therefore, we also support the meat industry by consuming milk. To make ethics and compassion an integral part of our lives, we can replace milk and dairy products with a wide range of delicious vegan products such as oat milk, rice milk, nut milk, cheese of various fruits.

Animals wonder why they have to live like this?

We see cows grazing or chickens in the yard and we think these animals are beautiful. Clearly, these animals live better than most of their friends of the same species, who cannot graze or walk freely in the yard. More and more people are asking who or what animals are or what their task on Earth is? If you were to ask animals what their life mission is on this Earth, they would surely answer that their mission is to become friends with humans and to learn from them to live according to the law of our Creator. But what would a man answer to animals if asked what their life task is? 300 years ago, the philosopher Descartes explained that animals and plants are inanimate machines. Even the human body was seen by Descartes only as a machine whose soul is located in the pineal gland. For science in the 19th century, soul and spirit exist only as a flow of chemical processes. With the advent of quantum physics and holistic biology, however, the materialist worldview is increasingly receding. Thus, e.g. morphological fields after learning the quantum physics of structure in the fine-grained energy fields that permeate the entire universe. These same energy fields are the spiritual reality and are responsible for making everything in the universe connected to the invisible ribbon.

Communication tape between humans and animals
For the English biologist and writer Rupert Sheldrake, morphological fields act as channels for communication telepathy between humans and animals. Sheldrake says these fields can be called differently, adding: “We are on the threshold of a new understanding of the essence of the spirit. ”In the spiritual literature e.g. in the book “You, Animal, You Man – Who is Worth More” we can read that the spirit is the one who pervades everything – every atom, every cell, every plant, every animal and every man and that he is the one who enables communication between animals and humans. He argues that telepathy between man and animals works on the basis of what man carries in his subconscious and consciousness. Consciousness and subconsciousness constantly radiate, the animal e.g. the dog smells this and at the same time images are formed in his consciousness, similar or identical to those radiated by the human subconscious or consciousness or as images transmitted by the person to the dog in the previous communication. Thus, the animal, the dog retains in itself the scent of man-guardian, environment and home. If e.g. now this dog far away from his guardian, a telepathic bond can be built between the dog and the guardian and this at the moment when the man begins to think of his dog. The human guardian activates in the dog the already built frequencies in the dog, through which the telepathic connection begins to be built. Many people know that animals feel, that they rejoice, that they feel pain, that they have a premonition e.g. when a guardian comes to them, they have an extraordinary ability to orient themselves, but these people are of the opinion that animals are soulless, that they are inanimate machines, and that God created them for human food. Most Christians think that God allows the slaughter and consumption of animals through the Bible. We would like to ask these Christians what is correct in the Bible, which speaks in various places now for and now against animals: Is the statement of the prophet Isaiah: “Whoever kills an ox is like killing a man?” God’s commandment Do not kill also applies to animals; or that part of the Old Testament where it is written that priests must slaughter the victims, sleep and eat this same ox. The same Bible also says that Jesus was born among the animals that received him and warmed him in a cold room with his warm breath because the people of his parents did not want to take him to the lodge.

This Bible says that Jesus ate fish and lamb, which for many means he was not a vegetarian, but many are not aware that there are scriptures that explain what really happened to Jesus. According to all known scientific and spiritual analyzes of the life of Jesus of Nazareth, there is no doubt that He and His immediate successors, that is, the first Christians, were vegetarians. It is known that Jesus did not command the slaughter of the lamb for the Passover, but that this lamb was offered to Him and his apostles, and that out of the courtesy of the food offered, He did not refuse. Jesus ’love for animals, our little brothers, is documented in many, unbiblical, writings. According to the society, today’s scientific and spiritual studies on animals should take today’s man so far as to change his attitude towards animals and create a vision of the future when the horrible state of animals, especially in the pre-Christmas period, would change radically. and the animals become friends and rejoice in the freedom of the children of God brought by Jesus of Nazareth through his birth, life, and sacrifice on Golgotha. In the Bible, in the Epistle of Paul to the Romans, it is written that creation will also become free from the slavery of the past and will enjoy the beauty of the freedom of God’s children. Isn’t this a call to today’s Christians to change their attitude towards animals?

How do we transcend this anthropocentric world and realize that animals are here with us, not for us?

Already the Buddha, ancient, medieval and ecclesiastical philosophers have emphasized that we will do good, that is, in accordance with morality, if we use self-discipline and control of our passions and desires. As Plato said, the first and greatest victory is to overcome yourself; being defeated by oneself, however, is something most shameful and base.

Nevertheless, today’s society perceives renunciation and self-control as something bad, as these notions are foreign to a consumer and hedonistic society that wants you to spend more, more and more every day, and to enjoy, enjoy, and enjoy again. And because our system is based on the exploitation of animals, we have been taught from birth that this is normal, acceptable and necessary, so self-reflection is a really difficult task. However, day by day we become more and more persons who are not able to control their actions and impulses, but are just puppets, guided by a constant flow of external stimuli that cause them to ignite desires for things that are evil or support evil – in the case of animal products, animal suffering. But we don’t even think about the reason for these desires, why we have to eat like a gourmand with a bloody trail on a plate, dress like we live in Siberia, with cofki skinned animals, why our face must be without lines and wrinkles at the expense of suffering millions who just wanted to live. To sum up Spinoza, greed, ambition, and lust are indeed types of madness, although they are not classified as diseases. And if at the same time we present veganism as a life full of renunciation, difficult changes and sacrifices, most people quickly turn away and prefer to listen to their passions, which in addition to normalcy also offer them comfort. Because, what is left for you in this life, full of troubles, as if you enjoy a little, even at the expense of another? However, acting morally brings happiness to life. Veganism should never be associated with renunciation and loss, as it offers so much more, empowers life, adds color and depth to our existence, quality insight that we are not alone on this planet. A happy life is a life we live morally, full of virtues. And it is only when we realize the value of other beings on this planet, whether human or non-human, that it motivates us to act in a direction that empowers the lives of others and consequently our own. Therefore, moral vegans also do not regret becoming vegans; the only regret is that they have not done so before.

Why shouldn’t we eat pork?

Pork (or its cells) is very similar to human. Not only in composition, but also in taste (if we can believe the cannibals). Therefore, both humans and pigs have similar diseases, we are affected by the same drugs and we host the same parasites.

Seven (pork) truths about pork:

  1. Pork contains histamine, which causes problems for allergy sufferers. In type I allergic reactions (hay fever, hives) histamine is secreted, which causes itching, redness and swelling on the mucous membranes. If the gut is healthy, the body breaks down histamine from food in the gut and it does not enter the bloodstream at all. In a sick gut, histamine is also absorbed from food and worsens the symptoms of type I allergies. If we eat a lot of histamine during a hay fever, additional allergies quickly develop.
  2. Pork is high in cholesterol. The human body needs it for various tasks (for example, to build cell membranes), but excess cholesterol accumulates in the walls of blood vessels, which is the cause of atherosclerosis.
  3. Pork is high in fat and is the only animal meat that also has fat in its cells. It quickly begins to rot, both in the gut and outside the refrigerator. Toxins that are excreted during putrefaction poison us and burden the intestines, lymph, blood and organs for detoxification and excretion. Research has found a direct link between pork consumption and cirrhosis of the liver (source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2858627).
  4. Pork very often contains growth hormones, vaccines, antibiotics and sedatives. Animals that live their short lives in appalling conditions of mass breeding are “fed” a lot with growth hormones, vaccines and preventive doses of antibiotics and sedatives. All this remains in the pork we eat. Antibiotics, which we consume together with pork, destroy our intestinal flora, and growth hormones promote inflammation, swelling of tissues and growth processes in our body – including cancer cells.
  5. Pork is full of mucous substances that accumulate in human tendons, ligaments and cartilage of the musculoskeletal system. Due to the abundance of mucous substances, the tissue swells, earns, becomes soft and less resistant. The result is overstretching of tendons and ligaments, which can no longer withstand the load, so the cartilage degenerates. Poor endurance ligaments, rheumatism, arthritis, arthrosis and intervertebral disc defects are often associated with pork in their development.
  6. Contains toxins, parasites and disease germs. Scientists link this to the fact that pigs are not at all picky about their diet. They eat carrion, insects, worms, secretions (including their own), waste and members of their own species. Trichinellaspiralis is just one of the parasites that feels good in both pigs and humans. Its larvae are ingested with raw but undercooked but cooked pork. Inspections do not detect parasite-infected meat, salting and smoking do not destroy it. People who like to eat pork products are more likely to get the flu. Influenza is a disease that can affect both humans and pigs. Disease germs are stored in the lungs of pigs in summer, their pieces are eaten with sausages and in autumn we get sick.
  7. Pork contains a lot of sulfur compounds, which have a very bad effect on the composition of connective tissue. The water received by the connective tissue is retained in small molecular compounds (mucopolysaccharides), which mostly contain sulfur. The more mucopolysaccharides there are in the connective tissue, the more water the connective tissue retains and the more it swells. When eating pork, a significant proportion of sulfur compounds accumulate in the connective tissue, which fills like a sponge with water and swells, and collagen and elastic fibers are heavily loaded and age faster. Because different parts of the pig contain different sulfur compounds, we can also deduce which part of the pig they like to eat (fat on the belly, fat on the back, chops on the back of the neck, ham…) based on where the body’s fat is stored. ).