Like everyone, I have certain passions in life that pretty much define me. My family (including the Crazy Tea Chick, Emily, who is my oldest daughter), my cats, animals, UK Basketball, St. Louis Cardinals baseball, Denver Broncos football (even during these agonizing, looooonnng seasons of doom), coffee & tea, chocolate, baking…. The list goes on because I have lots of room in my heart for things that make me smile.
Among the things that make me smile the most are animals. From cats, birds, butterflies, and dragonflies to polar bears, elephants, wolves, and tigers – anyone who knows me knows that my love of animals is intense. As you’d assume, I always keep a close eye on what companies DO and DO NOT test on helpless, beautiful animals. I support those in the DO NOT column and hope to high HEAVEN I never have to resort to one in the DO column, because… frankly… I’d rather go without.
When it comes to tea companies and brands, the following DO NOT TEST ON ANIMALS. Thanks be to God, because I buy each of these regularly!
- Celestial Seasonings
- Honest Tea
- Luzianne Tea
- Stash Tea
As I find more who DO NOT test on animals, I’ll add them to this post. If you know of any, please let us know in the comments, and I’ll be more than happy to add them to the list.
As for the companies that DO test on animals, I really don’t want to list them here. I know of one for certain, but it’s not my style to call people out like that. I’d rather focus my attention and energies on the good guys and leave the bad guys to their own devices.
Karma’s an animal lover, so I’ll just leave it to him.
If, however, you want to know who does test on animals, a quick trip to PETA’s website will give you the information you’re looking for.
Now, in all fairness, allow me to say this: Even though I love animals with every fiber of my overly-caffeinated being, when it comes to human lives or animal lives, I will always side with humans – naturally! Some of my favorite people are humans, after all. But, come on, it’s tea! Besides, look at the list above again. These companies all seem to be doing more than alright. They’re the best of the best and manage to do so without abusing helpless animals.
Hopefully this list will grow as compassion and common sense grow.