Animal Rights


Last updated: February 2016


Fighting For the Voiceless



Animal Rights is one of the 5 core areas that Ethical Consumer uses to rate products and companies. From the launch of the Lush Prize to revealing the companies guilty of harsh animal testing, this section intends to uncover the many inhumane ways animals continue to be mistreated. 



Vegetarianism & Veganism

The ethical benefits of not eating meat

A few reasons why more people are ditching meat for a plant-based diet.

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Shooting Wildlife 

Sports Optic Industry 

We analyse the companies that make binoculars and spotting scopes for wildlife enthusiasts. 

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Animal Testing

The facts about animal experimentation

Discover why animal testing remains a hot topic for discussion and find out how to examine companies for their animal testing policy.Read More


Spotlight on Japan

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Animal Welfare in Japan

Campaigners raising awareness of animal welfare issues in Japan face a different set of problems to those we face here in the UK. Rob Harrison explores the latest developments in the world’s third biggest economy.

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Lush Prize Fund

Joint campaign to fight animal testing

The Lush Prize is a collaboration between Ethical Consumer and Lush Cosmetics: a £250,000 annual fund to reward gorups working in a field of cruelty-free scientific research.

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Animal Rights Boycotts

Consumer Boycott campaigns against animal cruetly

These companies are listed for their poor record on animal testing and include a number of high profile companies such as Herbal Essences, Estee Lauder, Boots and more.

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Badger Campaign

Stop the badger cull

Ethical Consumer opposes the badger cull. Get the latest news on the cull and find out ways to take action against it.

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