As a baby, I did not have much experience with disposable nappies. As they were very new in the market, disposable nappies were expensive at the time. So I got to wear them, whenever we went out. The rest of the time it was cloth nappies that seem to be making a comeback now. As you might have guessed, today, I will be going through the cruelty-free status of a disposable nappies brand. I will be starting from the most popular one Pampers.
You might be wondering how can a nappy be tested on animals? A disposable nappy is not only made out of cotton, I sometimes even wonder if Pampers contain cotton nowadays. Plastics and chemicals are also added to disposable nappies. So these chemicals that are added in nappies are tested on animal skin or fed to animals, to confirm whether such chemicals are safe and at which dose are they safe. So let’s start.
Does Pampers test on animals?
No information is yet available by Pampers on whether it tests on animals.
Is Pampers owned by a parent that is not cruelty-free?
Pampers is owned by Procter & Gamble. PETA lists Procter & Gamble as an animal testing company.
Is Pampers certified cruelty-free?
Pampers is not certified cruelty-free. PETA lists Pampers as an animal testing company.
Is Pampers cruelty-free?
As PETA classified it, Pampers is not cruelty-free.
Does Pampers sell in Mainland China?
Yes, Pampers sells in Mainland China. I managed to find a Mainland China registered version of their website listed in their country selector. However, nowadays not all brands that sell in China support animal testing. It seems that Pampers is one of the brands that still support animal testing, according to PETA.
Is Pampers vegan?
Since we already saw that Pampers is not cruelty-free, I don’t think it would be relevant to know whether Pampers products are vegan. Also since it does not disclose its animal testing policy, I will doubt it would bother with the subject of veganism.
Which brands should I support instead?
Source: Pampers Mainland China Website as at 06.12.2020