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.
Is Pampers certified cruelty-free?
No, Pampers is not certified cruelty-free. PETA lists Pampers as an animal testing company.
Is Pampers owned by a certified cruelty-free parent?
No, Pampers is not owned by a certified cruelty-free parent. Pampers is owned by Procter & Gamble. PETA lists Procter & Gamble as an animal testing company.
What is Pampers’ cruelty-free status?
As mentioned earlier Pampers is an animal testing company. If PETA hadn’t yet listed it as so, I would have gone further on whether Pampers or its third parties test on animals.
Which brands should I support instead?
If you are looking for a brand that is serious about its anti-animal-testing policy, I have once shared a list of nappy brands which I believe to be cruelty-free.
Source: PETA.org as at 06.12.2020