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Make labels on ALL products clear for ethical issues
Petition Background (Preamble):
Labels rarely say "This product is NOT suitable for vegetarians". They only tell you if it is. And they often lie. "This product is not tested on animals." What about the ingredients, huh? And what about other products, like those toys they sell at fairs and in amusement arcades? They don't tell you how they were produced, do they? How do we know that we aren't buying something that was made by an exploited child in a sweatshop somewhere? We don't know, because they don't tell us.
Companies like Proctor and Gamble and GlaxoSmithKline market their products to look "good". If they told you that Aquafresh toothpaste and Febreze fabric spray was tested on animals, who in their right minds would carry on buying it? They don't want you to know. But if they had to tell us the truth (I'm sure they've never tried this before), we could tell straight away what to buy to help make the world a better place.
Currently the only way to tell how your products were made is by looking for an ethical consumer logo. But not all products have them, so you don't know what you're buying.
And labels should mention allergies, even rarer ones like milk and wheat, not just peanuts. People are allergic to other things than just nuts, you know. And it should say on wood and paper whether it was sustainably produced (ie. not just cut down randomly). And anything else anyone can think of.
And it has to be CLEAR and HONEST, not all "cleverly rearranged" like it is now.
The Make labels on ALL products clear for ethical issues petition to All supermarkets and shops in the UK. was written by Anonymous and is in the category Consumer Affairs at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: labels, ethical consumer, fair trade, vegetarian, vegan, animal testing, sweatshops, supermarkets