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Does spending your money on animal free products really make a difference?

I know PETA and other organizations make lists available of products that are "vegan" or free or animal testing. If a person spends money on these products only, only buys animal free food, and essentially boycotts anything that's assciated with animal cruelty can a significant difference be made? How would a person figure out how their smart shopping is making a difference?

Asked By: patsy36ss - 11/13/2006
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We're making a huge impact just by shifting our diet... More
Answered By: Lipstick - 11/13/2006
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not at all...
Answered By: jefferson - 11/13/2006
 
It is hard to determine how much of a difference actually gets made. Although products may not have been tested on animals or have animal byproducts in them they were still produced in a factory that spews out pollutants that most likely kill some animals somewhere. Bottom line, it is hard not to leave some type of... More
Answered By: Al G - 11/13/2006
 
I think the concept is good and noble, but don't really believe it can make a true difference. Most corporations are going to continue with their current methods of production, and profits are their only motivation. But surely continue, since it's a good cause and maybe years from now, this will be a non issue.
Answered By: GeeGee - 11/13/2006
 
Really, there isn't a way to know if this has lessened until it has actually been stopped. No, ONE person doing this couldn't -really- make a difference on a general level, but that conscious step is helping in the long run because it's possible for them to influence others in the long run.
Answered By: Hailee D - 11/13/2006
 
I don't think there's any way to "see" the difference you make... and you can't really look at it that way. The difference is made by you AND the thousands of other people not buying this stuff. By spreading the word about the cruelties and such (much like PETA does... only maybe a little more tactfully!) we can... More
Answered By: Jennifer M - 11/13/2006
 
Supply and Demand... More
Answered By: Jorrath Zek - 11/13/2006
 
It makes a huge difference. When you buy a cruelty free or "no animal testing" product, you are making a difference because your money is going to companies that use animal free methods. Therefore, you are supporting the cruelty free market. If you but products that test on animals, you are supporting the market for... More
Answered By: iloveeeyore - 11/13/2006
 
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