PETA – Animal-Derived Ingredients List

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PETA provides a long list of animal-derived ingredients for everyone to try and memorize (or at least bookmark for future reference!)

As most vegans know, animal cruelty is deliberately hidden behind bizarre names, such as:

Ambergris.
From whale intestines. Used as a fixative in making perfumes and as a flavoring in foods and beverages. Alternatives: synthetic or vegetable fixatives.

Cystine.
An amino acid found in urine and horsehair. Used as a nutritional supplement and in emollients.

Keratin.
Protein from the ground-up horns, hooves, feathers, quills, and hair of various animals. In hair rinses, shampoos, permanent wave solutions.

Lipase.
Enzyme from the stomachs and tongue glands of calves, kids, and lambs. Used in cheesemaking and in digestive aids.

As PETA explains:

Keep in mind that this list is not all-inclusive. There are thousands of technical and patented names for ingredient variations. Many ingredients known by one name can be of animal, vegetable, or synthetic origin. However, don’t let all this overwhelm you—this list is a resource and is here to help!

 

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