About Empathy For Animals

The Goal:

Empathy For Animals promotes positive change for animals by discussing norms in society viewed as acceptable while challenging other views on animal rights and their place in our culture. Empathy For Animals wants humanity to realize the truth with relatable reasoning. Although we tend to use emotion and feeling to connect to others, we also use this information as an informative approach to open the eyes of others that empathy exists in all forms of life. Anyone can make a change for animals; it all starts with empathy: the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.

The Story:

First of all, let me start out by introducing myself & stating why I started the site. My name is Kailei. I have been vegetarian since ~2007. At the time, I was 11 years old. My inspiration towards a change in empathy for animals is drastic, and has always been (hence the name). I have always loved animals and it wasn't till I was a little older that I realized what the hypocrite I was. Like everyone else, I pondered upon the idea of how one could love one animal, and eat the next. It just simply did not make sense and I would beat myself up over it, thinking it was my fault, why the world is the way it is today. As you could possibly imagine, I was constantly looked and talked down upon from previous friends and family because of having a different opinion. But to me, this was no opinion, this was logic & the way of life. Due to societal discrimination, it took me years & years to build the confidence I have today about my lifestyle; though it should not be that way, for finding truth & reason is such a beautiful thing. I hope you can see that some day, too. By starting this journey for truth at a young age, I know that being different than a majority of the population isn't easy. But change isn't easy. So, I'm here to tell you that it's not; it's not your fault, it's their fault. The people who contribute to support these inhumane practices for the sake of taste, entertainment, fashion, or whatever the case may be. You can make a difference simply by the choices you make every single day. I don't care what the world does. You're not the world, you are you. And you can make the change for the world... for yourself... and for the animals. Follow me in my journey as I go through my every day life supporting my new found truth with those who support me.

Thank you for being a part of the change for animals, for every positive difference is still a step forward towards animal liberation.

{It’s entirely possible that animal compassion runs through my veins}.

~Kailei, Founder of Empathy For Animals 

Think TRESemme is Cruelty-Free? Think Again!

Feb 28


It’s unfortunate when you find out a company you use is now owned by a parent company who tests on animals.  By default, this company you once loved now tests on animals, too. This tragic fate is what caused St. Ives to go from worry free to undesirably cruel. Now, the same parent company, Unilver, owns TRESemme, too! The worst part about this discovery is that they still list “Not Tested on Animals” on their products.  In return, this not only deceives those who choose to buy their products for this reason but also those who use them currently and are completely unaware of the change. 

Like St. Ives, I loved these products because they were cheap and worked great. But after finding out that I was not using what I intended the products to be, cruelty-free, the discontinue of my future purchases was essential as a consumer. 
But there are still many people out there who think that this won’t do anything or impact them in any way. Well, that is incorrect. As a consumer, you have the most power in what is being sold and the power to control the fate of these animals’ lives! These companies still test on animals because people are still buying these products without them having to change their ways.The European Union has just recently banned animal testing, moving their way into the right direction for animals. And if no one steps up and demands change now that we have the tools, research, and ability to test products safely without using animals, they will continue to be tested on animals and we will be no where close to the direction that the European Union has taken.“The European Coalition to End Animal Experiments, has worked on this important issue for over two decades, and starting March 11, it will be illegal to market, import, or sell animal-tested finished personal care products or their ingredients in the 27 countries that make up the EU,” said Leaping Bunny.

Thankfully you as an individual can do your part buy being aware of these changes and switch to cruelty-free. To read more about Unilever’s dirty secrets click here.

TRESemme, it’s not only professional and affordable, it’s not animal tested, too! Skip the abuse and shop cruelty-free. The animals and your conscience will thank you. And besides, who needs products tested on animal when there are so many that are affordable, professional, and animal friendly without harsh chemicals, unnecessary and cruel tests and of course are safe, too! Besides, doesn’t it make more sense to test a product on the same species that is going to be using it? Best of all, these testees are volunteers and don’t get badly hurt, tortured or killed in the process!

Lastly, don’t forget that just because a product claims to be not tested on animals doesn’t always mean it doesn’t contain animal derived ingredients!

Not sure what products are cruelty-free or are vegan (contain no animal derived ingredients)? To search for cruelty-free products or download an app, be sure to check out our post Everyday Products Can Be Cruelty-Free!


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  • Stephanie Casey

    I am also against animal testing but it is funny how people can rally behind a good cause like animal testing and still be discriminate towards minorities! It seems that the world has a lot of work too do…when you care more for an animal than a living, breathing, human being!!!

    • http://www.empathyforanimals.org/ Kailei

      Hi Stephanie,

      Unliever is “not as clean as it claims.” Bad intentions for not only animals, but humans, as well! You can check out what I mean here http://www.empathyforanimals.org/st-ives-plus-cruelty-free-skin-care/.

      I wouldn’t say humans care more for animals at all. Especially considering how we slaughter them by the billions each year for food.

      If you have any questions let me know!