At Rael, we are environmentally conscious and cruelty-free. The FDA considers pads and tampons "medical devices" and may ask companies for clinical data from studies done involving animals. Rael never tests on animals. Many of us consider our furry little friends to be quite valuable. Pets are often considered a part of the family. However, we should consider all animals of the world and the suffering they may go through with animal testing. Pads and tampons are often made with cotton bleached in chlorine. Many conventional feminine products use this chlorine ingredient to test on animals. Horrifyingly, tampons made with this bleach are even tested inside the animal. We believe these kinds of tests are extreme and unnecessary and want to do our part in helping Mother Earth. By using biodegradable cotton pads and tampons, you can too!