In baking, use egg replacement. You
may leave eggs out of many recipes that call for them with satisfactory
Almonds, Sesame seeds, Tahini, dark
green leafy vegetables, corn, molasses, seaweed, dried figs, sunflower
Dried fruits such as raisins and
figs, dark green leafy vegetables, molasses, seaweed (kelp) black walnuts,
almonds, and cashews.
Soya margarine such as "Willow Run"
and "Hains" contain no animal products in health food stores as well as
regular super markets.
Tofu, or soybean cheese or curd maybe
used in many ways as a cheese replacement.
Maple syrup, blackstrap molasses,
Acrylic, rayon, Orion (for sweaters,
Non-leather shoes, belt, purses,
Acetate, nylon, satin.
"Fake Furs" made of acrylics.
Without lanolin, animal glycerin,
tallow or any other animal product
Generally, all commercially prepared
soaps contain tallow or animal fats. If you can't determine ingredients
from labels, AVOID and write the manufacturer for more information.
Household Goods Alternatives:
Use Acrylic non-allergic material.
Use Acrylic, nylon material.
Rugs & Carpets:
Use Acrylic, nylon, cottons.
Mattresses & Furniture:
Avoid horsehair and other animal
Avoid "natural bristles� - they come
from boars. Use nylon only.
Greases and Polishes:
If labels don't have all ingredients,
check out your favorite products by writing to the manufacturer.
Medicines, Drugs, Vitamins
Vaccines, Serums, many Drugs and
vitamins contain either animal products or were tested on animals.
Meditation and yoga along with a good balanced diet, fresh air, enough
water and rest diminish the need for frequent drug remedies. Occasional
fasting and some herbs are some natural remedies.
Sports, Entertainment Alternatives:
Encourage humane alternatives to
hunting, racing, fishing, zoos, rodeos, and circuses, such as educational
films of animals in their natural habitats, books and other educational
Animal Based Additives to Avoid
Stearates most often refer to a fatty
substance taken from the stomachs of pigs. It acts as an emulsifier, also
found in the form of sodium sterile lactylate and stearic acid.
Lactic Acid is a byproduct of the
Red Dye, Cochineal:
70,000 beetles are killed to produce
one pound of this red dye.
Rennet is an enzyme taken from the
stomachs of very young calves and is used in clotting milk to make most
cheeses. Friendship Cottage has none.
Dried protein extracted from the
bones, tendons and skins of animals.
Lipase is an enzyme from the stomachs
and tongue glands of calves, kids and lambs.
Glycerol Monostearate is used as an
emulsifier. It is hydrolyzed protein often of animal origin.
Pepsin is a clotting agent derived
from pigs, which is used in some cheese and vitamins.
Hydrogenated whale oil used in much
margarine, but mainly for cosmetics and toiletries as well as in the
Stearic Acid comes from the
slaughterhouse and is a product of pigs used in making soaps.
Vitamin D2 & D3:
Vitamin D2 & D3 may be from fish oil,
often in milk.
It is a good idea to write the
manufacturer when in doubt of a product. Please share information you may
have about animal substances especially in food products with others.