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The purpose of this pamphlet isn't to preach about why you shouldn't eat animals and how animals are tortured because of societies consumption of them. It has been compiled as a working reference for those who are most likely vegan, and who wonder if Dihydroxyethyl Soyamine Dioleate in their favorite potato chips is vegan (which it isn't).

This pamphlet is comprised of several different articles from all over the country. There where a lot of things that we had collected that we wanted to include but due to the space constraints we where forced to carefully select articles that stayed consistent with the original goal we had set out to accomplish.

The Possible Animal Derived List in this pamphlet requires some explanation. This is a myriad of ingredients that fit into two categories. The first, are ingredients that are most likely animal-derived, but no confirmation has been given by the manufacture(s). The other are ingredients that in some cases are animal-derived, but not always. Usually it is best to use you're best judgement. Lecithin for example will say Soy-Lecithin if it is not derived from animals, on the other hand some ingredients offer no clue to their origins. It is usually best to avoid most of the products listed in this section, just to be safe.

The booklet focuses mainly on food, but it also extends somewhat into shampoos and other products that even people of the meat-eating culture wouldn't normally eat. We have tried to be as thorough and correct as possible, all the information contained in this publication is from reliable sources, all of which are documented at the end, and most have been double checked with our own resources. If you find any additions or corrections please direct them to E.G. Smith Press, P.O. Box 02026, Columbus, Ohio, 43202 -- please include sources and explanations.

E.G. Smith Press Collective



CALCIUM is for the development and growth of bones and teeth, normal clotting of blood and functioning of muscles: watercress; rhubarb; beets; parsley; spinach; broccoli; Chinese cabbage; raw onions; raw celery; akra; chives; raw cabbage; cucumbers; turnips; zucchini; green beans; squash; artichokes

CARBOHYDRATES are for energy, heat and to assist in the absorption of fat soluble vitamins & calcium: cereals; bread & flour products; dried fruits; dried peas & beans; bananas; sugar; potatoes

Protein, fat and carbohydrate combine to form calories _ which supply heat and energy

COPPER can be found in: nuts & beans; dried peas; wheat bran; whole wheat; molasses; mushrooms; avocados; broccoli

ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS limit the formation of excess cholesterol in the blood. They are sources of the prostaglandins which regulate processes in the smooth muscles: vegetable oils; peanuts; sesame; sunflower & safflower seeds

FATS are necessary for energy, heat and to assist in the absorption of fat soluble vitamins and calcium: vegetable oils; nuts & nut creams; cooking fats; nut butters; margarine; vegan white fats

FIBRE keeps vascular system in good tone, i.e. prevents troubles in the intestines, veins and arteries: unrefined foods (especially cereals)

FOLIC ACID prevents certain kinds of anemia, assists growth: all green vegetables; yeast extracts

IODINE is for healthy growth and development: dried beans; asparagus; green veggies; pineapple

IRON is for proper formation of red blood cells and regulation of body processes: whole grain cereals; black treacle; raisins; nuts; sesame seeds; soya flour; pulses; cocoa; curry powder

MANGANESE is necessary for the proper functioning of muscle and nervous tissue: alfalfa; chlorophyll; wheat germ; whole grains

NICOTINAMIDE is for healthy digestion, good skin condition, and growth: soya; peanuts; flour & bread; yeast; rice; pulses; beer

PROTEIN helps growth and the repair of body tissues, and for energy their physical properties may be changed by cooking and food preparation generally: soya grits; gluten flour; bakers yeast; brewers yeast; soy flour; soy beans; soy milk; pine nuts; peanuts; wheat germ; lentils

TRACE ELEMENTS are essential accessories to vital processes and to action of other nutrients: carrots; watercress; dried apricots; prunes; tomatoes; cabbage; green peas; all green vegetables and margarine

VITAMIN A is for growth in children, plays a part in the way the eyes receive light, and protects moist surface tissues (bronchial tubes, etc.): peppers parsley; carrots; sweet potatoes; apricots; spinach; mangoes; chives; squash

VITAMIN B1 (Thiamine) is for growth, appetite, digestion, and the nervous system: bread and wheat products; pulses; yeast (brewers is best); Brazils and peanuts (uncooked); wheat germ

VITAMIN B2 (Riboflavin) is for vitality, healthy skin, growth and good sight: yeast; lentils; rye; mushrooms; parsley; broccoli tops; green vegetables

VITAMIN B12 aids growth of nerve cells and the prevention of certain kinds of anemia: brewers yeast; bakers yeast; rice bran; wheat germ; sunflower seeds; cornflakes; pinon ; nuts; soy milk; sesame seeds; brazil nuts; peanuts

VITAMIN C is famous for healing wounds, prevention of scurvy, maintaining stamina, strong blood vessels, resistance to infection: bell peppers; guavas; peppers; broccoli; watercress; parsley; radishes; asparagus; brussel sprouts; chives; strawberries; papayas; canteloupes; oranges; grapefruit

VITAMIN D builds bones & Teeth. Growth: mild exposure to sunlight; sunflower seeds; mushrooms

VITAMIN E is for growth, muscle tissues, normal reproduction. Possibly retards ageing: wheat & rice germ; whole wheat grains; leafy greens; nuts & seeds; legumes

VITAMIN K regulates clotting of blood: green leafy vegetables

ZINC aids in fighting infections: nuts & seeds; wheat germ; brewers yeast; whole grains; yellow & green veggies; yellow fruits



MAPLE SYRUP: Yes, rumours abound about maple syrup containing pork fat. The US vegan society has checked all known sources and found that they are all suitable for vegans.

CHEWING GUM: Some chewing gums contain glycerine. Wrigleys gum contains a vegetarian source of glycerine.

POSTAGE STAMPS: These do not contain an animal or fish glue.

ENVELOPES: Apparently most envelopes have a synthetic glue on them, not an animal or fish based glue.



ADRENALINE: From the adrenals of hogs, cattle and sheep. In medicines. Alternatives: synthetics


ALLANTOIN: A uric acid from cows, most mammals. Also in many plants (especially comfrey). In cosmetics, Especially creams & lotions, and used in the treatment of wounds and skin ulcers.

AMBERGRIS: From sperm whale intestines. Used as a fixative in perfumes and as a flavoring in foods and beverages. (Federal regulation currently prohibit the use of ingredients derived from marine mammals.) Alternatives: synthetic and vegetable fixatives.

AMINO ACIDS: Animal or plant sources. In cosmetics, vitamins, supplements, shampoos, etc.

AMYLASE: An enzyme prepared from the pancreas of hogs. In cosmetics and medicines

ANIMAL OILS AND FATS: In foods, cosmetics, etc. Highly allergenic. Plan derivatives are superior. Alternatives: Olive oil, wheat germ oil, coconut oil, almond oil, safflower oil, etc.

ARACHIDONIC ACID: A liquid unsaturated fatty acid occurring in the liver, brain, glands, and fat of animals. Generally isolated from the liver. In skin creams and lotions to soothe eczema and rashes.

ASPARTIC ACID: DL and L forms. Aminosuccinate Acid. Can be animal or plan (e.g. Molasses) source. In Creams and ointments. Sometimes synthesized for commercial purposes.

BEE PRODUCTS: From bees. For bees. Bees are selectively bred. Culls are killed. A Cheap sugar is substituted for their stolen honey and millions die as a result. Their legs are often torn off by pollen-collecting trap doors.

BEE POLLEN: Collected from the legs of bees. Causes allergic reactions in some people. In supplements, shampoos, toothpastes, deodorants. Too concentrated for human use.

BEESWAX: Obtained from the honeycomb of bees. Very cheap and traditional but harmful to the skin. Some companies won't use beeswax as it doesn't permit the skin to breathe. In lipsticks and many other cosmetics, especially face creams, lotions, mascaras, eye creams and shadows, makeup bases, nail whiteners, etc. Used in making candles, crayons and polishes. Alternatives: Paraffin; vegetable oils and fats; ceresin, made from the mineral ozokerite (replaces beeswax in candle making); carnauba wax from the Brazilian palm tree (used in many cosmetics and in the manufacture of rubber, phonograph records, in waterproofing and writing inks); Japan was, from the fruit of a tree grown in Japan and China; synthetic beeswax.

BENZOIC ACID: In almost all vertebrates and in berries. In mouthwashes, deodorants, creams, aftershave lotions, perfumes, foods, beverages. Alternatives: gum benzoin (tincture) from the aromatic balsamic resin from trees grown in china, Sumatra, Thailand and Cambodia.

BIOTIN: Vitamin H. Vitamin B Factor. In every living cell and in larger amounts in milk and yeast. Used in cosmetics, shampoos, creams. Alternatives: plant sources.

BLOOD: This should be obvious but if it isn't.... From any slaughtered animal. Used in cheese making, foam rubber, intravenous feedings, medicines and as adhesive in plywood. Possibly in foods as lecithin (see). Alternatives: synthetics, plant sources.

BOAR BRISTLES: Hair from wild or captive hogs. In "natural" toothbrushes, hairbrushes, bath brushes, cosmetic brushes and shaving brushes. Alternatives: vegetable fibers, nylon.

BONE ASH: Bone earth. The ash of burned bones, used as a fertilizer, in making ceramics and in cleaning and polishing compounds.

BONEBLACK: Bone charcoal. A black pigment containing about 10% charcoal made by roasting bones in an airtight container. Used in aquarium filters and in refining cane sugar. In eye shadows, polishes.

BONE MEAL: Animal bones. In some fertilizers, some vitamins and supplements as a source of calcium, toothpastes. Alternatives: plant mulch, vegetable compost, dolomite, clay, vegetarian vitamins.

CAPRYLIC ACID: Can come from cow or goat milk. Also from palm and coconut oil, other plant oils. In perfumes, soaps.

CARMINE: Cochineal. Carminic Acid. Red pigment from the crushed female cochineal insect. Reportedly 70,000 beetles may be killed to produce one pound of this red dye. Used in cosmetics, shampoos, red apple sauce and other foods. May cause allergic reactions. Alternatives: beet juice, no known toxicity (used in powders, roughes, shampoos); alkanet root, from the root of an herblike tree, no known toxicity (used as a red dye for inks, wines, lip balms, etc. and can be combined to make a copper or blue coloring).

CAROTENE. Provitamin A. Beta Carotene. Found in many animal tissues and in all plants. Used as a coloring in cosmetics and in the manufacture of Vitamin A.

CASEIN. Caseinogen. Milk protein. In "non-dairy" creamers, many cosmetics , hair preparations, beauty masks. Alternatives: soy protein, vegetable milks.

CASTOREUM: Castor. From muskrat and beaver genitals. Used in perfumes and incense. Alternatives: synthetics, plant sources. Castor oil comes from the castor bean and is used in many cosmetics.

CATGUT: Tough cord or thread made from the intestines of sheep, horses, etc. Used for surgical sutures and for stringing tennis rackets and musical instruments, etc. Alternatives: nylon & other man-made fibers.

CETYL ALCOHOL: Cetyl Lactate. Cetyl Myristate. Cetyl Palmitate. Ceteth-1, 02, etc. Wax found in spermaceti (see) from sperm whales or dolphins. Used in lipsticks, mascaras, nail polish removers, hand lotions, cream roughs and many other cosmetics, shampoos, hair lacquers and other hair products, deodorants, antiperspirants (Federal regulations currently prohibit the use of ingredients derived from marine mammals.) Alternatives: vegetable cetyl alcohol (e.g., coconut) synthetic spermaceti.

CHOLESTERIN: Cholesterol. A steroid alcohol, especially in all animal fats and oils, nerve tissue, egg yolk and blood. Can be derived from lanolin (see). In cosmetics, eye creams, shampoos, etc. Alternatives: plant sources, synthetics.

CIVET: Obtained from the civet, a small mammal, by stimulating it, usually through torture. Civets are kept captive in cages in horrible conditions. Used in perfumes as a fixative.

COLLAGEN: A fibrous protein in vertebrates. Usually derived from animal tissue. In cosmetics. Can't affect the skin's own collagen. Alternatives: soy protein, almond oil, amla oil (from Indian tree's fruit).

CORTISONE: Cortico Steroid. Hormone from cattle liver. Widely used in medicine. Alternatives: synthetics.

CYSTEINE, L-Form. CYSTINE: Two amino acids which can come from animals. Used in hair products and creams, in some bakery products and wound healing formulations. Alternatives: Plant sources.

DOWN: Good or duck insulating feathers. Often from slaughtered or cruelly exploited geese. Used in pillows and as an insulator in quilts, parkas, sleeping bags. Bad in cold, wet weather as it packs down. Alternatives: many polyester and man-made substitutes, superior in many ways; kapok (silky fibers from the seeds of some tropical trees); milkweed seed pod fibers.

DUODENUM SUBSTANCES: From the digestive tracts of cattle and swine. In some vitamins and medicines. Alternatives: vegetarian vitamins, synthetics.

EGG ALBUMIN: Albumen. In eggs, milk, muscles, blood and in many vegetable tissues and fluids. In cosmetics, albumin is usually derived from egg whites. May cause allergic reactions. In cakes, cookies, candies, other foods. Egg whites sometimes used in "clearing" wines.

EGG PROTEIN: In shampoos, skin preparations, etc. Alternatives: plant proteins.

ELASTIN: Found in the neck ligaments and aorta of cattle (bovine). Similar to collagen Can't affect the skin's own elasticity. Alternatives: synthetics, proteins from plant tissues.

ESTROGEN: Estrone. Estradiol. From cow ovaries and pregnant mares' urine. Considered a drug. Can have harmful systemic effects if used by children. Used for reproductive problems and in birth control pills. In creams and lotions. Has no effect in the creams as a "nourishing" factor and simple vegetable source creams are considered better. Alternatives: Oral contraceptives marketed today are usually based on synthetic steroids. Phytoestrogens (from plants) are being researched currently.

FATTY ACIDS: Can be one or any mixture of liquid and solid acids, caprylic, myristic , oleic, palmitic, stearic (see all), behenic. Used in bubble baths, lipsticks, soaps, detergents, cosmetics, shampoos, foods. Alternatives: vegetable-derived acids, soya lecithin, safflower oil, bitter almond oil, sunflower oil, etc.

FEATHERS: Generally from exploited and/or slaughtered birds. Can be used as ornaments in whole or can be ground up in shampoos, etc. See Down. See Keratin.

FISH LIVER OIL: Cod-Liver Oil. Fish livers. Used in Lubricating creams and lotions, vitamins and supplements. In milk fortified with Vitamin D. Alternatives: vegetable oils, yeast extract ergosterol, sunshine.

FISH OIL: See Marine Oil. Fish oil can be from marine mammals. Used in skin ointments, soap making, etc. (Federal regulations currently prohibit the use of ingredients derived from the marine mammals.)

FISH SCALES: Used in shimmery makeups (eye, etc.). Garbage cans full of scales are sold to manufacturers. Alternatives: mica, rayon.

FLETAN OIL: Rare ingredient derived from fish liver which includes lecithin, Vitamin A and Vitamin D (see all).

FUR: Hopefully speaks for itself.

GELATIN: Gel. Protein obtained by boiling skin, tendons, ligaments or bones with water, From cattle and hogs. Used in shampoos, face masks, other cosmetics. Used as a thickener for fruit gelatins and puddings ("Jello"). In candies, marshmallows, cakes, ice cream, yogurts. On photographic film as a coating and in vitamins as capsules. Sometimes used to assist in "clearing" wines. Alternatives: algae and seaweed (carrageen [Irish moss], algin, agar-agar, kelp), used in jellies, plastics, medicines; pectin from fruit; dextrins; locust bean gum cotton gum. Marshmallows were originally made from the root of the marshmallow plant.

GLUTAMIC ACID: An amino acid found widely in plant and animal tissue. Used as food seasoning and as an antioxidant in cosmetics.

GLYCERIDES: Monoglycerides. Diglycerides. From animal fat. In margarines, cake mixes, confectioneries, foods, cosmetics, etc. See Glycerin. Alternatives: vegetable monoglycerides and diglycerides, synthetics.

GLYCERIN: Glycerol. Polyglycerol. Polytethylene Glycol (PEG). A by-product of soap manufacture (normally used animal fat). In cosmetics, foods, mouthwashes, toothpastes, soaps, ointments, medicines, lubricants, transmission and brake fluids, plastics. Alternatives: Vegetable or vegetable glycerin, a by-product of vegetable oil soap; derivatives of seaweed, petroleum.

GUANINE: Pearl essence. Obtained from scales of fish. Constituent of ribonucleic acid and deoxyribonucleic acid and is found in all animal and plant tissues. In shampoos, nail polish, other cosmetics. Alternatives: leguminous plants, synthetics.

HIDE GLUE: Same as gelatin but of a cruder, impure form. Alternatives: Dextrins and synthetic petrochemical-based adhesives.

HONEY: Food for bees, made by bees. Still a sugar, too concentrated for humans. Contains toxins harmful to humans. Can cause allergic reactions. In cosmetics, foods. Alternatives: Maple syrup, Date sugar, syrups made from grains.

HORSEHAIR AND OTHER ANIMAL HAIR: In some blankets mattresses, brushes, furniture, etc. Alternatives: vegetable and man-made fibers.

HYDROLYZED ANIMAL PROTEIN: In cosmetics, especially shampoos and hair treatments. Alternatives: soy protein, other vegetable proteins, amla oil (from an Indian tree's fruit).

INSULIN: From the pancreas of hogs and oxen. Used by millions of diabetics daily. Alternatives: synthetics, human insulin grown in a lab, diet when possible.

ISINGLASS: A form of gelatin prepared from the internal membranes of fish bladders. In foods and sometimes used in "clearing" wines. Alternatives: bentonite clay, "Japanese isinglass"; see Alternatives for Gelatin. Isinglass is also a mineral, mica, used in cosmetics.

KERATIN: From the ground-up horns, hoofs, feathers, quills and hair of various creatures. In hair rinses, shampoos, permanent wave solutions. Alternatives: almond oil, soy protein, amla oil, (from an Indian tree's fruit), rosemary, nettle. Rosemary and nettle give body and stand strength to hair.

LACTIC ACID: L-Lactic Acid (a by-product of the slaughterhouse). Produced by the fermentation of lactose when milk sours or from sucrose and some other carbohydrates by the action of certain microorganism. Can be found in blood and muscle tissue. In skin fresheners, adhesives, plasticizers, pharmaceuticals, sour milk, beer, sauerkraut, pickles and other food products made by bacterial fermentation. Used in foods and beverages as an acidulant, flavoring and preservative.

LACTOSE: Milk sugar. Milk of mammals. In eye lotions, foods, tablets, cosmetics, baked goods, medicines, Alternatives: plant milk sugars.

LANOLIN: Lanolin Acid. Lanolin Alcohols (sterol, Triterpene Alcohol, Aliphatic Alcohol). Wool Fat. Laneth-5, -10, etc. Lanogene. Lanosterol. Isopropyl Lanolate. A product of the oil glands of sheep, extracted from their wool. In many skin care products and cosmetics and in medicines. Some cosmetic companies won't use it because it commonly causes allergic contact skin rashes, and also they consider it to be a cheap filler. Vegetable sources are thought to be better moisturizers- lanolin is too greasy, waterproof and sealing. Skin can't breathe. See Wool for cruelty to sheep.

LARD: Fat from hog abdomens. In shaving creams , soaps, cosmetics, baked goods and other foods. Hard to digest. Alternatives: vegetable fats or oils.

LEATHER: Suede. Calfskin. Sheepskin. Alligator. Kid. Euphemism for animal skin. The use of and sale of it subsidizes the meat industry . Used to make wallets, handbags, belts, furniture, and car upholstery, shoes, coats, etc. Alternatives: natural materials such as cotton, canvas, etc.; man-made materials such as nylon, vinyl.

LECITHIN: Choline Bitartrate. In all living organism. Frequently obtained for commercial purposes from eggs and soybeans (when stated SOY lecithin). Also from nerve tissue , blood, milk, corn. Choline bitartrate, the basic constituent of lecithin, is in many animal and plant tissues or prepared synthetically. Lecithin can be in eye creams, lipsticks, liquid powders, hand creams, lotions, soaps, shampoos, other cosmetics, candies and other foods, medicines.

LINOLEIC ACID: An essential fatty acid (see). In cosmetics vitamins.

LIPASE: Enzyme from the stomachs and tongue glands of calves, kids and lambs. Probably in some vitamins. Alternatives: vegetable enzymes.

LIPOIDS/LIPIDS: Fat and fatlike substances which occur in animals and plants.

LUNA SPONGE: Sea Sponge., A plantlike animal that lives in the sea and is becoming scarce. Alternatives: man-made sponges.

MARINE OIL: Fish Oil. From fish or marine mammals (including porpoises). Used in soap making, candles, lubricants, paints and as a shortening (especially in some margarines). (Federal regulations currently prohibit the use of ingredients derived from marine mammals.)

METHIONINE: An essential amino acid found in various proteins. Used as a texturizer in creams.

MILK PROTEIN: Hydrolyzed Milk Protein. From milk (cows). In cosmetics, shampoos, moisturizers, conditioners, etc. Alteratives: soy protein, other plant proteins.

MINK OIL: From minks. In cosmetics, creams, etc. Alternatives: vegetable oils and emollients (e.g., avocado, almond oil, jojoba, etc.)

MUSK: Obtained from the genitals of the Northern Asian small hornless deer. In perfumes and food flavorings. Can cause allergic reactions. Alternatives: labdanum (oil which comes from various rockrose shrubs), no known toxicity. Other plants have a musky scent also.

MYRISTIC ACID: Isopropyl myristate. Myristyl. Etc. In most animal and vegetable fats. In Butter acids. Used in shampoos, creams, cosmetics, food flavorings. Alternatives: nut butters, oil of lovage, coconut oil, extract from seed kernels of nutmeg, etc.

"NATURAL SOURCE.": Can mean animal, vegetable or mineral source. Most often in the health food industry, it means an animal source, especially in cosmetics (e.g., animal elastin [see], animal glands, fat, protein , oil, etc.) . Be wary of this term. Find out exact source.

NUCLEIC ACID: In the nucleus of all living cells. Used in cosmetics, shampoos, conditioners, vitamins, supplements, etc. Alternatives: plant sources.

OCTYL DODECANOL: Mixture of solid waxy alcohols. Primarily from stearyl alcohol (see).

OLEIC ACID: Oleth-2, -3, -20, etc. Oleyl Alcohol. Oleamine. Oleyl Betaine. Obtained from various animal and vegetable fats and oils. Is usually obtained commercially from inedible tallow (see). In foods, soft soaps, bar soaps, permanent wave solutions, shampoos, creams, nail polish, lips ticks, liquid makeups, many other skin preparations. Alternatives: coconut oil; see alternatives for Animal Oils and Fats.

OX BILE: Oxgall. From castrated bovines. In creams.

PALMITIC ACID: Palmitate. Fatty Acids. From fats, oils (see Fatty Acids) mixed with stearic acid (see). Occurs in many animal fats and plant oils. In shampoos, shaving soaps, creams. Alternatives: palm oil and other vegetable sources.

PANTHENOL: Depanthenol. Vitamin B Complex Factor. Provitamin B5. Can come from animal or plant sources or synthetics. In shampoos, foods, supplements, emollients, etc.

PEPSIN: Obtained from the stomachs or hogs. A clotting agent. In some cheeses and vitamins. Same uses and alternatives as rennet (see).

PLACENTA: Placenta Polypeptides Protein. Afterbirth. Contains waste matter eliminated by the fetus. Derived from the uterus of slaughtered animals. Animal placenta is widely used in skin creams, shampoos, masks, etc. Doesn't remove wrinkles. Alternatives: kelp, vegetable oils.

POLYPEPTIDES: Obtained from slaughterhouse wastes. See RNA/DNA. Alternatives: plant proteins and enzymes.

PROPOLIS: A resinous substance collected from various plants by bees and used in the construction of their hives. In toothpastes, shampoos, deodorants, supplements, etc.

POLYSORBATES: Derivatives of fatty acids (see). In cosmetics, foods.

PRISTANE: Obtained from the liver oil of sharks and from whale ambergris (see). See Squalene. Used as a lubricant and anticorrosive agent. In cosmetics. (Federal regulations currently prohibit the use of ingredients derived from marine mammals.) Alternatives: plant oils, synthetics.

PROGESTERONE: A steroid hormone (see) used in face creams. Can have adverse systemic effects. Alternatives: synthetics.

RENNET: Rennin. From calves' stomachs. Used in cheesemaking, rennet custard (junket) and in many coagulated dairy products. Alternatives: microbial coagulating agents, bacteria culture, lemon juice.

RNA/DNA: Ribonucleic Acid. Deoxyribonucleic Acid. Polypeptides. Obtained from slaughterhouse wastes. In all living cells. Used in many protein shampoos and cosmetics. Alternatives: plant cells.

ROYAL JELLY: Secretion of the throat glands of the honeybee workers that is fed to the larvae in a colony and to all queens larvae. No proven value in cosmetic preparations. Alternatives: aloe vera, comfrey, other plant derivatives.

SABLE BRUSHES: From the fur of sables (weasel-like mammals). Used to make cosmetic brushes. Alternatives: synthetic furs and fibers.

SILK: Shiny fiber made by silkworms to form their cocoons. Boiled or roasted in their cocoons to get the silk. Used in cloth and silk screening. Alternatives: milkweed seed pod fibers, nylon, silk-cotton tree and ceiba tree filaments (kapok), rayon, man-made silks. Other fine cloth can be and is used for silk screening. Taffeta can be made from silk or nylon.

SILK POWDER: Obtained from the secretion of the silkworm. Used as a coloring agent in face powders, soaps, etc. Causes severe allergic reactions; systemic reactions if inhaled or ingested.

SNAILS: Crushed. In some cosmetics.

SPERMACETI: Cetyl Palmitate. Sperm Oil. Waxy oil derived from the sperm whale's head or from dolphins. In skin creams, ointments, shampoos, candles, many margarines. Used in the leather industry. May become rancid and cause irritations (Federal regulations currently prohibit the use of ingredients derived from marine mammals.) Alternatives: Synthetic spermaceti, jojobas oil and other vegetable emollients.

SQUALANE: Obtained from shark liver oil. Lubricant and perfume fixative. Alternatives: synthetics.

SQUALENE: From shark liver oil or vegetable oil. An emollient from a "natural source" (see). A precursor of cholesterol in biosynthesis. In cosmetics, moisturizers, hair dyes. Alternatives: vegetable emollients (olive oil, wheat germ oil, rice bran oil, etc.).

STEARIC ACID: Tallow (see). Stearamide. Stearate. Quaternium 27. Stearin. Fat from cows, sheep, etc. (could be dogs and cats from shelters). Most often refers to a fatty substance taken from the stomachs of pigs. Can be harsh, irritating. Used in cosmetics, soaps, lubricants, candles, hairsprays, conditioners, deodorants, creams. Alternatives: can be found in many vegetable fats, e.g., coconut.

STEARYL ALCOHOL: Stenol. A mixture of solid alcohols; can be prepared from sperm whale oil. In medicines, creams, rinses, shampoos, etc. (Federal regulations currently prohibit the use of ingredients derived from marine mammals.) Alternatives: plant tissues, synthetics.

STEROID: Sterol. From various animal glands or from plant tissues. Steroids include sterols. Sterols are alcohols from animals or plants (e.g., cholesterol). Used in hormone preparations. In creams, lotions, hair conditioners, fragrances, etc. Alternatives: plant tissues, synthetics.

TALLOW: Tallowate. Tallow Fatty Alcohol. Stearic Acid (see). Rendered beef or sheep fat. May cause eczema and blackheads. In wax paper, crayons, margarines, paints, rubber, lubricants, candles, soaps, shampoos, lipsticks, shaving creams, other cosmetics. Alternatives: vegetable tallow (animal tallow usually used commercially), Japan tallow, paraffin, ceresin (see alternatives for Beeswax).

TURTLE OIL: Sea Turtle Oil. From the muscles and genitals of giant sea turtles. In soaps, skin creams, nail creams, other cosmetics. Alternatives: Vegetable emollients (see Alternatives for Animal Oils and Fats).

UREA: Carbamide. Imidazolidinyl Urea. Uric Acid. Found in urine and other body fluids. Also produced synthetically. In deodorants, ammoniated dentifrices, mouthwashes, hair colorings, hand creams, lotions, shampoos, etc. Used to "brown" baked goods such as pretzels.

VITAMIN A: Retinol. Acetate and Palmitate (see Palmitic Acid). An aliphatic alcohol. Can come from fish-liver oil (e.g., shark-liver oil), egg yolks, butter, lemongrass, wheat germ oil, carotene in carrots, etc., synthetics. In cosmetics, creams, perfumes, hair dyes, vitamins, supplements.

VITAMIN B12: Usually from an animal source. Some vegetarian B12 fortified yeasts and analogs available. Some vegetarian B12 vitamins are in a stomach base. Plant algae discovered containing B12, now in supplement form (spirulina). Also, B12 is produced in a healthy body.

VITAMIN D: Ergocalciferol (Vitamin D2, Ergosterol, provitamin D2, Calciferool). Vitamin D3. Vitamin D can come from fish-liver oil, eggs, milk, butter. Vitamin D2 is made by irradiating ergosterol, a provitamin from plants or yeast. Vitamin D3 is from fish-liver oil. In creams, lotions, other cosmetics, vitamins. Alternatives sunshine, plant sources, synthetics.

OTHER VITAMINS: (Choline, Biotin [see], Inositol, Riboflavin, etc.). Many other vitamins can come from animal sources. Alternatives: vegetarian vitamins, plant and mineral sources.

WHEY: From milk. Usually in cakes, cookies, candies, cheese. Alternatives: soybean whey.

WOOL: From sheep (in the U.S., mostly from slaughtered ones). Used in clothing, including blends. Ram lambs and old "wool" sheep are slaughtered for their meat and last shearing. Sheep are transported without food or water in extreme heat and cold. Legs are broken, eyes injured, etc. Sheep are bred to be unnaturally woolly. Inferior sheep are killed. Shearing DOES hurt the sheep. They are pinned down violently, sheared roughly. Their skin is cut up. Every year, hundreds of thousands of shorn sheep die from exposure to cold. Natural predators of sheep (wolves, coyotes, eagles, etc.) are poisoned, trapped and shot. In the USA, overgrazing by cattle and sheep is turning more than 150 million acres of land into desert. "Natural" wool raising uses enormous amounts of resources and energy (to breed, raise, feed, shear, transport, slaughter, etc. the sheep). Many people are allergic to wool. Alternatives: cotton, cotton flannel, linen, man made fibers, etc.





Acetylated Hydrogenated Lard Glyceride

Acetylated Lanolin

Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol

Acetylated Lanolin Ricinoleate

Acetylated Tallow




Ammonium Hydrolyzed Protein

Amniotic Fluid

AMPD Isoteric Hydrolyzed Animal Protein


Animal Collagen Amino Acids

Animal Keratin Amino Acids

Animal Protein Derivative

Animal Tissue Extract _ Epiderm Oil R

Arachidonic Acid


Batyl Alcohol

Batyl Isostearate


Benzyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Animal Protein

Brain Extract



C30-46 Piscine Oil

Calfskin Extract

Cantharides Tincture _ Spanish Fly


Carmine _ Cochineal

Carminic Acid _ Natural Red No. 4


Castor _ Castoreum (not Castor Oil)

Ceteth-2 _ Poltethylene (2) Cetyl Ether

Ceteth-2, -4, -6, -10, -30




Cod-Liver Oil



Cysteine, -L-Form

Cystine (or Cysteine)


Dea-Oleth-10 Phosphate

Desamido Animal Collagen


Dicapryloyl Cystine

Diethylene Tricaseinamide


Dihydrocholesterol Octyledecanoate



Dihydrogenated Tallow Benzylmoniumchloride

Dihydrogenated Tallow Methylamine

Dihydrogenated Tallow Phthalate

Dihydroxyethyl Tallow Amine Oxide

Dimethyl Hydrogenated Tallowamine

Dimethyl Tallowamine

Disodium Hydrogenated TallowGlutamate

Disodium Tallamido Mea-Sulfosuccinate

Disodium Tallowaminodipropionate

Ditallowdimonium Chloride

Dried Buttermilk

Dried Egg Yolk



Egg Oil

Egg Powder

Egg Yolk

Egg Yolk Extract


Embryo Extract


Estradiol Benzoate



Ethyl Arachidonate

Ethyl Ester of Hydrolyzed Animal Protein

Ethyl Morrhuate _ Lipineate

Ethylene Dehydrogenated Tallowamide


Fish Glycerides

Fish Oil


Gelatin (not Gel)

Glucuronic Acid

Glyceryl Lanolate


Guanine _ Pearl Essence




Human Placental Protein

Human Umbilical Extract

Hyaluronic Acid

Hydrogenated Animal Glyceride

Hydrogenated Ditallow Amine

Hydrogenated Honey

Hydrogenated Laneth-5, -20, -25

Hydrogenated Lanolin

Hydrogenated Lanolin Alcohol

Hydrogenated Lard Glyceride

Hydrogenated Shark-Liver Oil

Hydrogenated Tallow Acid

Hydrogenated Tallow Betaine

Hydrogenated Tallow Glyceride

Hydrolyzed Animal Elastin

Hydrolyzed Animal Keratin

Hydrolyzed Animal Protein

Hydrolyzed Casein

Hydrolyzed Elastin

Hydrlyzed Human Placental Protein

Hydrolyzed Keratin

Hydrolyzed Silk

Hydroxylated Lanolin


Isobutylated Lanolin

Isopropyl Lanolate

Isopropyl Tallowatelsopropyl Lanolate

Isostearic Hydrolyzed Animal Protein

Isostearoyl Hydrolyzed Animal Protein



Keratin Amino Acids


Lactic Yeasts

Lactose _ Milk Sugar

Laneth-5 through -40

Laneth-9 and -10 Acetate

Lanolin _ Wool Fat; Wool Wax

Lanolin Acid

Lanolin Alcohols _ Sterols; Triterpene Alcohols; Aliphatic


Lanolin Linoleate

Lanolin Oil

Lanolin Ricinoleate

Lanolin Wax

Lanoinamide DEA



Lard Glyceride

Lauroylhydrolyzed Animal Protein


Liver Extract



Magnesium Lanolate

Magnesium Tallowate

Mammarian Extract


MEA-Hydrolyzed Animal Protein

Menhaden Oil _ Pogy Oil; Mossbunker Oil


Mink Oil

Minkamidopropyl Diethylamine

Muscle Extract


Musk Ambrette

Myristoyl Hydrolyzed Animal Protein


Neat's-Foot Oil


Oleamidopropyl Dimethylamine Hydrolyzed Animal Protein


Oleoyl Hydrolyzed Animal Protein

Oleth-2, and 3

Oleth-5, and 10


Oleth-25 and 50

Oleyl Alcohol

Oleyl Arachidate

Oleyl Imidazoline

Oleyl Lanolate

Ovarian Extract


Palmitoyl Hydrolyzed Animal Protein

Palmitoyl Hydrolyzed Milk Protein

PEG-28 Glyceryl Tallowate

PEG-8 Hydrogenated Fish Glycerides

PEG-5 through -70 Hydrogenated Lanolin

PEG-13 Hydrogenated Tallow Amide

PEG-5 to -20 Lanolate

PEG-5 through -100 Lanolin

PEG-75 Lanolin Oil and Wax

PEG-2 Milk Solids

PEG-6, -8, -20 Sorbitan Beeswax

PEG-40, -75, or -80 Sorbitan Lanolate

PEG-3, -10, or -15 Tallow Aminopropylamine

PEG-15 Tallow Polyamine

PEG-20 Tallowate



Pigskin Extract

Placental Enzymes, Lipids and Proteins

Placental Extract

Placental Protein

Polyglyceryl-2 Lanolin Alcohol Ether

Potassium Caseinate

Potassium Tallowate

Potassium Undecylenoyl Hydrolyzed Animal Protein

PPG-12-PEG-50 Lanolin

PPG-2, -5, -10. -20, -30 Lanolin Alcohol Ethers

PPG-30 Lanolin Ether

Pregnenolone Acetate



Purcelline Oil Syn


Royal Jelly



Saccharide Hydrolysate

Saccharide Isomerate

Serum Albumin

Serum Proteins

Shark-Liver Oil


Shellac Wax

Silk Amino Acids

Silk Powder

Sodium Caseinate

Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate

Sodium Coco-Hydrolyzed Animal Protein

Sodium Hydrogenated Tallow Glutamate

Sodium Laneth Sulfate

Sodium Methyl Oleoyl Taurate

Sodium n-Mythyl-n-Oleyl Taurtate

Sodium Soya Hydrolyzed Animal Protein

Sodium TAllow Sulfate

Sodium Tallowate

Sodium / TEA-Lauroyl Hydrolyzed Animal Protein

Sodium / TEA-Undecylenoyl Hydrolyzed Ani mal Protein

Sodium Undecylenate

Soluble (Animal) Collagen

Soya Hydroxyethyl Imidazoline

Spleen Extract


Stearyl Alcohol _ Stenol



Tallow Acid

Tallow Amide

Tallow Amidopropylamine Oxide

Tallow Amine

Tallow Amine Oxide

Tallow Glycerides

Tallow Hydroxyethal Imidazoline

Tallow Imidazoline

Tallowmide DEA and MEA

Tallowmidopropyl Hydroxysultaine




Tallow Trimonium Chloride _ Tallow

Tea-Abietoyl Hydrolyzed Animal Protein

Tea-Coco Hydrolyzed Animal Protein

Tea-Lauroyl Animal Collagen

Amino Acids

Tea-Lauroyl Animal Keratin Amino Acids

Tea-Myristol Hydrolyzed Animal Protein

Tea-Undecylenoyl Hydrolyzed Animal Protein

Testicular Extract


Triethonium Hydrolyzed Animal Protein Ethosulfate

Trilaneth-4 Phosphate


Wood Fat

Wool Wax Alcohols




Zinc Hydrolyzed Animal Protein



In the January/February 1995 issue of Animal Times-PETA's bimonthly

magazine there is a list of "cruelty-free beers." The following is

direct quotation: "The following brewing companies have assured PETA

in writing that all their various beers are made without

animal-derived ingredients, additives, or processing agents:

Anderson Valley





Big Dog's Hospitality Group

Blue Ridge





Dallas County



Dock Street


Eddie McStiff's



Golden Pacific

Grant's Yakima (but Grant's Apple Honey Ale uses honey)

Greene King


G. Heileman


James Page

Jones Street


Latrobe (Rolling Rock)

Les Brasseurs du Nord

Lost Coast

Mad River

Manhattan Beach

Masters Brewpub & Brasserie




Nevada City

North Coast

Nouveaux Brasseurs-Bar L'Inox




Otter Creek

Otto Brothers'

Pacific Hop Exchange



Pyramid Ales

Ragtime Tavern




Samuel Smith

San Andreas

Scottish & Newcastle

Shan Sui


Shepherd Neame

Sierra Nevada



Sonoma (Dempsey's)

Spinnakers Brewpub




Table Rock


Thames Valley

Treaty Grounds

Triple Rock



Upper Canada

Vaux Brewery

Weeping Radish


Whitbread Beer


Young & Co.

All German beers are winners, because all are vegan. Bavarian purity

laws limitthem to 4 ingredients only: water, grain, hops and yeast."

Also: "Among the breweries making vegan nonalcoholic beer are Miller

(Sharp's), Heileman (Kingsbury), and Anheuser-Busch (O'Doul's Premium

Non-Alcoholic Brew)."




*See Introduction


Acetaldehyde _ Ethanal

Acetic Acid

Acetic Anhydride _ Acetyl Oxide; Acetic Oxide

Acetoin _ Acetyl Methyl Carbinol

Acetylated Sucrose Distearte



Alcloxa _ Aluminum Chlorohydroxy Allantoinate



Allantoin Acetyl Methionine

Allantoin Ascorbate

Allantoin Biotin

Allantoin Calcium Pantothenate

Allantoin Galacturonic Acid

Allantoin Glycyrrhetinic Acid

Allantoin Polygalacturonic Acid


Aluminum Acetate _ Burow's Solution

Aluminum Chorhydroxy Allantoinate

Aluminum Distearate

Aluminum Isostearates/Laurates/Stearates

Aluminum Isostearates/Myristates

Aluminum Isostearates/Palmitates

Aluminum Lactate

Aluminum Myristates/Palmitates

Aluminum Salts (Aluminum Acetate, Alumi num Lanolate, Aluminum


Aluminum Tristearate)

Aluminum Stearates

Aluminum Tripalmitate/Triisostearate

Aluminum Tristearate

Ammonium C12-15 Pareth Sulfate _ Pareth-25-3 Sulfate

Ammonium Isostearate

Ammonium Myristyl Sulfate

Ammonium Oleate

Ammonium Stearate _ Stearic Acid; Ammonium Salt



Ascorbyl Stearate


Aspartic-Acid _ DL & L Forms; Aminosuccinate Acid


Basic Voilet 10

Beheneth-5, -10, -20, -30

Behenic Acid _ Docosanoic Acid

Behenic Acid _ Docosanol

Beta-Carotene _ Provitamin A; Beta Carotene


Biotin _ Vitamin H; Vitamin B Factor


Burow's Solution

Butyl Acetate _ Acetic Acid; Butyl Ester

Butyl Glycolate

Butyl Oleate

Butyl Palmitate

Butyl Phrhaly Butyl Glycolate

Butylrolactone _ Butanolide


C18-36 Acid

C29-70 Acid _ C29-70 Carboxylic Acids

C18-36 Acid Glycol Ester

C18-36 Acid Triglyceride

C9-11 Alcohols

C12-16 Alcohols

C14-15 Alcohols

C12-15 Alcohols Benzoate

C12-15 Alcohols Lactate

C21 Dicarboxylic Acid

C15-18 Glycol

C18-20 Glycol Palmitate

C8-9, C9-11, C9-13, C9-14, C10-11, C10- 13, C11-12, C11-13,

C12-14, C13-14, C13-16, and C20-40


C11-15 Pareth-12 Stearate

C11-15 Pareth-40

C12-13 Pareth 3-7

C14-15 Pareth-7, -11, -13

C10-18 Triglycerieds

Calcium Stearate

Calcium Stearoyl Lactylate



Capryl Betaine

Caprylamine Oxide

Caprylic / Capric / Stearic Triglyceride

Caprylic Acid




Cetearalkonium Bromide

Ceteareth-3 _ Cetyl/Stearyl Ether

Ceteareth-4, -6, -8, -10, -12, -15, -17, -20, - 27, -30


Cetaryl Alcohol



Cetyl Alcohol

Cetyl Ammonium

Cetyl Arachidate

Cetyl Betaine

Cetyl Esters

Cetyl Lactate

Cetyl Myristate

Cetyl Octanoate

Cetyl Palmitate

Cetyl Phosphate

Cetyl Ricinoleate

Cetyl Stearate

Cetyl Stearyl Glycol


Cetylpyridinium Chloride

Cetyltrymethylammonium BromideChitin



Deceth-7-Carboxylic Acid

Decyl Betaine



Diazolidinyl Urea _ Germall II (TM)

Dicetyl Adipate

Dicetyl Thiodipropionate

Diethyl Asparate

Diethyl Palmitoyl Apartate

Diethyl Sebacate

Diethylaminoethyl Stearamide

Diethylaminoethyl Stearate

Diglyceryl Stearate Malate

Dihydroxyethyl Soyamine Dioleate

Dihydroxyethyl Stearamine Oxide

Dihydroxyethyl Stearyl Glycinate

Dimethyl Behenamine

Dimethyl Lauramine Oleate

Dimethyl Myristamine

Dimethyl Palmitamine

Dimethyl Stearamine

Dimethylaminopropyl Oleamide

Dimethylaminopropyl Stearamide

Dimethylol Urea

Dimyristyl Thiodipropionate


Direct Black 51

Direct Red 23 _ Fast Scarlet 4BSA

Direct Red 80

Direct Violet 48

Direct Yellow 12 _ Chrysophenine G

Disodium Cetaeryl Sulfosuccinate

Disodium Isostearamino Mea- Sulfosuccinate

Disodium Monooleamidosulfosuccinate

Disodium Monoricinoleamido Mea- Sulfosuccinate

Disodium Oleamido MIPA-Sulfosuccinate

Disodium Oleamido PEG-2 Sulfosuccinate

Disodium Oleyl Sulfosuccinate

Disodium Stearmido MEA-Sulfosuccinate

Disodium Stearminodipionate

Disodium Stearyl Sulfosuccinate

Distearyl Thiodipropionate

DI-TEA-Palmitoyl Asparate

Dodecanedionic Acid; Cetearyl Alcohol; Gly col Copolymer





Ethyl Aspartate

Ethyl Oleate

Ethyl Palmitate

Ethyl Serinate

Ethyl Stearate

Ethyl Urocanate

Ethylene Dioleamide

Ethylene Distearamide

Ethylene Urea

Ethylhexyl Palmitate


Fatty Alcohols _ Cetyl; Stearyl; Lauryl; Myristyl

Folic Acid



Gel (not Silica gel)

Glucose Glutamate

Glyceryl Caprate

Glyceryl Caprylate

Glyceryl Caprylate/Caprate

Glyceryl Dioleate

Glyceryl Distearate

Glyceryl Hydrostearate

Glyceryl Hydrostearate

Glyceryl Hydroxystearate

Glyceryl Isostearate

Glyceryl Monostearate

Glyceryl Myristate

Glyceryl Oleate

Glyceryl Palmitate Lactate

Glyceryl Stearate SE

Glyceryl Trimyristate

Glycol Stearate SE

Glycyrrhetinyl Stearate

Guanidine Carbonate



Hexanediol Distearate


Hydrogenated Fatty Oils

Hydroxylated Lecithin

Hydroxyoctacosanyl Hydroxyastearate

Hydroxystearmide MEA

Hydroxystearic Acid


Imidazlidinyl Urea


Isobutyl Myristate

Isobutyl Palmitate

Isobutyl Stearate

Isoceteth-10, -20, -30

Isocetyl Alcohol

Isocetyl Isodecanoate

Isocetyl Palmitate

Isocetyl Stearate

Isocetyl Stearoyl Stearate

Isoceteth-10 Stearate

Isodecyl hydroxystearate

Isodecyl Myristate

Isodecyl Oleate

Isodecyl Palmitate

Isohyxyl Palmitate

Isopropyl Acetate

Isopropyl Isostearate

Isopropyl Myristate

Isopropyl Palmitate

Isopropyl Stearate

Isostearamidopropalkonium Chloride

Isostearamidopropyl Betaine


Dimethylamine Glycolate

Isostearamidopropyl Dimethylamine Lactate

Isostearamidopropyl Ethyldimonium Ethosulfate

Isostearamidopropyl Morpholine Lactate

Isostearamidoporopylamine Oxide

Isosteareth-2 through -20

Isostearic Acid



Isostearyl Alcohol

Isostearyl Benzylimidonium Chloride

Isostearyl Diglyceryl Succinate

Isostearyl Erucate

Isostearyl Ethylimidonium Ethosulfate

Isostearyl Hydroxyethyl Imidazoline

Isostearyl Imidazoline

Isostearyl Isostearate

Isostearyl Lactate

Isostearyl Neopentanoate

Isostearyl Palmitate

Isostearyl Stearoyl STearate


Lactic Acid

Lauroyl Sarcosine

Lauryl Isostearate

Lauryl Palmitate

Lauryl Stearate

Lauryl Suntaine

Lithium Stearate


Magnesium Myristate Magnesium Oleate

Magnesium Stearate

Methyl Gluceth-10 or -20

Methyl Glucet-20 Sesquistereate _ Glucamate

Methyl Glucose Sesquioleate

Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate

Methyl Hydroxystearate

Methyl Lactate

Methyl Myristate

Methyl Oleate

Methyl Palmitate

Mixed Isopropanolamines


Morpholine Stearate


Myreth-3 Caprate _ Myristic Ethoxy Caprate

Myreth-3 Laurate

Myreth-3 Myristate


Myristamide DEA _ Myristic Diethanolamide

Myristamide MIPA

Myristamidopropyl Betaine

Myristamidopropyl Diethylamine

Myristamidopropylamine Oxide

Myristamine Oxide

Myristaminopropionic Acid


Myristic Acid

Myristimide MEA


Myristoyl Sarcosine

Myristyl Alcohol

Myristyl Betaine

Myristyl Hydroxyethyl Imidazoline

Myristyl Isostearate

Myristyl Lactate

Myristyl Myristate

Myristyl Neopentanoate _ Ceraphyl

Myristyl Propionate

Myristyl Stearate


Myristyleicosyl Stearate



Nonyl Acetate


Octododecanol-2 _ Octyl Dodecanol

Octododeceth-20, -25

Octododecyl Myristate

Octoxyglyceryl Behenate

Octyl Acetoxystearate

Octyl Hydroxystearate

Octyl Palmitate

Octyl Stearate


Octyldodecyl Stearate

Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate

Oleamide _ Oleylamide

Oleamide DEA _ Oleic Diethanolamide

Oleamide MIPA

Oleamine Oxide

Oleic Acid

Oleoyl Sarcosine

Oleth-3 Phosphate

Oleth 20

Oleth-20 Phosphate

Oleyl Betaine

Oleyl Myristate

Oleyl Oleate

Oleyl Stearate

Orotic Acid _ Pyrimidecarboxylic Acid


Palmamamidopropyl Betaine

Palmitamide DEA, MEA

Palmitamidopropyl Betaine

Palmitamindopropyl Diethylamine


Palmitamine Oxide _ Palmityl Dimethylamine Oxide


Palmitic Acid

Panthenyl Ethyl Etheracetate

Pareth-25- 12

PEG-9 Caprylate

PEG-8 Caprylate / Caprate

PEG-6 Caprylic / Capric Glycerides

PEG-6 to -150 Dioleate

PEG-3 Dipalmitate

PEG-2 through -175 Distearate

PEG-5 through -120 Glyceryl Stearate

PEG-25 Glyceryl Trioleate

PEG-6 or -12 Isostearate

PEG-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate

PEG-4 Octanoate

PEG-2 through -9 Oleamide

PEG-2 through -30 Oleamide

PEG-12, -20, or -30 Oleate

PEG-3 through -150 Oleate

PEG-6 through -20 Palmitate

PEG-25 through -125 Propylene Glycol Stearate

PEG-8 Sesquioleate

PEG-5 or -20 Sorbitan Isostearate

PEG-3 or -6 Sorbitan Oleate

PEG-80 Sorbitan Palmitate

PEG-40 Sorbitan Peroleate

PEG-3 or -40 Sorbitan Stearate

PEG-30, -40, or -60 Sorbitan Tetraoleate

PEG-60 Sorbitan Tetrastearate

PEG-2 through -150 Stearate

PEG-66 or -200 Tryhydroxystearin

Pentaerythrityl Tetraoctanoate

Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate and Calcium Stearate

Phospholipids _ Phosphatides


Polyglycerol-4 Cocoate

Polyglycerol-10 Decalinoleate

Polyglycerol-2 Diisostearate

Polyglycerol-6 Dioleate

Polyglycerol-6 Distearate

Polyglycerol-3 Hydroxylauryl Ether

Polyglycerol-4 Isostearate

Polyglycerol-3, -4 or -8 Oleate

Polyglycerol-2 or -4 Oleyl Ether

Polyglycerol-2 PEG-4 Stearate

Polyglycerol-2 Sesquiisostearate

Polyglycerol-2 Sesquioleate

Polyglycerol-3, -4 or -8 Stearate

Polyglycerol-10 Tertraoleate

Polyglycerol-2 Tetrastearate

Polysorbate 60 and Polysorbate 80

Potassium Apartate

Potassium Coco-Hydrolyzed Protein

Potassium DNA

Potassium Oleate-Oleic Acid

Potassium Salt

Potassium Myristate

Potassium Palmitate

Potassium Stearate _ Stearic Acid Potas sium Salt



PPG-4-Ceteth-1, -5 or -10

PPG-4 Myristyl Ether

PPG-5-Ceteth- 10 Phosphate

PPG-6-C12-18 Pareth

PPG-8-Ceteth, -5, -10, or -20



PPG-10 Cetyl Ether leyl Ether

PPG-11 or -15 Stearyl Ether

PPG-26 Oleate _ Polyxypropylene 2000 Monooleate; Carbowax

PPG-28 Cetyl Ether

PPG-30 Cetyl Ether

PPG-30, -50, Oleyl Ether

PPG-36 Oleate _ Polyoxypropylene (36) Monooleate

PPG-Isocetyl Ether PPG-3- Isosteareth-9


Propylene Glycol Myristate

Protein Fatty Acid Condensates


Pyridium Compounds

Pyroligneous Acid


Retinyl Palmitate

Ribonucleic Acid _ RNA



S-Carboxy Methyl Cysteine

Sebactic Acid _ Decanedioic Acid



Sodium Aluminum Chloroydroxyl Lactate

Sodium C12-15 Pareth-7 Carboxylate

Sodium C12-15 Pareth-Sulfate

Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate

Sodium Cetyl Sulfate

Sodium Cocyl Sarcosinate

Sodium DNA

Sodium Glyceryl Oleate Phosphate

Sodium Isosteareth-6 Carboxylate

Sodium Isosteroyl LacrylatE

Sodium Myreth Sulfate

Sodium Myristate

Sodium Myristoyl Isethionate

Sodium Myristoyl Sarcosinate

Sodium Myristyl Sulfate

Sodium Oleth-7 or -8 Phosphate

Sodium Palmitate

Sodium Pareth- 15-7 or 25-7 Carboxylate

Sodium Pareth-23 or -25 Sulfate

Sodium PCA

Sodium PCA Methysilanol

Sodium Ribonucleic Acid _ SRNA

Sodium Sarcosinate

Sodium Soap

Sodium Stearate

Sodium Steroyl Lactylate

Sodium Urocanate

Sorbeth-6 Hexastearate

Sorbitan Diisoseate

Sorbitan Dioleate

Sorbitan Fatty Acid Esters

Sorbitan Isostearate

Sorbitan Oleate _ Sorbitan Monooleate

Sorbitan Palmitate _ Span 40 (TM)

Sorbitan Sesquioleate

Sorbitan Sequistearate

Sorbitan Triisostearate

Sorbitan Tristearate

Spermaceti _ Cetyl Palmitate

Stearalkonium Bentonite

Stearalkonium Chloride

Stearalkonium Hectorite


Stearamide DEA _ Stearic Acid Diethanolamide

Stearamide DIBA Stearate

Stearamide MIPA Stearate

Stearamide MIPA

Stearamide Oxide

Stearmidopropalkonium Chloride

Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine


Stearamine Oxide



Steareth-4 through -100

Stearic Acid

Stearic Hydrazide

Stearmidoethyl Diethylamine







Stearoxy Dimethicone


Stearoyl Lactylic Acid

Stearoyl Sarcosine

Steartrimonium Chloride

Steartrimonium Hydrolyzed Animal Protein

Stearyl Acetate

Stearyl Betaine

Stearyl Caprylate

Stearyl Citrate

Stearyl Erucamide

Stearyl Erucate

Stearyl Ghycyrrhetinate

Stearyl Heptanoate

Stearyl Hydroxyethyl Imidazoline

Stearyl Lactate

Stearyl Octanoate

Stearyl Stearate

Stearyl Stearoyl Stearate

Stearyldimethyl Amine

Stearylvinyl Ether/Maleic Anhydride Copoly mer

Steriods (sic) (could be misspelling for ste roids)


Sucrose Distearate

Sucrose Laurate

Sucrose Stearate

Synthetic Spermaceti


TEA-Lauroyl Sarcosinate


TEA-Oleate _ Triethanolamine Oleate

TEA-Palm-Kernel Sarcosinate


Terpinyl Acetate

Tetramethyl Decynediol


Tridecyl Stearate

Tryhydroxy Stearin


Trimethylopropane Triisostearate

Trimyristin-Glyceryl Trimyristate

Trioleth-8 Phosphate

Trioleyl Phosphate


Tristearyl Citrate





Urea _ Carbamide







Zinc Stearate _ Zinc Soap



Sources And Where to Find

More Information

Vegan Nutreints: "Soy Not Oi "

"Minimax" Dr. David Phillips

"Vegan Delights" Eva Batt

"Bantam Medical Dictionary"


Listings: "Animal Ingredients and Their Alternatives"

"The American Heritage Dictionary"

"Animal Factories" Mason Jim

Product Labels

"Slaughter Of The Innocent" Ruesch, Hans

"List Of Animal Products and Their Alternatives"

Cardillo, Jon

"Animal Liberation" Singer, Peter

"Websters 11th Collegate Dictionary"

"A Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients"

Winter, Ruth

From The Internet: "" and


Vegan Beer "Cruelty-Free beers." Animal-Times Jan/Feb 1995

This list is not intended to be exhaustive, and inclusion on the list is not an endorsement of the producer or manufacturer. PETA makes no claim regarding these companies' environmental, business, or advertising practices." (uhh, nor does E.G. Smith Press)

*Coors intentionally deleted from list.

Animal Derived

Ingredient List: "Personal Care with Principle," National Anti-Vivisection Society, Spring, 1992

Possible Animal

Derived: Ibid

Myths: From The Internet ""