Is Pepper Spray Vegan?

Answer: yes

Pepper spray is a liquid composed of capsaicin (think extracts of the hottest pepper you’ve ever had and then multiply that heat level by one million) and a liquid dispersant, either water or oil based. However, like a lot of liquids, these products may be tested on animals. Make sure to look for legitimate products with labels that clearly state, “not tested on animals.”

And if anyone can figure out why that OWS protester was holding a sign that said “pepper spray is not vegan,” I’d love to know.

4 comments for “Is Pepper Spray Vegan?

  1. Dee
    January 18, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Maybe the sign said pepper spray is not vegan because they were using it to hurt animals(humans).

  2. Paul
    January 20, 2012 at 3:13 am

    ha, was going to say that depends on if you are spraying it on someone or they are spraying it on you but Dee said it best

  3. January 18, 2014 at 6:23 am

    well it’s not vegan if tested on animals..

  4. September 30, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    Actually i’ve never seen any pepper spray with a label that states “not tested on animals”. Do you have any examples? Anyway, it seems to be quite difficult to find informations concerning this matter. If you have any references pleas let me know!

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