As part of moving the City away from products that test products on animals, Blumenfield led the push to move City departments to purchase only “cruelty-free” office products. This is one step closer to ensuring that supplies used in City facilities are free of animal testing, including but not limited to hand soaps and cleaning solutions. Testing cleaning products on animals is not only based on flawed science, but it is simply despicable and inhumane that major companies in our country treat man's best friend like a science experiment. As folks purchase cleaning products, the companies that produce them are confining and experimenting on millions of animals including dogs, cats, monkeys, rats, mice, rabbits, pigs and horses in steel cages. This motion is an important first step the City is taking to combat these cruel practices.