Are Sharpie Pens vegan?



Are Sharpie Pens vegan? According to Newell Rubbermaid Office Products' responses below, no, we cannot safely say that Sharpie Pens are vegan.

We contacted Sharpie asking

Are Sharpie Pens vegan (contain no animal products/byproducts or animal derived ingredients, no animal testing, etc.)?

Are Sharpie Pens or the ingredients in Sharpie Pens tested on animals by your company or through a third party?

Do you have a list of vegan friendly products?

Here is their reply:
Thank you for choosing Newell Rubbermaid Office Products. Our goal is to provide our customers with the highest quality and service.

Thank you for taking the time to contact us about animal testing. 
As a leading manufacturer of quality products great care is put into the type of ingredients and formulations we use. Like you, we are also concerned about animal testing. Every effort is made to avoid such practices. While we do our best, we cannot guarantee that some of the third-party, indirect suppliers are as sensitive to this issue as we are. We do however, strongly encourage our direct suppliers to work with their partners to avoid these practices. 
Thank you for sharing your concerns and for giving us an opportunity to address this issue. Your feedback is important to us. 
If I can be of further assistance, please reply to this email directly so that we can see all previous replies.
They did not address most of our questions so we tried contacting them again and received the same response as above.

They do not seem to be concerned about animal testing "like us" and we think they should check out:

Earthlings
Cowspiracy
The Most Important Speech You Will Ever Hear

If you have any more information on this, please let us know.

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