CRUELTY-FREE LISTS & SHOPPING GUIDES
CCIC – LEAPING BUNNY PROGRAM
The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics’ (CCIC) Leaping Bunny Program provides independent confirmation that a company does not test on animals. The Leaping Bunny logo is the only label you can be entirely sure indicates animals were not used at any point in the creation of the product. If a company is not part of the Leaping Bunny Program, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it tests on animals, but any company that is included is guaranteed not to.
Here’s an excerpt from an email I received from Kim at CCIC about Leaping Bunny:
“Although there are other ‘cruelty free’ lists promoted by individual animal groups, Leaping Bunny is the only Standard that guarantees a product free of new animal testing. The Leaping Bunny list offers the most up-to-date list of companies that have agreed in writing to ban animal testing throughout their manufacturing process (including ingredients!). Leaping Bunny requires verifiable assurances from ingredient suppliers, in addition to an unchangeable date after which these ingredients may not be tested on animals.”
To see what companies are Leaping Bunny certified, check out the Leaping Bunny Shopping Guide. There are lists for US & Canadian companies and European companies. You can also refer to their Sample Letter as a guide when contacting companies to inquire about animal testing.
PETA – CARING CONSUMER PROGRAM
You don’t need to agree with all their tactics to take advantage of the information offered by PETA’s Caring Consumer Program. They maintain Companies That Do Test on Animals and Companies That Don’t Test on Animals lists, which you can download, print, and take with you when shopping. There’s a Search feature and a category for companies working for regulatory change. PETA also provides information about unnecessary animal testing beyond the realm of consumer products.
NATIONAL ANTI-VIVISECTION SOCIETY (NAVS)
NAVS‘ slogan is “advancing science without harming animals.”
HUMANE SOCIETY – “BE CRUELTY-FREE”
The international “Be Cruelty-Free” Campaign aims to end animal testing in cosmetics, personal care, and household items. It’s filled with ways to get involved and information, including animal testing history and laws, current developments, and a super useful FAQ-style Fact Sheet.
Another large, global campaign, Cruelty-Free International works toward its goal of banning of animal testing of cosmetics in every country.