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For those shoppers who compassionate as well as thrifty: there are many logos and declarations of 'cruelty-free' products offered today. Be wary...
By 1996, "cruelty-free" shopping had become popular, but it was also confusing, sometimes misleading, and ultimately frustrating. Companies had begun designing their own bunny logos, abiding by their own definition of "cruelty-free" or "animal friendly" without the participation of animal protection groups.
In response, eight national animal protection groups banded together to form the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC). The CCIC promotes a single comprehensive standard and an internationally recognized Leaping Bunny Logo. We are working with companies to help make shopping for animal-friendly products easier and more trustworthy.
Oftentimes, products claim to be "cruelty-free" or "not tested on animals," but their claims may only refer to the finished product. As you may be aware, the majority of animal testing occurs at the ingredient level. Similarly, some companies may state, "We do not test on animals," when in fact they merely contract other companies to do the testing. These kinds of claims are often confusing and misleading for consumers.
The Leaping Bunny Program offers not just a list, but a Standard--the only Standard that guarantees a product free of new animal testing. While many ingredients have been tested on animals in the past, the Standard is designed to prevent future animal testing and eventually drive animal testing out of the industry completely! In addition, the Leaping Bunny Standard is internationally recognized. Formed from the nation's largest animal protection groups, the CCIC also partners with animal protection groups in Canada and Europe.
All Leaping Bunny companies must comply with the same Standard. Obtaining the Leaping Bunny Logo is an optional step that some companies choose for marketing purposes. At any point, a Leaping Bunny company may purchase the Logo for a nominal fee; however, there is no cost for companies to apply, get approved, and be listed in our online and printed shopping guides and marketing materials. Those who choose to use the logo are marked in the online guides.
Remember - the only guaranteed trustworthy logo is the LEAPING BUNNY.
Go to peta.Com they have the list of all the companies who do and do not test on animals.
Animal testing is cruel. I don't buy products that were tested on animals. I use Omorovicza, Murad, and Burt's Bees skin care line. These products are not tested on animals.
There's a lot of companies that don't do animal testing. I came across presentinity.com, they sell makeup and sets by companies certified as not testing on animals - including the ingredients and final product. Check it out, they have nice things and the prices are reasonable.
I heard an interview on Triple J with one of the women who started Body Shop. Obviously defending her position, but she couldn't understand why people said Body Shop was a "sell out". Body shop still hold their CCIC rating see: www.leapingbunny.org It was L'Oreal wanting to improve their image and so they purchased the Body Shop. As part of the deal the owners of Body Shop insisted the integrity of the product and fundamentals behind it were kept. Whether or not it has improved L'Oreals ethics I don't know, but I believe body shop products are still not tested on animals.
Actually unfortunately the Body Shop is now owned by L'Oreal! Those Sell outs! And it is so easy to make the switch to products that have not been tested on animals, and as these products tend to be organic, it's BETTER for you, too!
I think it's disgusting but I can't really say anything because I do use products such as ysl dior etc. But if they could find another way which there is instead of using poor innocent animals. The body shop isn't tested on animals.
why didn't you give lists.
Editor's Note: Here is a list: http://www.iamscruelty.com/notTested.asp
I think that animal testing is one of the great deceptions of our time. Not only are millions of animals suffering immensely, but even worse, its all so unnecessary. Think about it? People defend animal testing, especially in the medical world, but personally, I expected more from such intelligent people. If a close family member can react differently to a medication, which happens often enough, then how is it logical that drugs are tested on animals for human safety, when their not only not family, but an entirely different species!? Even when the products are have awful affects on the animals, they are sometimes released onto the market. Remember thalomide, the drug meant for morning sickness that caused serious birth defects? As far as animal testing for cosmetics and house hold products goes, I think this is something that must be stopped immediately. Or has our society become so vain that we can condone this atrocity?
Testing on animals should be only allowed for products made for animals. I am completely against testing household cleaners and make-up on animals. But I think companies that are making products for animals should be able to test on animlas.
i think that it is wrong to test on animals because you would not like it if we tested on you and drugged you and tested bleach and other household products on you. We are against testing makeup and other things on animals. Stop testing on animals.
Burt's bees products are also not tested on animals, as well as seventh generation products.
Yes it is so wrong. I absolutely hate people who test on animals. Ii always buy "no animal tested" products and animals ingredients! It's so sick. It should be band right now. Is the body shop tested on animals? It says it's not. I'm a vegetarian as well. There are some really sick people out there! My motto is "together we can stop it forever".
Great idea now. Time to boycott the companies that do test on animals. It makes me sick. Even Iams tests on animals!
Is there any inexpensive products that are sold in stores that do not test on animals?
i agree. animal testing is horrible. they should be licensed to animal test by paying a high fine if they choose to do it. find other ways to test products and limit the animals being totured and killed.
Thanks for bringing up a really important issue! In my experience PETA.org is one of the best sources for this info. They even require companies on their list to not buy supplies from other companies who do animal testing!
Seventh Generation does have great products! I'm quickly becoming a big fan, and don't mind paying a little more for natural, cruelty-free products.
In my previous post I said go to
And look on left side of page. I meant right side of page and click on More under Cruelty Free Companies.
Yes, animal testing is not necessary and incredibly cruel!!
Paula's Choice is a line of makeup, hair and skincare products that do not test on animals.
And she has a book that has a list of animal free testing products as well as a comprehensive review of various beauty products which is helpful for allergy concerns and general consumer concerns.
I have used her products and was pleased with them.
Check out the website:
Also go here:
Look on the left side and click on More under Cruelty Free Companies. This will give you a Word file that can be saved or printed that lists companies that have complete product lines without using animal testing or using animal ingredients in their products. This is a Peta website and I do not endorse Peta as a lot of their information and tactics are not entirely truthful or ethical either but they do provide a continually updated list of companies that are Cruelty Free and that I endorse!!
A lot of the animal org. web sites have brochures you can order that give the companies who don't test. I have ordered them many times over the years. I just try not to use many chemicals in general.
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