Want to Shop (truly!) Cruelty-Free?

It can be hard to “shop your conscience”.  You may try to buy products that say “cruelty-free” or “not tested on animals”, but according to a recent report, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration has almost no control over these labels.  Some companies are a bit more honest and will label products with a phrase like “Final product not tested on animals.”  That means the ingredients are probably tested on animals.   If you don’t want to use beauty products that were tested on animals, there’s an easy way to check up on the products you buy (or want to buy) …

Leaping Bunny:  The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (who runs the Leaping Bunny program) has tons of information about this important cause.  Their website has a list of cruelty-free companies, including partner companies that donate a portion of proceeds back to the program.

Resources:  You can check their online PDF, order a portable copy, or get the Leaping Bunny app for iPhone (at the iTunes store) or Android.

Social Media:  You can also find them on Facebook and

Look for the Logo:  Check the back/bottom/side of products for the Leaping Bunny logo.  It looks like this:

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