Soaps, Shampoos and More That Don't Use Animal Testing
Anyone who has ever owned a pet knows how wonderful animals can be. EnviroCitizen.org has found that the desire to avoid animal testing has made many consumers choose companies that practice less wastefulness as well as maintain cruelty-free practices. Finding cruelty-free skin care products is now easy, thanks to the hundreds of companies who want their products to be recognized as humanely tested and therefore more likely to be purchased. Companies committed to staying cruelty-free have all assured PETA in writing that they will not test their products on animals.
The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics’ (CCIC) Leaping Bunny Program administers a cruelty-free standard and the internationally recognized Leaping Bunny Logo for companies producing cosmetic, personal care and household products. The Leaping Bunny Program provides the best assurance that no new animal testing is used in any phase of product development by the company, its laboratories or suppliers.
The Leaping Bunny also features a nice shopping guide for consumers on products and companies around the world who do not use animals in their product development. There is even a smaller guide that can fit in a purse or pack; very convenient for shopping. The guide has some ubiquitous brands that can be bought easily anywhere as well as more luxurious ones.
Burt’s Bees is a green brand that makes all kinds of personal care products as well as cosmetics. They are also green because of their use of recyclable packaging. Paul Mitchell products have always been recognized for their quality, but are also against animal testing. Kiss My Face and other natural personal care items companies are cruelty-free as well.
Caringconsumer.com, a division of PETA, has a great to help consumers find products that are cruelty-free. There are personal care products as well as pet care, cleaners and even office supplies. The website offers an applicaion for iPhones as well for those who prefer to remain a bit more mobile while reviewing the information. The website has a vast collection of articles that educate on animal testing as well as animal ingredients. To make things even easier, they offer a catalog of cruelty-free products that use sustainable practices.
When shopping for cruelty-free items, EnviroCitizen.org suggests that you check for the leaping bunny mark. It is the symbol that certifies that the product meets international standards for being kind to animals. The European Union has made animal testing a thing of the past and the US as well as Canada can do the same, too. Your dollars act as votes that the companies respond to. Make your votes count by using ethical companies.