Keep Animal Testing Out of Your Shopping Cart
Tips to make sure cruelty isn’t an ingredient in your makeup, personal care and other products
You can become a more compassionate consumer by making sure your cosmetics and personal care, household and pet care products aren't tested on animals. It's easier than you think.
Find certified cruelty-free products
Follow the Leaping Bunny
If you want to know which products are tested on animals—and which aren't—start with the Leaping Bunny guide, a list of cruelty-free brands compiled by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC). As a founding member organization of CCIC, HSUS encourages shoppers to purchase from the cosmetic, personal care, household and pet care companies listed in the guide, since they have met a rigorous, internationally recognized cruelty-free standard.
Look for the Leaping Bunny logo
Some CCIC-certified companies make animal friendly shopping easier by displaying the Leaping Bunny logo on their products.
Choose bunny-approved online stores
When you shop at crueltyfreeconsumer.com, vitacost.com/cruelty-free, whiterabbitbeauty.com or drugstore.com/crueltyfree, you can be sure you're buying products that are Leaping Bunny-certified. And there's a bonus: Buy any of these animal-friendly goodies and a percentage of the purchase price will be donated to the CCIC.
Ask companies if they test on animals
If a brand you're considering isn't on the Leaping Bunny list, contact the company and ask if its products or ingredients are tested on animals at any stage in the manufacturing process. Also ask if the company sells its products in China, which requires animal testing of cosmetics. You can get in touch with companies using the toll-free number on their packages or via their website.
Get more companies to go cruelty-free
Help expand the number of companies that meet the Leaping Bunny standard by asking them to have their products certified cruelty-free. Download a sample letter/email for ideas on how to word your request. Check the product or the company's website for contact information.Ready for more? Find even more to do to help end animal testing for cosmetics »