Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Day 63: Compassionate Shopping Guide

     Today I decided to look into the "Compassionate Shopping Guide" I picked up at the Animals Rights National Convention that I went to on day 53. After looking in this guide I was pleased to find that a few of the products I already regularly purchase were on the list of companies in this booklet, as well as found a bunch of brands that I recognized but never knew they were in fact cruelty-free. This is a great find for those of you looking for a reliable list of cruelty free products.

    The Leaping Bunny Program put together a great shopping guide of over 300 certified cosmetic, personal care, and household product companies that have cruelty-free standards. These companies are therefore allowed to use the internationally recognized leaping bunny logo, which requires that no new animal testing be used in any phase of the product development of the company after they join. Not only that but these companies also have to get all of their third party manufacturers and suppliers to individually agree to not take part in animal testing as well. How great is that?!

    The Leaping Bunny Program was formed in 1996 and is run by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics and is comprised of many leading animal protection groups such as;

* American Ant-Vivisection Society, Chair
* American Humane Association
* Animal Alliance of Canada
* Beauty without Cruelty, USA
* Doris Day Animal League
* Te Humane Society of Canada
* The Humane Society of the United States
* MSPCA Center for laboratory Animal Welfare
* New England Anti-Vivisection Society
* European Coalition to End Animal Experiments

    You can view the list as well as download the guide for free at www.leapingbunny.org. Not only that but they also have a free iphone app version of this guide, that is available through itunes.

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