Every day, animals are used to test ingredients in common products like makeup, shampoos, and household cleaners. Rabbits, mice, and guinea pigs are put through cruel and unnecessary tests and are typically killed when they are no longer needed, despite the availability of alternatives that do not involve animal suffering and are more reliable.
There are no regulations in place to define the meaning of “cruelty-free,” allowing companies to make any claims they wish about their animal testing policies. In 1996, the Leaping Bunny Program was created to help consumers navigate the confusion and provide the most accurate information on cruelty-free companies. The Leaping Bunny Program certifies personal care and household product companies that pledge to eliminate new animal testing from all stages of product development by the company, its laboratories, or ingredient suppliers.
To date, over 500 companies have been Leaping Bunny certified, including Method, Seventh Generation, Burt’s Bees, J.R. Watkins, Juice Beauty, and The Body Shop. Recognized in the U.S., Canada, and the European Union, the Leaping Bunny Logo is the only internationally recognized logo of its kind.
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