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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

  • The Leaping Bunny Logo is your guarantee that a product hasn't been tested on animals.

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.

Download the Leaping Bunny app for iPhone/iPad or Android »

Look for the Leaping Bunny logo

Some CCIC-certified companies make animal friendly shopping easier by displaying the Leaping Bunny logo on their products.

Download our informative infographic with details on how to interpret labels and ensure the products you're buying are cruelty-free! »

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

With your support, we've made many strides towards ending animal testing for good. Check the infographic to see what steps we've made so far.

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.

Support the Humane Cosmetics Act, which would end cosmetics testing on animals in the U.S. »

Ready for more? Find even more to do to help end animal testing for cosmetics »