SHOP CRUELTY FREE
Advocate with your choices.
Start a new habit, become a cruelty-free consumer. There are many websites and apps that can help you start.
Here are a few to get you started.
It’s a great reason to shop!
A fun website with a database of over 1000+ top-rated cruelty-free products. Cruelty Free Kitty does not sell these products, the site links to the brands, or to retailers like Sephora, Ulta, Target, and Amazon so you can purchase through them.
Cruelty Free International is the globally-recognisable gold standard for cosmetics, personal care and household products. Hundreds of brands are approved cruelty free under our Leaping Bunny programme.
Look for The Leaping Bunny on your favorite products. The Leaping Bunny Program provides the best assurance that a product is free of animal testing. In order to become Leaping Bunny certified, brands must comply with requirements in place that go beyond current laws.
“Every time you purchase non-cruelty-free skincare products, you are sending a message to the market: a message that says you do not care about animal rights and you are not worried about the ingredients in the product you use.
From your own little corner, you can support cruelty-free products by only purchasing from companies that are Leaping Bunny certified. Vote with your money and boycott companies still testing on animals.
It may not seem like a lot to you but you could be making all the difference in the life of thousands of innocent laboratory animals.” ~friendlyturtle.com
Did you know?
Beagles are the most common breed of dog used in research and experiments inside the hundreds of private and public animal testing facilities in the U.S. and across the globe.
Why? Well, for just about the same reasons a beagle makes a wonderful family member: their tendency to trust humans and be affectionate and submissive. Those characteristics make it easier for the human researchers.
Beyond a sweet and forgiving nature, a beagle’s size is also preferred for life in the lab. A beagle takes up less space than larger breeds, and less room needed means less resources and less money spent.
Researchers require streamlined processes and standardized results, so one terrible day way back when, beagles became the breed of choice for the research industry.
“My little dog–a heartbeat at my feet.” ~Emily Dickinson
This database from Rise for Animals, the national animal rights organization on a mission to “end animal experimentation in our lifetime” contains thousands – tens of thousands – of documents obtained through open records requests, with detailed information about specific research facilities, organized brilliantly for ease of use.
The Animal Research Laboratory Overview database is free to access and download with no registration required.
The first step in progress is knowledge.