Happy Easter & Buona Pasqua! 🐰
In honor of bunnies everywhere, I thought I’d do a quick Easter post about some of the technology that’s available to help us find cruelty-free products when we’re out shopping. I did a cruelty-free at the drugstore post a while back, but if you have an i-something (i-phone, i-pad, etc) or an android, you don’t even need to bring your lists with you!
- Cruelty Free (The Leaping Bunny App)- by Symbiotic Software LLC, allows you to search for companies that have been certified by the Leaping Bunny Program from the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics. You can search for companies alphabetically or you can search by product type (e.g., animal care, household products). The link to the Leaping Bunny site is also in my blogroll!
- Bunny Free- by Margaret Pearce, provides data from the PETA lists, you can input a company’s name and get info as to which of PETA’s lists it’s on (if any) and it looks like you can also scan images of bar codes (I’ve never tried that, though). The link to the PETA searchable lists is also in my blogroll!
- Cruelty Cutter- by Mobile Matters.org, supports the Beagle Freedom Project. This is another app that provides for bar code scanning and you can also type in searches for companies to see whether they appear in the Cruelty Cutter list of companies that do vs. don’t test. Cruelty Cutter has their own procedures for determining how a company gets on their lists, so please check out their website for details (link above).
** Points to keep in mind**
- I’ve downloaded all of these apps, but please do your own investigating about costs, privacy policies, how they build their lists, etc., so you can make your own decision re: which one is right for you!
- Personally, I also double check companies with the weekly updated cruelty-free lists provided by Logical Harmony (link in my blogroll!), which clearly demarcates when brands have parent companies that are not cruelty-free.
- If you’re into shopping online, check out this Humane Society of the United States site, that lists a bunch of online cruelty-free stores, as well as other cruelty-free shopping tips!
What’s your favorite cruelty-free technology? 🐶😍🐰
*These are only my opinions, formed through my personal experience as a consumer. I am not a medical doctor, an aesthetician, or a health/beauty professional. There is no guarantee what effect, positive or negative, these products may have on anyone else.
**All products were purchased by me from brands that, to the best of my knowledge, are cruelty-free.