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MORE Animal Testing? Are You KIDDING ME?

Recently I told you about the dirty little secret that is testing cosmetic products on animals.


Yep, even on cute little guys like these (Photo: HSI.org)

This week I learned that the UK has increased its’ testing on animals by 52% from the year 2000.


Listen, you humans, there is ONLY ONE WAY to stop this. And that’s when you STOP buying products that are testing on animals.

Oh, I know, you want to have soft skin. Just remember next time you smooth that fancy lotion on your legs that it was first rubbed in the eyes of a rabbit.

Yeah, good luck getting THAT image out of your head. So, ready to change your ways?

To be a shopper of conscience, you have to be savvy. Just because a product’s label says “cruelty-free,” it doesn’t necessarily mean the product wasn’t tested on animals, at least in the US. There is no legal definition of the term, so companies can say a product is cruelty-free if the final product wasn’t testing on animals, but there was testing done on individual ingredients or during product development.

That’s why you want to ensure products you use include the Leaping Bunny logo. The Leaping Bunny logo means the company has agreed to open their records up to Leaping Bunny at any time to verify there’s no animal products or testing used.



Alternately, The Caring Consumer logo means the company has agreed with PETA to not use animal products or animal testing in its products. However, there’s no regulation to ensure that’s the case.


So get out your reading glasses and start looking for those cute little symbols on the products you buy.

Or you can download the Leaping Bunny app for iPhone or Android and shop with confidence!

Please do your part to end this barbaric practice of animal testing today!



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31 thoughts on “MORE Animal Testing? Are You KIDDING ME?

  1. That makes me so sad… think it’s a no-go that animals have to pay only because we want pink lips or smokey eyes :o( I always have the list in my bag and I only buy things what are not tested on animals.

    Posted by easyweimaraner | July 21, 2014, 5:37 AM
  2. My friend has started a website in Australia to source products not tested on our anipals. http://www.crueltyfreebeauty.com.au The Beagle Freedom Project also have an app called Cruelty Cutter that you can use to scan barcodes, search by product or company. X

    Posted by bumpyroadtobubba | July 21, 2014, 6:26 AM
  3. BUT…it’s not all a terrible thing. Certain ingredients used in cosmetics used to cause blindness. Allergies are frequent causing rampant skin irritations. It’s not just to be cruel that there is animal testing.

    Posted by morristownmemos by Ronnie Hammer | July 21, 2014, 7:19 AM
    • That may be, but to inflict misery on an animal so you can buy a product solely for vanity is, at least in my book, unconscionable.

      Posted by rumpydog | July 21, 2014, 7:27 AM
      • I agree. This is not like they are on a quest to find a cure for cancer. (Which I personally think should be experimented on prisoners) but just so we can have a pretty face. Who honestly thinks that’s okay?! I don’t want a bunny being stabbed or poked in the eye repeatedly to see if irritation from a mascara is going to occur. That’s just insanity! There’s no need for cosmetic testing to occur on animals at all!

        Posted by anamculbertson | August 16, 2014, 9:48 PM
  4. Thanks for the clarity on this topic– I will certainly check labels more carefully now!

    Posted by Nine Cent Girl | July 21, 2014, 8:06 AM
  5. I absolutely agree that the most efficient way to make a difference is with your money. if people do not buy these products, they will take notice, period. I have never seen these labels on anything, I will have to look more closely.. c

    Posted by cecilia | July 21, 2014, 8:08 AM
  6. Where’s the “don’t like” button. And that’d be euphemistic! Voted again today. I hope you win.

    Posted by The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap | July 21, 2014, 9:23 AM
  7. It’s sad….I thought that in UK, people tried to decrease those animal testing because their famous “Body Shop” has been doing “cruelty free” products for a long time……we have to be careful when we choose cosmetics or any products considering if they are not related to poor animals…

    Posted by eripanwkevin | July 21, 2014, 10:37 AM
  8. Increased?? WOW! Thats a huge step in the wrong direction!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

    Posted by Jenna,Mark “HuskyCrazed” Drady | July 21, 2014, 11:04 AM
  9. you know we take a couple of steps forward then ruin it all be going back,we always buy Cruelty free products,xx

    Posted by speedyrabbit | July 21, 2014, 11:24 AM
  10. Glad you’re helping to get the word out. It is so frustrating to me (as a person, and as a cruelty free blogger)!!

    Posted by Moxie Reviews (@MoxieReviews) | July 21, 2014, 12:07 PM
  11. I really hate that we still have to look out for this stuff. I don’t understand why people think it’s okay.

    Posted by It's Dog or Nothing | July 21, 2014, 3:21 PM
  12. I didn’t know this was happening in the UK, I’m flabbergasted; I thought testing on animals was reducing, not increasing, and that’s unacceptable. I haven’t seen these labels on any products, so I will have to scrutinize them more closely to make a choice. Making labels more visible would help consumers in their choice, but the most effective way to make these companies sit up and take notice is to hit them where it hurts – in the pocket. If we don’t buy their products, they will have no business.
    Thanks for bringing this to our attention, we can help by spreading the news.

    Posted by Barbara | July 21, 2014, 5:08 PM
  13. Mom doesn’t wear war paint. She always checks labels to make sure that things are not tested on animals. Thank you for everything that you do.

    Posted by corkscot | July 21, 2014, 6:57 PM
  14. It’s so disheartening to think that despite all the efforts to convince people that it is wrong, animal testing still takes place. 😦

    Posted by meowmeowmans | July 21, 2014, 8:05 PM
  15. Reblogged this on "OUR WORLD".

    Posted by Nancy | July 21, 2014, 11:11 PM
  16. It’s terrible…but it’s only an extension of what humans do all the time. I don’t think that the human-race will ever be civilized enough to stop torturing and killing – they’ve done for centuries, they’ve done it in the name of religion and culture, and now they also do it in the name of science. We should be thankful that there still are a few who believe in equal rights for everyone who inhabits this planet. Thanks for posting this.

    Posted by Shafali | July 21, 2014, 11:58 PM
    • And yet, we know through our studies of history that it IS possible to change the public consciousness. True, the voices of the nay-sayers may be louder and better-funded, i will still insist on raising mine to the extent that I can, and encourage you to do the same.

      Posted by rumpydog | July 22, 2014, 5:31 AM
  17. All animal research in the UK is for medical, scientific, veterinary or environmental purposes. Cosmetic testing, and testing of cosmetic ingredients is illegal in the UK, and has been for almost 15 years.

    The leaping bunny logo is essentially meaningless here.

    Posted by Tom | July 22, 2014, 6:52 AM
  18. Thanks for the info! I wouldn’t have considered that an animal still could have been tested on even though it says cruelty free.

    Posted by Nature by Dawn | July 22, 2014, 4:14 PM
  19. This is so heartbreaking, but thanks for the info. on the cute little symbols. Now I know and can be looking for those when I shop.

    Posted by lscotthoughts | July 23, 2014, 10:09 PM
  20. Yep mommy nevew uses anyfin’ dat’s been tested on animals. Hers sez is wong, but also that she didn’t come fwum no animal and so what ifin is safe fur a bunny or monkey or kitty or daggy. That dusn’t mean is safe or will work fur hers. And hers can’t magine usin’ sumfin’ that has animal pawts in it. Hers sez dat da animal pawts beong on/in da anmal not hers. 🙂 Gweat posty.

    Luv ya’


    Posted by dezizworld | July 25, 2014, 2:48 PM

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