People Don't Understand Leaping Bunny The Leaping Bunny is a certification that has really high standards. People review this app poorly because they don't see their company, but that is because they are not Leaping Bunny certified. Because of recent laws in China requiring all imported personal care items to be tested on animals, many long-time cruelty free companies are no longer really cruelty free. Many companies say they are but on their websites say "cruel free unless required by law" which means they still sell in China.
Nice App But... May I suggest that if you are making it available in more than countries than the US that you expand the products. I'm in GB and for many products this app is useless as they're not in your database!
A lot of reviewers are complaining that the app couldn't find the product they were scanning... There's a reason for this. It only finds companies that ARE cruelty-free. If the app did not find the company of the product that you scanned, it is because that company tests on animals. Their website might say they don't, but check for the loophole that says "unless authorities required it for human safety or regulatory purposes" or something similar. When they have stated that loophole, it means they still test on animals. I thought l'oreal was cruelty-free, but it didn't show up when I scanned my shampoo. I went to their website and found out they have the loophole stated in their animal testing statement. I learned something today, and I'll be looking for a different brand of shampoo and deodorant.
Not very helpful It offers no localisation for me in the UK. Where are Superdrug and M&S in the list? It does not mention that Body Shop is owned by a cosmetics company that tests on animals. The search feature is useless.
Melissa I would have given 5 stats because this is an extremely useful tool; however, unlike it's downloadable lists, this list does not indicate when these brands are owned by parent companies that are not cruelty free (e.g. Burt's bees is now owned by clorox).
At the end of the day if you want to be 100% sure about any product just email the company direct and ask them if they sell their products in China, if they do then boycott them because by law in China all products have to be tested on animals :(
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