I love animals. Did you know there are still – STILL – companies that test their products on animals? Especially cosmetic companies. I’m proud of being a consultant for Beautycounter, who doesn’t test on animals. In fact, Beautycounter just got the Leaping Bunny certification.

Here is what Leaping Bunny is about:

“By 1996, ‘cruelty-free’ shopping had become popular, but it was also confusing, sometimes misleading, and ultimately frustrating. Companies had begun designing their own bunny logos, abiding by their own definition of ‘cruelty-free’ or ‘animal friendly’ without the participation of animal protection groups.
In response, eight national animal protection groups banded together to form the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC). The CCIC promotes a single comprehensive standard and an internationally recognized Leaping Bunny Logo. We work with companies to help make shopping for animal-friendly products easier and more trustworthy.”

If you love animals, and expressing your love through the power of buying is important, look for companies sporting the Leaping Bunny Logo. You can find all the certified companies on www.leapingbunny.org.
I really love animals. If there’s one veterinarian out there to follow on social media, it is Dr. Karen Becker. Dr. Becker can be found on Dr. Mercola’s website where she posts articles on pet wellness, along with recommendations for species appropriate diet and supplements. With her partner in crime, Rodney Habib, she participated in the documentary The Dog Cancer Series. If you haven’t yet seen this documentary, I highly recommend it.

Dr. Becker posted on her Facebook page the picture of companies that test on animals and I followed up on it out of curiosity. The Beagle Freedom Project is a great initiative: They rescue animals from unique and cruel captivity, rehabilitate them and help them be adopted in loving families. 

Notice which companies use animals for testing. Once again, use your buying power to make your opinion heard. I don’t care if it’s with one dollar or a thousand, it’s a principle. Right?