Green Tip: The Leaping Bunny
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|Wednesday, 27 May 2009 19:00|
The last of our eco-symbols for this month is the Leaping Bunny logo, a symbol that was given by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC) to indicate that cosmetic, personal care, and household products were not tested on animals or are "cruelty-free."
Every year, the testing of cosmetics and other personal care and household products, "brings intense pain, suffering, and death to millions of animals globally." The CCIC, an international federation of animal protection organizations, banded together in 1996 to clear up the ambiguities, and loopholes associated with the many "cruelty-free" designations and to help solve the problem of misleading animal testing claims that were confusing consumers by forming the internationally recognized Corporate Standard of Compassion of Animals.
Considered to be the only international symbol that represents the toughest non-animal testing standard, the regulated Leaping Bunny logo guarantees that the finished product, as well as all of the product's ingredients or formulations are "cruelty-free." Also that the product's suppliers and manufacturers did not conduct or commission animal testing at any stage of the product's development. Each company that signs on must agree to be independently audited in order to attest to the validity of its claim of "no animal testing," as per the standard. The CCIC warns consumers of impostors who have designed their own "bunny" labels which abide by unverifiable definitions and standards.
This commitment to avoid animal testing is made in the interest of consumers and the environment. Make a difference for animals every time that you shop for personal care or household products. Shop at licensed companies and encourage companies that manufacture your favourite personal care products to sign the CCIC Corporate Standard.
If you want to be sure that you are buying a product completely free from any new animal testing, look for the real logo and buy the bunny!
Posted by Myschka
This article is very helpful. Good idea that every one of us should check/read the labels carefully before bying cosmetics to make sure that they are NOT TESTED ON INNOCENT ANIMALS.
|Last Updated on Monday, 01 June 2009 07:50|