Great News From the Leaping Bunny Website for all you compassionate shoppers.
"In less than two weeks, animal testing on personal care products will be banned in the European Union (EU). Our international partner, the European Coalition to End Animal Experiments, has worked on this important issue for over two decades, and starting March 11, it will be illegal to market, import, or sell animal-tested finished personal care products or their ingredients in the 27 countries that make up the EU. As we celebrate this fantastic milestone, we caution that there are some regulatory loopholes that may still allow animal testing, so it will be imperative to continue to look for the Leaping Bunny Logo for cruelty-free assurance.
The days of global animal testing on cosmetics are numbered, but challenges still lie ahead. Despite the EU ban, currently, there is no similar law in the U.S. Furthermore, Chinese regulations stipulate animal testing on products marketed and sold in Mainland China. What’s a compassionate shopper to do? Shop only from cruelty-free companies on the Leaping Bunny list. Let the cosmetic companies that you have purchased from in the past know you will discontinue buying their products unless they make a commitment to go "cruelty-free." For a list of companies that sell "cruelty-free" products products please visit: