Cruelty free logos can be confusing, right? Especially when companies use ones that are different variations of the white rabbit, which is the official Leaping Bunny logo that not only certifies that a product was not tested on animals, but also that the ingredients were not tested on animals by that company or their suppliers.
The world famous Leaping Bunny logo was launched by a coalition of animal protection groups, including the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection to ensure that consumers could tell if products were cruelty free.
Note - If you buy a product with any of the leaping bunny symbols shown then they are cruelty free.
Tip - There are some products that are cruelty free that dont' carry the leaping bunny logo. This is because companies are charged to use it. This is to cover the cost of administering the scheme.
|This also has the 'Vegetarian Society Approved' logo|
In the UK, the own brand products of Sainsburys, Superdrug and Marks and Spencer carry the Leaping Bunny logo.
Most other countries who are certified cruelty free carry the same logo as the USA and Canada. That's the bunny without the 'BUAV Appoved.'
In Portugal, the same logo that's used on cruelty free products in the USA is used. Recently Protugese company Pronatural were awarded the accreditation.
Want to go cruelty free?
To find cruelty free, companies visit http://www.gocrueltyfree.org/consumer