BUAV Launches Global Consumer Resource for Non-Animal Tested Cosmetics

By Buav, PRNE
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

LONDON, June 9, 2011 -

- With Photo

The BUAV today announced the launch of GoCrueltyFree.org, the
comprehensive online resource for people who want to buy products free from
animal testing.

GoCrueltyFree.org is home to the only international certification for
beauty and household brands that do not test on animals, recognised by the
Leaping Bunny trademark. The site lists products from nearly 400 companies
around the world, certified under BUAV's Humane Standards and carrying the
Leaping Bunny on their products. Shoppers can browse by favourite brands, or
use the advanced search filters to find cruelty-free products.

GoCrueltyFree.org highlights:

- Search by product type e.g. shampoo, floor polish…

- Search by country

- Search by Vegan and Vegetarian Society approved products

- Find where to buy products online

- Individual profiles for each certified brand

BUAV certified companies include own-brand products from high street
giants Marks & Spencer, The Co-op, Superdrug, Sainsbury's and Argos, as well
as products made by Dermalogica, BM Beauty, Neal's Yard Remedies, Liz Earle,
Melvita, Urban Decay, Burt's Bees and Bulldog Natural Skincare.

GoCrueltyFree.org is packed with a host of new features - visitors can
take the Cruelty-Free Pledge, order a free pocket-sized Little Book of
Cruelty Free, download Go Cruelty-Free banners to display on websites and
blogs, and get involved with BUAV campaigns. In the detailed FAQ area,
visitors can find out what it means to Go Cruelty-Free and learn more about
BUAV's Leaping Bunny certification. Users can also stay up to date with all
the latest Leaping Bunny news by signing up to the email newsletter.

A corporate area of the site provides companies with information and
benefits of becoming certified. It also sources the very latest industry news
on non-animal tested products.

Michelle Thew, BUAV Chief Executive said, "We are proud to present this
comprehensive, global resource for cosmetics and household products which are
free from animal testing. GoCrueltyFree.org allows people wanting to live a
cruelty-free lifestyle greater choice and convenience than ever before.
Please take the cruelty-free pledge to only buy products that are not cruelly
tested on animals."

Cosmetics tested on animals outside the EU continue to be imported and
sold. A planned 2013 may now be delayed by up to 10 years. Please sign and
share BUAV's petition to end the sale of animal tested cosmetics in 2013:

Note to Editors:

A picture accompanying this release is available through the PA
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Further information: fleur.dawes@buav.org, +44(0)7850-510955 or


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