Eating a plant-based diet is one key way to help the animals. Another is to purchase and use beauty and household products that have the leaping bunny symbol on the packaging.
This symbol from The Coalition For Consumer Information On Cosmetics ensures that products are free of animal ingredients and were not tested on animals at anytime during their development.
Below are cruelty-free product myths and facts, as well as more information on the Leaping Bunny designation. For a list of animal-free products, please visit: www.leapingbunny.org.
Information from www.leapingbunny.org:
If a product says "Cruelty-Free" or has a bunny on it, that means it hasn’t been tested on animals. This is simply not true as the devil is often in the details. Designation as “cruelty-free” or “not tested on animals,” or even the image of a bunny on a label may only refer to the finished product, when in fact, most animal testing occurs at the ingredient level. Furthermore, while a company may claim , “We do not test on animals,” it could still contract other companies to do the testing. The only way to be 100% certain a company is cruelty-free is to buy products from companies that have been certified by the Leaping Bunny Program, which requires that no new animal testing be used in any phase of product development by the company, its laboratories, or ingredient suppliers.