I wanted to pass on this information about another company that is no longer cruelty free. Leaping Bunny has taken Dermalogica, a skin care company, off their list. They investigated and confirmed that Dermalogica is selling in China, a country that requires animal testing for products to be registered and sold in country.
The Leaping Bunny Program is different from other cruelty free lists because they review each companies’ adherence to a no animal testing standard. All Leaping Bunny companies have independent audits to verify information, and each year they must pledge their continued commitment.
Here is some more information:
“Following up on reports, CCIC investigated and concluded that Dermalogica has had products approved for sale in The People’s Republic of China (China), which undoubtedly makes the company a party to animal testing.
“It is unfortunate that a company like Dermalogica, which has been on our list for several years, is implicated in cruel and unnecessary animal testing—just to sell in China,” said CCIC Chair Sue Leary. “It seems that they were monitoring their supply chain to guard against animal testing, but not their distribution system.”
“Companies need to understand: it’s your brand; it’s your responsibility,” Leary continued. “Dermalogica profited from sales in China and so they are accountable. That is the heart of the Leaping Bunny Standard.”
What’s really disheartening is that not only is Dermalogica no longer cruelty free, but also they were caught selling their products in China. Dishonest!!
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