Animal Groups Offer Shopping Guide

Consumers can use the Compassionate Shopping Guide to choose cosmetics, personal care items and household products not tested on animals.

Posted: October 14, 2006, 5 a.m. EST

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Cat lovers can choose cruelty-free products using the Compassionate Shopping Guide.Consumers who prefer to purchase and use products not tested on animals now have a way to determine if the products they use meet non-animal-testing standards. The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC) offers the Compassionate Shopping Guide, a list of companies in the United States and Canada that do not test finished products, ingredients or formulations on animals.

Companies listed in the guide have proven that their products and ingredients are not tested on animals. Companies also pledge that they will not conduct or commission future animal tests and will not purchase from suppliers that have conducted animal tests.

A comprehensive list of cruelty-free companies can be downloaded at the CCIC website. The website also offers a pocket-sized shopping guide and regular updates as more companies pledge to manufacture their products without resorting to animal testing.

The CCIC was formed in 1996 to promote a single comprehensive standard for cruelty-free products. Member organizations include The American Anti-Vivisection Society, the American Humane Association, the Animal Protection Institute, Beauty Without Cruelty USA, the Doris Day Animal League, the Humane Society of the United States and the New England Anti-Vivisection Society. For more information, visit

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Sheila    Jesup, GA

5/1/2007 1:40:31 PM

I am very pleased, I checked out the link, have ordered me a book in the mail and saved a copy to my computer. Thank you for sharing with your readers this way. I know the companies to stay away from (mostly), and now I have companies that will get my business. I don't want my $$ supporting any cruelty to animals ~ no way, shape, or fashion!

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