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Cruelty-Free app review: offering a list of cruelty-free companies and products

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Introduction

Cruelty-Free is a shopping guide that offers a comprehensive database of cosmetic companies that are friendly to animals. It empowers consumers to patronize companies that are not conducting cruel cosmetic product testing on animals. It is a special project of the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics to raise awareness about animal cruelty. Developed by Symbiotic Software, this app is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

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Cruelty-Free

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Discover Animal-friendly Companies with Cruelty-Free

Millions of animals die each year due to cruel product testing conducted by the cosmetic industry. Some of these tests are often very painful such as rubbing chemicals on the skin, eyes, tongue, and lips of hapless animals. According to animal rights advocates, it is a form of torture and the cosmetic industry must stop the practice.

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To raise awareness and to encourage people to patronize animal-friendly companies, the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics launched a campaign called Leaping Bunny Program. Part of this program is the release of a cosmetic shopping guide called Cruelty-Free.

Cruelty-Free is basically a shopping guide for cosmetic products. What makes this app worthwhile is that it offers a vetted list of companies that are not subjecting animals to cruel product testing. By using the app, you are practically sending a powerful message to the cosmetics companies that they must end animal cruelty.

As a shopping guide, the app offers pretty straightforward features. Tapping the company menu opens the complete list of animal-friendly companies in alphabetical order. It offers a special page for each company with descriptions, product categories, and website links.

You can also search products by categories such as cosmetics, household items, soaps, bleaches, dental care, baby products, maternity care, and many more. Just choose a category to see the list of products that are cruelty-free.

Best Features of Cruelty-Free

Cruelty-Free offers a huge database of companies that are friendly to animals. Its database contains a list of more than 200 companies across the United States and Canada. The list is being updated regularly to expand your shopping option.

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This app offers dedicated pages for each company. Each page offers basic information including corporate logos, descriptions, major products, contact numbers, and website links.

Cruelty-Free organizes its database into searchable categories. It offers dozens of major categories and sub-categories to help simplify your product search.

This app offers website links so you can visit company websites. You can view these corporate websites as well as their shopping carts directly from the app’s interface.

Cruelty-Free compiles its list of companies with the help of human editors. It offers a vetted database so the information provided by this app is accurate and updated.

Cruelty-Free

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Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Offers a huge list of animal-friendly companies
  • Allows you to search products by categories
  • Offers detailed company pages
  • Uses human editors to vet content
  • Allows you to browse websites directly from the app

Cons

  • Needs a robust barcode scanning tool

Final Thoughts

Cruelty-Free is a shopping guide with a heart. It is part of the campaign to stop animal cruelty. It offers a list of companies that have been proven friendly to animals. This is a recommended app for everyone especially those who want to stop animal cruelty.

 

Cruelty-Free

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