Welcome to the Caring Consumer searchable database of companies that do and that do not test their products on animals. You can search either by company name (under either “Companies That Do Not Test on Animals” or “Companies That Do Test on Animals”) or by cruelty-free-company product type. Make your selection from one of the three drop-down menus in the boxes below, and then hit “Go.” To find out how companies get onto the “Do Test” and “Don’t Test” lists, click here.
NOTE: Our database is currently being updated and will be available soon.
Why are these companies included on the ‘Do Test’ list?
This section includes both companies that manufacture animal-tested products and brands that are owned by companies that have not yet adopted a permanent “no animal testing” policy. Please encourage them to announce a permanent ban. Listed in parentheses are examples of products manufactured by either the company listed or, if applicable, its parent company. For a complete listing of products manufactured by a company on this list, please visit the company’s Web site or contact the company directly for more information. Companies on this list might manufacture individual lines of products without animal testing (e.g., Clairol claims that its Herbal Essences line is not animal-tested). They have not, however, eliminated animal testing from all their cosmetics and household-product lines.
Similarly, companies on this list might make some products, such as pharmaceuticals, that are required by law to be tested on animals. However, these companies are not included on this list because of the animal testing that is required by law. They are included because they conduct animal tests (of personal-care and household products) that are not required by law.
What can be done about animal tests required by law?
Although animal testing of pharmaceuticals and certain chemicals is still mandated by law, the arguments against using animals in cosmetics testing are still valid when applied to the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. These industries are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency, respectively, and it is the responsibility of the companies that kill animals in order to bring their products to market to convince the regulatory agencies that there is a better way to determine product safety. Companies often resist progress and, instead of using human-relevant non-animal tests, choose to use animal tests because their results can be manipulated. Let companies know how you feel about this.
What types of companies are on the ‘Don’t Test’ list?
The list includes cosmetics, personal care, and household cleaning product companies only. Caring Consumer was founded upon the fact that no law requires animal testing of these types of products, so manufacturers of these products have no excuse for animal testing and should be boycotted until they change to a non-animal-testing policy.
The list does not include companies that manufacture only products that are required by law to be tested on animals (e.g., pharmaceuticals, automotive and garden chemicals, food additives, etc.). While Caring Consumer is opposed to all animal testing, our quarrel in those instances is less with the individual companies and more with the regulatory agencies that require animal testing. Nonetheless, it is important to let companies know that it is their responsibility to convince the regulatory agencies that there is a better way to determine product safety.
The “Don’t Test” list may include companies that manufacture both products that are and products that are not required to be tested on animals, but in order to be listed, each company has stated that it does not conduct any animal tests that are not required by law.
How does a company get on the list?
Companies listed either have signed PETA’s statement of assurance or provided a statement verifying that they do not conduct or commission any nonrequired animal tests on ingredients, formulations, or finished products and that they pledge not to do so in the future.
How do I know that these companies really don’t test on animals?
To a degree, the statement of assurance is a matter of trust. However, companies are putting their integrity on the line when they respond to consumers. A company that has publicly announced an end to its animal tests and states in writing that it doesn’t test on animals would face a public relations disaster (and potential lawsuits) if it were caught testing on animals. Companies are well aware that consumers are serious about the issue of animal testing, and they know that it would ruin the public’s confidence in their products if it were discovered that they were being dishonest about their animal-testing policies.
What about a product whose label says, ‘No Animal Testing,’ but whose manufacturing company is not on Caring Consumer’s ‘Don’t Test’ list?
Labels can be deceiving, so be careful. No specific laws exist regarding cruelty-free labeling of products, so companies can take liberties. While it is unlikely that a company would put blatantly false information regarding its animal-testing practices on its products, the statements it does make may not be fully informative and may indeed mislead consumers. For example, the label on Clairol’s Herbal Essence shampoo states that it is not tested on animals; Clairol, however, does test other products on animals. Many animal-testing companies have some cruelty-free products, but we must boycott all the companies’ products in order to pressure them into stopping all animal tests. If the label on a company’s product says that it is not tested on animals and the company isn’t on either of CC’s lists, please share the company’s contact information with CC so that we can formally inquire about the company’s animal-testing policy. Likewise, if you communicate with a company that claims to be cruelty-free but is not on our list, please ask for a statement in writing and copy the statement to CC. We will communicate with the company to see if it meets all our cruelty-free criteria. Meanwhile, CC recommends purchasing products made only by companies on our “Don’t Test” list.
Why do some companies’ product labels say, ‘No Animal Ingredients,’ when, in fact, they contain beeswax, lanolin, whey, etc.?
Some companies are not educated about or sensitive to the suffering of animals in the production of certain products that do not involve the actual slaughter of the animal. CC attempts to educate these companies, but some have persisted in inaccurately labeling their products as free of animal ingredients even though it is a fact that honey, lanolin, etc., are animal products. Our advice is always to read the entire label before believing such a statement, and we encourage you to politely voice your complaints to these companies as well. For our list of “Animal Ingredients and Their Alternatives,” please click here.
How often are CC’s product lists updated?
This database is updated weekly to reflect additions (e.g., if we are informed of a new company’s non-animal-testing policy), deletions (e.g., if a non-animal-testing company is purchased by an animal-testing company or if a company goes out of business), changes in contact information, etc. The database based on the most current information available at the time of printing. Companies may have changed their animal-testing policies after this edition was printed.
CC reserves the right to choose which companies will be included, based on company policy. Inclusion on any list is not an endorsement of a company or any of its products by CC. Please contact CC if you have any questions about the status of listed companies or if you know the address of a company that is not listed.
The companies included here manufacture products that ARE NOT tested on animals. Those marked as “vegan” manufacture strictly vegan products—made without animal ingredients, such as milk and egg byproducts, slaughterhouse byproducts, lanolin from sheep, honey, or beeswax. Companies that are not marked as vegan may offer some vegan products. Some of the company names are followed by the name of their parent or subsidiary company or by examples of products manufactured by that company.
I can’t find a particular company on either the “do test” list or the “don’t test” list. What does that mean?
A company may not be found on this Web site because it has a parent company that tests on animals, because we have no information on its policies, or because it claims to be cruelty-free but has not yet signed the CC statement of assurance (this must be done in order to be listed).
You can inquire with us regarding companies not listed or write to them directly and ask the following questions as an interested consumer:
- Does the company test its products, ingredients, or formulations on animals?
- Does it contract with an outside laboratory to conduct animal testing?
- If it does not use animal tests, does this decision reflect a permanent commitment to use only humane alternatives?
- If the company is cruelty-free, are its administrators familiar with CC’s cruelty-free company program?
If you are assured that the company maintains a cruelty-free policy, please ask to have this confirmed in writing and forward correspondence and/or responses to Caring Consumer. We will contact the company’s representatives and encourage them to sign the CC’s statement of assurance. Your efforts will not only help CC’s campaign but, by contacting companies as a concerned consumer, will also demonstrate to corporations that animal testing is an urgent issue that affects consumer buying trends.