Cruelty-Free Mobile Apps – Find Products that Do Not Test on Animals
We all want quick and easy solutions to help us make better and informed consumer choices, and thankfully there are some helpful tools we can use that are available right at our fingertips – literally!
Currently there are 3 mobile apps available on the market to assist you in the wonderful world of cruelty-free shopping. Whether you’re looking for a new deodorant, dish detergent, or even furniture polish… these apps will help you out immensely, saving you time and energy!
Each app has their merits and downfalls, so I encourage you to download all three to try out and see which one works best for you and your lifestyle.
CRUELTY-FREE BY LEAPING BUNNY
The app is pretty much a shopping guide list that alphabetically lists over 200 U.S. and Canadian companies that are certified under the Leaping Bunny Program. It also includes the company’s logo, description, and a direct link to their website.
There is also another list available on this app where you can find cruelty-free brands within a product’s category like nail care, dish detergent, self-tanners, and more.
The Cruelty-Free app is perfect for someone who swears by the Leaping Bunny program since it only lists brands that are certified under their accreditation.
I wish there was also a scan or search feature available similiar to the Bunny Free app. *Update April 1, 2015: There is now both a scan and search option available for this app! [icon size=”small” name=”child”]
BUNNY FREE BY PETA
The Bunny Free app allows users to check to see if a company is cruelty-free using one of their two features; (1) Typing the company’s name in the search box or (2) Scan a product’s barcode. It also provides you with the company’s details like address, phone number, website, products and availability.
Loving the simplicity of this app, it’s great for consumers who want to quickly find out about a company’s cruelty-free status.
Because of its search functionality, users must either know the brand name or have a product to scan. It doesn’t have a feature where users can browse and discover from a list of cruelty-free brands like users are able to do on the Cruelty-Free app.
CRUELTY-CUTTER BY THE BEAGLE FREEDOM PROJECT
Cruelty-Cutter is my all-time favourite cruelty-free mobile app in which I had to write a separate blog post outlining the many cool features provided by the app and that you can click here to read.
In short, Cruelty-Cutter combines all the features available from both the Cruelty-Free and Bunny Free apps, and then some.
Scan a product
Search by company’s name
Cruelty-Free directory list by company’s name
Cruelty-Free directory list by category like nail care, dish detergent, self-tanners, and more.
Provides company’s information like direct link to website, Facebook, and Twitter accounts.
Some additional features:
Keeps a log in your ‘History’ of all the products you scanned
You can add a product that you’ve scanned to your list of ‘Favourites’
Ability to share your results with friends on social media with ease
Earn ‘Doggie Dollars’ when you take action which you can redeem them for deals on cruelty-free products
Everything about this app is amazing! Cruelty-Cutter has every company from both Leaping Bunny and PETA’s shopping guide.
Sometimes the data is questionable… I personally only trust Leaping Bunny’s and PETA’s certification programs, but this app also includes companies that are not on either of the two lists (but that’s just my own personal opinion)