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.


Find companies that do not test on animals with the Cruelty-Free mobile app


The Cruelty-Free app is very straight-forward to use and it’s available for you to download for FREE on both Androids and iPhones.

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.

 The list is a bit overwhelming because it feels like it goes on FOREVER, which is great to see so many companies on the list, but as a quick guide to use on the go… 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”]


Scan a product’s barcode to see if it’s cruelty-free with the Bunny Free app


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.

The app is FREE and is available for both Androids and iPhones. Bunny Free uses data from PETA’s cruelty-free shopping guide and the information is updated on a regular basis.

 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 app allows you to scan a product’s barcode to see if it’s cruelty-free or not


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

Cruelty-Cutter is available to download for a donation of $2.99 to the Beagle Freedom Project and available for iPhone and Android users.

 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)

So there you have it! Three great tools to help you shop cruelty-free because what you buy DOES make a difference!
Vicky Ly

I'm Vicky! I've been a vegan for 4 years and want to do my small part in making the world a kinder place. When I'm not on my laptop creating or designing, I enjoy running, vegan chocolate chip cookies + ice cream, and the occasional Simpsons marathon.

  • Sonogirl777
    February 9, 2016

    I am confused by apps like Cruelty Cutter, because companies like Younique are just listed as no testing, but as another blog post you have points out, Younique is not truly certified as CF, so then people are kind of mislead by the app I. Thinking products listed ARE CF when they may just not test their final products on animals but still use ingredients that have been tested on animals. Products like Rodan Fields are not listed in Cruelty Free App but are posted in Cruelty Cutter. Makes it confusing and user still has to do their own research, which makes app a bit less useful. I do like the contact info that Cruelty Cutter lists so users can do their own research.

  • January 4, 2016

    Did you check out the new app Go Cruelty Free? It contains Leaping bunny and peta brands!

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