Resources

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Leaping Bunny Program

The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics’ (CCIC) Leaping Bunny Program administers a cruelty-free standard and the internationally recognized Leaping Bunny Logo for companies producing cosmetic, personal care, and household products. The Leaping Bunny Program provides the best assurance that no new animal testing is used in any phase of product development by the company, its laboratories, or suppliers.


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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg AltWeb

The global clearinghouse for information on alternatives to animal testing.


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Humane Charity Seal of Approval

The Council on Humane Giving offers an ever-expanding directory of charities that fund only humane, human-based research or patient services, as well as a list of corporations that have pledged to support such charities. Your support of Humane Seal-certified organizations allows you to Give and Let Live.


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Animal Defense and Anti-Vivisection Society

Dedicated to ending the use of animals in medical research.


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American Anti-Vivisection Society

Founded in 1883, the American Anti-Vivisection Society (AAVS) is the first non-profit animal advocacy and educational organization in the United States dedicated to ending experimentation on animals in research, testing, and education.


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What about free-range farms?

“As all free-range animals are still viewed as objects to be killed for food, they are subject to abusive handling, transport, and slaughter. Free-range animals, like all animals used for their milk and eggs, are still slaughtered at a fraction of their normal life expectancy.”


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Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary: Rescue of 100 “Free-Range” Chickens

“I don’t know how they experienced their arrival at the sanctuary – that moment when the van doors opened and the light of day filled their eyes for the first time in their lives – but I know that, for one breathless moment, when we first looked at the 100 souls safely tucked inside, we didn’t see the tangled mess of soiled feathers, the open sores, the broken bones, the chopped off beaks, the mocked lives.”


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Organic Animal Products

We’ve all seen the grocery store packages of meat, eggs, and dairy products decorated with reassuring phrases such as “natural” and “free-range” and pictures of happy animals running around quaint country barns. But people who buy organic or free-range animal products because they think that the animals are treated well are sadly mistaken.


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HumaneMyth.org

“Labels such as ‘Cage Free’, ‘Free Range’, ‘Humane Certified’, ‘Grass Fed’, ‘Organic’, and ‘Local’ make it seem like those who are willing to pay a higher price can enjoy eggs, dairy, and meat from small-scale ‘humane’ farms that treat animals with compassion and respect. But is the public being misled?”


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How Free is “Free-Range”

“Do ‘free-range’ chickens, pigs, turkeys, and cows receive humane treatment? Are they slaughtered in less violent ways? While “free-range” practices may be less inhumane than the horrors animals are forced to endure on conventional factory farms, they are still very far from cruelty-free.”