PETA US lists companies and brands that don’t test on animals anywhere in the world. These companies refuse to conduct, commission, pay for, or allow tests on animals for any of their ingredients, formulations, or products anywhere in the world. The list includes manufacturers of cosmetics, personal-care products, household cleaning products, and other common household items.
Companies may be certified by PETA under one of two designations:
- Global animal test–free recognizes companies and brands that have verified that they and their suppliers do not conduct, commission, pay for, or allow any tests on animals for their ingredients, formulations, or finished products anywhere in the world and that they will never do so in the future.
- Global animal test–free and vegan recognizes companies and brands that meet the same requirements and whose entire product line is free of animal-derived ingredients. These companies are truly cruelty-free.
Some consumers mistakenly believe that all cosmetics sold in the EU are animal test–free. This is not the case. While the EU enacted legislation banning tests on animals for cosmetics and cosmetics ingredients, there are loopholes in the law. Products tested on animals in other countries, such as China, may be sold in the EU if the animal test data from elsewhere are not used to verify the safety of the cosmetics in the EU. Additionally, some chemicals may be tested on animals for so-called environmental or worker safety reasons.
PETA believes no animal should suffer and die for a new lipstick or soap, and will not list or allow their logo to be used by companies or brands that have allowed tests on animals under these loopholes.
*What Do ‘Animal Test–Free’ and ‘PETA-Approved’ Really Mean?
In order to be listed by PETA or carry the “Animal Test–Free” logo or the “PETA Approved Global Animal Test Policy” logo, companies and brands must commit never to conduct, commission, pay for, or allow tests on animals at any phase of development, for both ingredients and final products. They’re required to have agreements in place with their suppliers guaranteeing that the suppliers will never, from the moment the agreement is signed, conduct, commission, pay for, or allow tests on animals for the ingredients purchased by the company or brand.