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The CCIC Revokes Their Leaping Bunny From A Number Of Major Cosmetics Brands

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The Leaping Bunny is the universal symbol of the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC) reserved for brands and products strictly not tested on animals at any time during their preparation. As of the past couple of months and continuing through today, a number of companies that clearly took a stance in opposition to the practice have been forced to relinquish their Leaping Bunny, and not of any defection from their own creed — brands that allow their products to be imported to and sold in China will no longer be permitted to wear the Leaping Bunny as a cruelty-free claim.

Animal testing in the cosmetics industry is an all but familiar topic for consumers, manufacturers, and activists alike. It’s important to understand that the procedures extend far beyond slapping Chanel lipstick on a lab rat; rather, products and ingredients are often administered to the mucous membranes of the animal, including eyes, nose, and mouth, before the subject is euthanized. It’s a depressing reality, and it’s one that has persisted as the raw, bleeding truth behind the booming beauty business for time immemorial. Explicit awareness of this long-standing cruelty can certainly sap all the joy out of a Sephora binge in seconds flat.

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Style Buzz: Will “The Rachel Zoe Project” Be Back?

  • TV cameras for Bravo trailed stylist-to-the-starlets Rachel Zoe at Fashion Week. Does this mean The Rachel Zoe Project is up for a second season? I’d die. D.I.E. DIE. [Fashion Week Daily]
  • Vogue put a woman of color of their cover for the second time this year! First, Michelle Obama…now Beyonce on the April issue! [Jezebel]
  • Last week, European Union banned animal testing for seven different toxicity tests of cosmetics, including skin and eye irritancy. It’s also banned the import of chemicals that were tested in this way on animals. Great news for animal lovers, but it won’t go into effect until March 2013. [Nature.com]
  • Um, ew. Some poor guy in England got a tattoo as a birthday present from his girlfriend but the tat became infected and he died. That story right there will be repeated millions of times by mothers the world over, I promise you. [Telegraph]

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