By Margaret Pearce
Open iTunes to buy and download apps.
Check if a company is cruelty-free! Bunny Free lets you search for companies by name and tells you whether or not they test on animals.
You can also scan a product barcode to look up the company's animal testing policies.
Bunny Free uses data from the cruelty-free shopping guide published by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). The information is updated on a regular basis.
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What's New in Version 2
- See all companies in the database by using the "Browse" tab. Companies can be filtered by their testing policies and other data.
- Find cruelty-free companies by product type using the "Browse" tab
- Share company testing information to social media through "Share" button
- Look up testing information by manually entering in a barcode number on the "Scan" tab
- Scan search improvements
As another reviewer mentioned, I'm not sure why all the reviews are quite so high, given the database limitations: with such a tremendous cosmetics industry, there is relatively little covered here.
I wasn't expecting 100% coverage; there's too much out there for that. However, if you try to browse (for example) Sephora with this app in hand, you're going to strike out a lot-- and that's a fairly limited range of products.
When it works, it works, though. It gives a concise yes/no answer and relevant company contact info. PETA's website is extremely comprehensive, but, of course, that's difficult to browse on the run, which is why this app is a good idea.
I'm hoping for further updates; it's very simple to use and has a very clean look. The only thing lacking is more a more complete information bank.
Great idea, very useful, room for improvements
Great idea of an app, very useful so far, room for improvements of course like better search capabilities. I have found all the companies I have searched for so far but only used it for a short time since I download it. It's a free app so that's another plus. It helps animals so that's a great app already. I will continue to use it more, and review it again in a few months.
I really like this app! It's helpful and very straightforward, and easy to use. I like that you can just type it in and go! I like that it gives you the information for the company, not just whether or not it's cruelty free, in case you want to see their website, etc.
I like this app a lot better than the leading cruelty free search apps.