For the Animal Lovers: How to Shop Cruelty-Free

Shop cruelty free products from Ode Natural Beauty and McEvoy Ranch. We're a group of animal lovers and if you've ever come to visit us at the ranch, there are any number of surprises you might encounter in and around our 80 acres of olive trees. We have thriving populations of wild jackrabbits, bees, native birds, oodles of our iconic blue-tailed skink, deer hovering just outside our gates (because they love snacking on our olive trees a little too much) and even a bobcat every now and again. willowbunny close Anyone visiting our gardens, you'll surely meet our very friendly felines, Milo and Sid, or one of our staff member's dogs. Needless to say, we're a company of animal lovers, and their health and livelihood is always on our minds. Spring Birding When we erected our 147-foot wind turbine in 2009 to support our green energy initiative, it was installed only after testing and consultations with the Point Reyes Bird Observatory, Golden Gate Raptor Observatory and other biologists, to ensure that our local wildlife populations weren't in harm's way. And when we developed our Ode Natural Beauty body care collection, animal testing was never even a consideration, as is too often the case in the cosmetic industry. Shop cruelty free - Ode Natural Beauty Cruelty-free production is simply a standard for us here at the ranch, and we're delighted to have recently aligned with more like-minded brands as newly-certified members of the Leaping Bunny Program. 14063897_10154358957465502_8259356669463084204_n

What is Leaping Bunny?

The Leaping Bunny, an internationally recognized logo for the CCIC (Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics). It represents eight national animal protection groups that banded together to create a single, comprehensive standard for cruelty-free production practices in the cosmetic and household product industries. The Standard ensures that all product ingredients are free of animal testing. This means every stage in the production chain, both domestically or abroad. It also requires companies to implement a supplier monitoring system to become certified. The Leaping Bunny network now boasts over 600 companies. They have a free app (available on Iphones and Androids) to make shopping for cruelty-free products easier. For more ways you can take action to help save the animals, visit Leaping Bunny's Take Action checklist. You can also share this YouTube video with actress, Amy Smart, on your social media channels. Shop our Ode Natural Beauty collection now.