Leaping Bunny’s Response Re: Yves Rocher’s Status

I promptly received a response from Kim at Leaping Bunny, and suspicions about Yves Rocher have been confirmed! Here’s the response below (with my own emphasis):

“Hi Alyson,

Thanks for your email. Our European partner, the European Coalition to End Animal Experiments removed Yves Rocher from our list after it became clear some of their products/ingredients were being tested on animals in accordance with Chinese law in order to legally sell their products in this country. Because we keep the same list of cruelty-free companies, we removed them from our list as well. I hope this information is helpful!


Communications Manager
Leaping Bunny Program

Here it is, folks! From Leaping Bunny themselves. Yves Rocher is NOT cruelty-free, because they’ve decided to allow for testing on some products/ingredients, in order to sell in China. And who is to say the products they sell outside of China are still guaranteed cruelty-free? Without having a cruelty-free certification, what is their incentive to keep any of their products cruelty-free? They’ve clearly been deceiving the public.

Here are 6 Reasons to choose the Yves Rocher brand, as they claim on their website. Number 4 is “Respect for Nature & Safety”. They continue to claim their products are never tested on animals.

Lies, Yves Rocher, all lies!

Feel free to extend your thanks to Leaping Bunny for continuing to maintain their standards, and ensuring we have a reliable source of cruelty-free consumer information!

Please await my entry where I post the response I received from One Voice.


10 responses

  1. I’m disgusted by companies like Avon, Yves Rocher and L’Occitane who decided to start testing on animals again to comply with Chinese regulations. As usual, only profits matter… But I do hope Avon and Lancome will lose in court for their misleading information about their testing policy.

      • Yes, and much better ones at that! However, not many people know that their products are tested on animals (and even when they do, they just don’t care). That’s why it’s so maddening that these companies move to China and start testing. Is that 21st century or am I in the Middle Ages? 😦

  2. Thank you for going to the trouble to find this out for us, I really appreciate it. How horrible that this is so prevalent – not just the testing, but the Chinese govt enforcement, and the lies about it from the company. Gives me the angries.. but thanks again for tracking this down, and to Leaping Bunny (who I’m about to check out!) for being so on to it.

    • 🙂 This is one of the things I absolutely love to do! Not to mention I love finding out about new organizations such as Leaping Bunny, One Voice, Uncaged, etc. It’s important to keep cosmetic companies (all companies, really) on their toes; to show them consumers do care!

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