Enfield Council worked closely with research and manufacturing company Ecosearch Ltd to develop a range of cleaning products including liquid hand soap, multi-purpose cleaner, and descaler for urinals and toilets which are all certified cruelty-free and carry the Leaping Bunny logo. Enfield procurement officers also helped facilitate the supply of Ecosearch products through national distributor Office Depot.
The Leaping Bunny is issued for use by companies on toiletry and cleaning products which comply with the Humane Standards for no animal testing, managed in the UK by the BUAV’s sister organisation Cruelty Free International.
Councillor Andrew Stafford, Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources said: “In a modern society it is quite unacceptable to be rubbing noxious chemicals into animal’s eyes to test cleaning products when it is clearly totally unnecessary.
“This new range of cleaning products that we have introduced into our civic buildings has not only never been tested on animals, but gives economical superior cleaning performance. The feedback has been excellent from not only staff who say the handsoap is good to use, but also cleaning staff who tell us because the cleaning fluid is not noxious they do not need to wear masks to use it.
“We will be extending the use of these cleaning products and endorsing their use to other organisations and councils further afield.”
BUAV’s Chief Executive, Michelle Thew said: “I am delighted that Enfield Council is leading the way to Clean Up Cruelty, and encouraging other councils and organisations to do so too. We hope that many others will follow Enfield’s admirable stance. Please look for the Leaping Bunny logo or check www.GoCrueltyFree.org to ensure your products are cruelty-free.”
Ask your councillor, MP, workplace or school to Clean Up Cruelty.