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People in Switzerland will soon vote on whether the animal testing of products sold in the country should be allowed following concerns about animal welfare and cruelty, the Washington Post reported. The move came about after petitioners collected the minimum 100,000 signatures required to place a measure on the ballot. Called the “ban on human […]
China is making a groundbreaking shift away from cosmetic animal testing with the approval of two new non-animal methods. The two new tests include the direct peptide reaction assay for skin sensitization and the short time exposure assay for eye irritation. The move toward cruelty-free testing alternatives is the result of the Memorandum of Understanding […]
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced it will stop its kitten experiments and adopt out the 14 cats left in its laboratory. USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) was using the kittens to study toxoplasmosis, a disease thought to be a leading cause of death from foodborne illness in the U.S. The research saw […]
Vegan actor Edie Falco has urged the University of Delaware to stop testing on rats. The Golden Globe-nominated star of “Sopranos” recently worked alongside animal rights organization PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) to encourage university staff members to help end the cruel animal tests. According to the organization, Falco rung every single […]
China has announced that post-market cosmetic testing in the country will no longer include animal tests. The announcement — made by the Gansu Province National Medical Products Association — ends cosmetic animal testing for all finished imported and domestically-produced products. International animal welfare organization Cruelty Free International (CFI) applauds the news as an “important step” […]
English comedian, actor, writer, and creator of new TV series “After Life,” Ricky Gervais, just broke down why animal testing is cruel and unreliable in less than one minute. In an interview with BBC Radio 5 Live, the entertainer said, “It doesn’t work. Ninety-three percent of all experiments that work on animals then fail and are […]
Your favorite ’90s shampoo brand just stopped testing on animals. Herbal Essences, owned by major consumer goods brand Procter & Gamble, will no longer conduct tests on animals for its products. Although it’s sold in China, international animal rights organization PETA (People for the Ethical treatment of Animals) notes that the company has worked within […]

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