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Currently, all foreign makeup and beauty products sold in China are required by law to be tested on animals. Although the rules on domestic products are a little more relaxed, the threat of post-market tests still looms over many brands. However, following a new announcement from the National Institute for Food and Drug Control (NIFDC), […]
Cruelty-free cosmetics company The Body Shop and the anti-animal testing organization Cruelty Free International (CFI) have delivered a record-breaking 8.3 million signatures to the United Nations in an effort to end cosmetic animal tests around the world. Although significant steps have recently been made to stop the practice — for example, in May, European Parliament […]
South Korea has put an end to a cruel yet common test on animals. The country has officially prohibited long-term pesticide toxicity tests on beagles, joining the growing list of nations that have also outlawed the practice. The historic decision was prompted by international pressures, as other major countries like the United States, Japan, European […]
Two major players in the chemical ingredients and cosmetic manufacturing industry are taking steps towards cruelty-free alternatives to animal testing. The Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion and innovation of non-animal tests, has partnered with German company BASF, the world’s largest producer of chemical ingredients and Swiss brand Givaudan, the […]
British cruelty-free cosmetics company Barry M has launched new primer drops and they’re suitable for both vegans and unicorns. The new Unicorn Primer Drops are “packed with superfruits,” including goji and acai berries, watermelon, and tamarind, and according to the brand, they leave your skin smooth, hydrated, brightened, and protected. At £7.99, the product is a more affordable […]
New safety testing for the cosmetic injection Botox, will spare the lives of hundreds of thousands of mice annually, says Cruelty Free International (CFI). The group reports that major French pharmaceutical company Ipsen is replacing its animal testing methods with cell-based procedures. “Together with our coalition partners in the European Coalition to End Animal Experiments […]
Over half of Americans oppose animal testing for scientific purposes, according to a new report from Pew Research Center. According to the research, Americans are closely divided over the matter of animal experimentation, with 52 percent opposed to the practice. The amount in opposition has increased slightly, from 50 percent in 2014, with more women […]
California lawmakers have passed a major piece of legislation that will help reduce animal suffering in the country’s most populous state. The bill, SB 1249, was approved by the State Assembly in a unanimous vote. It makes it unlawful for cosmetics manufacturers to sell products in the state that have been tested on animals. This includes […]

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