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Scientists Are Growing Human Skin to Stop Animal Testing

Scientists Are Growing Human Skin to Stop Animal Testing

Researchers have developed a human skin culture system that could help replace animal testing in the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries. Ten Bio Ltd. is a venture born from the University of Dundee's School of Life...

80% of South Koreans Want An End to Animal Testing

More than 80 percent of South Koreans want to see an end to animal testing, according to a new Realmeter poll. Animal protection organization the Humane Society International (HSI) commissioned the survey. The results showed that...
Colombia Will Ban All Cosmetic Animal Testing by 2024

Colombia Will Ban All Cosmetic Animal Testing by 2024

Colombia has banned the use of animal testing for cosmetics. The new law takes effect in 2024. The ban prohibits the use of animals for testing cosmetics products and ingredients. It applies to imported or...
Chocolate Giant Barry Callebaut Just Banned Animal Testing

Chocolate Giant Barry Callebaut Just Banned Animal Testing

One of the world's leading chocolate and cocoa manufacturers just banned animal testing. Barry Callebaut revealed it will no longer conduct experiments on animals. This follows talks with animal rights organization PETA (People for the...
Scientists Urged to Avoid Animal Testing for COVID-19 Research

Scientists Urged to Avoid Animal Testing for COVID-19 Research

An international coalition of animal advocacy organizations is urging scientists to leave animal testing out of coronavirus (COVID-19) research. For World Week for Animals in Laboratories—April 20 to April 26—the organizations suggest researchers utilize...
Mexico's Senate Passes a Ban on Animal Testing

Mexico’s Senate Passes a Ban on Animal Testing

The Mexican Senate has passed a bill banning animal testing for cosmetics. It also prohibits the manufacture, marketing, or import of cosmetics that were tested on animals outside of the country. The bill was unanimously...
The Coronavirus Vaccine Won’t Be Tested on Animals

The Coronavirus Vaccine Won’t Be Tested on Animals

(Updated March 27, 2020) | The U.S. recently began its first human clinical trial for an experimental coronavirus vaccine without testing it first on animals. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded the trial. Researchers...
The FDA Will Now Send Retired Lab Animals to Sanctuaries

The FDA Will Now Send Retired Lab Animals to Sanctuaries

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will allow the adoption and transfer of healthy, retired lab animals to sanctuaries. The policy change follows campaigning from the White Coat Waste Project (WCW) and over 1.2...
Suave Is Now Cruelty-Free

Suave Is Now Cruelty-Free

Unilever-owned personal care brand Suave is now cruelty-free. According to a press release, the move is the result of talks with international animal rights nonprofit, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). Suave is...
Do Vegan Contact Lenses Actually Exist?

Do Vegan Contact Lenses Actually Exist?

Contact lenses are the top choice for people who have vision correction needs. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), approximately 45 million Americans use them daily. Contacts offer convenience for people...
Avon Ends Cosmetic Animal Testing

Avon Ends Cosmetic Animal Testing

Avon Products, Inc. has taken a major step toward becoming cruelty-free. The international beauty brand will no longer conduct regulatory-required cosmetic animal testing in every country, including China. Going forward, Avon Products, Inc. will work...
James Cromwell Got Arrested Trying to Stop Animal Testing

James Cromwell Got Arrested Trying to Stop Animal Testing

Actor and activist James Cromwell was arrested recently for trying to stop animal testing. Together with other animal rights activists, Cromwell was protesting outside Texas A&M University's (TAMU) Board of Regents meeting. The university tests on...
Paul McCartney Releases Anti-Animal Cruelty Music Video

Paul McCartney Releases Anti-Animal Cruelty Music Video

Paul McCartney has released an anti-animal cruelty music video. The animated music video features McCartney's 1993 song "Looking for Changes," which protests vivisection. McCartney donated the song to international rights group PETA (People for the...
Photographer Takes Photos of Lab Animals Going Outside for the First Time

Photographer Takes Photos of Lab Animals Going Outside for the First Time

Rachele Totaro is a unique kind of activist. The 37-year-old animal lover and vegan uses her camera lens to tell the stories of animals, helping them to find homes and above all, showing the...

The EPA Will End Animal Testing By 2035

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is ditching animal testing. The agency intends to cut back 30 percent on requests and spending on animal tests by 2025. It hopes that all requests and funding will be...
Cory Booker Has a Plan to End Factory Farming Forever

Cory Booker Will Ban Animal Testing As President (And So Much More)

Presidential hopeful Corey Booker revealed an ambitious welfare plan to ban cosmetic animal testing. The former Mayor of Newark intends to run for the Democratic nomination in 2020. Booker was the first vegan senator in...
Animal Testing In the UK Drops to Lowest In 12 Years

Animal Testing In the UK Drops to Lowest In 12 Years

Animal testing in the UK has reached its lowest level since 2007. The number of procedures completed on live animals in 2018 was 7 percent lower than in 2017, according to data from Home Office. Most...
Paul McCartney Begs Texas A&M to Stop Testing on Dogs

Paul McCartney Begs Texas A&M to Stop Testing on Dogs

Sir Paul McCartney is asking Texas A&M University (TAMU) to stop testing on dogs in favor of animal-free alternatives. McCartney penned a letter on behalf of international animal rights organization PETA (People for the Ethical...
UK's Leading Animal Testing Lab to Shut Down

UK’s Leading Animal Testing Lab to Shut Down

One of the UK's leading animal research centers is due to close down. The Medical Research Council (MRC) told staff at the Harwell Institute's Mouse Genetics Unit (MGU) -- a major international research center in...
Estée Lauder Just Joined the Fight to End Animal Testing

Estée Lauder Just Joined the Fight to End Animal Testing

The Estée Lauder Companies, a leading manufacturer and marketer of makeup, skincare, haircare, and fragrance products, has joined the #BeCrueltyFree campaign. The campaign, which is led by Humane Society International (HSI), aims to end...
99.5% of Brits Want a Worldwide Ban on Animal Testing

99.5% of Brits Want a Worldwide Ban on Animal Testing

Nearly 100 percent of UK residents are in favor of a global ban on cosmetic animal testing. A survey of 500 individuals conducted by UK-based animal welfare nonprofit the Naturewatch Foundation found that 99.5 percent...