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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 […]
Vegan actor and animal rights activist Alicia Silverstone visited California lawmakers in order to urge them to ban the sale of animal-tested cosmetics. Vegan doctors from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) joined Silverstone in talking to legislators about the importance of passing the California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act (SB1249). If passed, it would be illegal for any cosmetics companies – including makeup, […]
Brazil is one step closer to ban animal testing for cosmetic purposes after the state of Minas Gerais voted to end the practice in the region. Minas Gerais joins Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Paraná, Mato Grosso do Sul, Pará, and Amazonas who have already banned the practice, meaning that 70 percent of the nation’s […]
International retailer Primark has announced that cosmetics in its own-range brand of beauty products, “PS…” will no longer be tested on animals. “We are proud to announce that own-brand cosmetics at Primark have been awarded coveted Leaping Bunny status by Cruelty Free International, the gold standard certification programme for products that are free from animal […]
China may soon see an end to the laws that require post-market cosmetic animal testing on makeup products, thanks to a new pilot scheme. The “groundbreaking” plan, launched by global anti-animal testing non-profit Cruelty Free International in partnership with Knudsen&Co and Fengpu Industrial Park, would remove all remaining barriers for existing cruelty-free cosmetics brands to manufacture and […]
The Physcians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) just launched a new video featuring vegan celebrities to encourage California residents to vote in support of a bill to end animal-based cosmetic testing. Alicia Silverstone, Moby, Harley Quinn Smith, and PCRM President, Dr. Neal Barnard, all lent their voice to promote this seminal piece of legislation, The […]
Six-hundred-twenty MEPs from the European Parliament have voted in support of pioneering a global cosmetics animal testing ban. The vote was in response to a petition, delivered by The Body Shop and Cruelty Free International, asking The European Union (EU) to actively lead the way for a worldwide ban on cosmetic animal testing. The petition gained […]
The vast majority of Chilean citizens oppose animal testing for cosmetic purposes, a new poll by Cadem consultancy has revealed. The poll was carried out on behalf of the Humane Society International (HSI) and NGO Te Protejo. 86 percent of those surveyed by the consultancy firm believe that Chile should take steps to outlaw the […]