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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...
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...
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...
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...

China Makes ‘Groundbreaking’ Shift From Cosmetic Animal Testing

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...

China Ends Animal Testing Requirements on Post-Market Cosmetics

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...
COVERGIRL Is On a Mission to Make All Makeup Cruelty-Free

COVERGIRL Launches Campaign to Make All Makeup Cruelty-Free

COVERGIRL is on a mission to make all makeup cruelty-free. The iconic drugstore makeup brand launched a new campaign today that celebrates the cruelty-free future of the cosmetics industry. Called Signature Selfies, the initiative encourages...
19 Top Cosmetics Brands to End Global Animal Testing

P&G Ends Animal Testing On Its 19 Cosmetic Brands

Procter & Gamble, one of the world's top cosmetics brands, wants to end global cosmetic animal testing by 2023. The global consumer goods giant announced today that it joined the #BeCrueltyFree campaign launched by animal...
Your Favorite 90s Shampoo Just Stopped Testing on Animals

Your Favorite ’90s Shampoo Just Stopped Testing on Animals

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 Considers Move Toward ‘Viable Alternatives’ to Cosmetic Animal Testing

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...
8.3 Million People Sign Anti-Animal Testing Petition Delivered to the UN

8.3 Million People Sign Anti-Animal Testing Petition Delivered to the UN

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...
The World's Top Ingredient Producer Wants to Eliminate Animal Testing

The World’s Top Ingredient Producer Givaudan Wants to Eliminate Animal Testing

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...
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Alicia Silverstone Teams Up with Vegan Doctors to Promote Cruelty-Free Cosmetics

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...
Minas Gerais Becomes 7th Brazilian State to Ban Animal Testing

Minas Gerais Becomes 7th Brazilian State to Ban Animal Testing

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,...
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Primark’s Own-Brand Cosmetics Line ‘PS…’ Is Now Cruelty-Free

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...
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China to Pilot Program That Would Put an End to Cosmetic Animal Testing

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...
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Vegan Actor Alicia Silverstone Pushes for Ban on Animal Tested Cosmetics in California

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,...
European Parliament to Support Global Cosmetic Animal Testing Ban

European Parliament to Support Global Cosmetic Animal Testing Ban

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 Majority of Chilean Citizens Oppose Animal Testing, New Poll Reveals

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...
California Aims to Ban the Sale of Animal-Tested Cosmetics

Virginia Passes New Law to Significantly Reduce Animal Testing

Virginia has passed a new law to significantly reduce the number of animals used in product testing. Bill HB 1097, signed by Governor Ralph Northam, requires companies to abstain from animal testing where possible and...