Win! Illinois bans unnecessary toxicity tests on dogs and cats

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Dogs and cats in Illinois laboratories will be saved from painful and outdated toxicity testing thanks to a first-of-its-kind law signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday. Under the new law, it won’t be permissible to use dogs and cats in Illinois laboratories in toxicity testing—tests that attempt to […]

Iceland temporarily bans whaling in the name of animal welfare as support for industry wanes

Iceland has suspended whaling for three months as support for the controversial practice drops. Iceland has suspended whaling until the end of August in the name of animal welfare, while also alluding to the possibility that the practice will eventually face a full ban.  “I have taken the decision to temporarily stop whaling” until August […]

Animal testing: UK bans testing licences for makeup ingredients

9 minutes ago Image source, Getty Images The government has banned giving licences for animal testing of chemicals used as ingredients in cosmetics products. A ban against animal testing for makeup and its ingredients was brought in in 1998 and is still in place but the government said it had changed policy to match rules […]

New York state bans cosmetics animal testing, capping off a year of wins for animals in labs

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block With Gov. Kathy Hochul’s signature earlier this month, New York became the 10th state in the U.S. to prevent the sale of cosmetics that have been newly tested on animals. This represents just the latest gain in a worldwide movement to end cosmetics animal testing on animals. Worldwide, we’re […]

Japanese Restaurant Giant Bans Cages for Hens Worldwide

TORIDOLL Holdings Corporation, one of the world’s largest restaurant companies based in Japan, has released a groundbreaking global animal welfare policy pledging to source 100 percent cage-free eggs and egg products for its restaurant locations worldwide, making it the largest cage-free commitment from a Japanese-multinational corporation to date. This critical commitment to improving the welfare […]

RIU Hotels & Resorts Bans Cages in Its Global Egg Supply Chain

This policy will be implemented in its 100 hotels in 20 countries and will improve the lives of more than 375 thousand hens used for eggs each year. The cage system seriously compromises the welfare of hens, who live in such small spaces and are so cramped that they cannot perform their most basic and […]

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