It’s time we end cruel animal testing in the UK for good

(Alamy) 4 min read53 min I was shocked, actually, in disbelief, when I learnt that we still test on animals in the United Kingdom. This came to my attention when I discovered the breeding facility MBR Acres. Shockingly, they breed around 2,000 beagles a year in the UK, selling them to […]

Alleged monkey conspiracy at Inotiv highlights need to end animal testing

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block The hurt and harm of animal testing can extend beyond what happens in laboratories, as a new scandal concerning one major animal testing company’s acquisition of monkeys shows. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether Inotiv and several of its subsidiaries violated the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices […]

Major win: Canada just banned cosmetics animal testing and trade

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block In a massive step forward, Canada has just passed a ban on cosmetics animal testing and the sale of beauty products that rely on new animal test data to substantiate their safety, becoming the second North American country to do so; Mexico passed such a ban in 2021. Our […]

Progress for horses and alternatives to animal testing in Agriculture funding bill

As in recent years, the annual congressional appropriations process continues to be a key path for us to seek progress for animals. The legislation funding programs within the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration is a top priority because appropriations-focused lobbying and policymaking makes it possible to address a wide range […]

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 […]

Neuralink’s animal testing regulatory committee under fire for alleged conflict of interest

Recent reports have suggested that the majority of committee members overseeing animal testing at Neuralink possess financial interests in the brain-machine startup. Neuralink has been conducting animal trials as it seeks to secure permission to start human trials. Elon Musk mentioned last year that Neuralink is hoping to secure permission for human trials in about […]

A decade’s worth of wins against cosmetics animal testing

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Tomorrow, March 11, 2023, marks the 10-year anniversary of a historic paradigm shift away from cosmetics animal testing. When the European Union and Israel became the world’s first markets to ban animal tests for cosmetics such as makeup, shampoo and cologne, the change jump-started our global campaign to extend […]

Animal welfare advocates disappointed with ‘watered down’ testing transparency bill – The Virginian-Pilot

A bill intended to increase transparency at animal testing facilities is heading to the governor’s desk — but advocates say it’s been gutted almost past the point of recognition. “I am disappointed that it was so watered down,” said Sen. Jennifer Boysko, a Fairfax Democrat who introduced the measure. The legislation, co-sponsored by Franklin Republican […]

Animal-free cosmetics safety testing global collective International Collaboration on Cosmetics Safety ICCS launches

Unveiled today, the International Collaboration on Cosmetics Safety (ICCS) was being spearheaded by a collective of scientists and experts across 35 private and public organisations, including key global beauty and personal care majors like Beiersdorf, Chanel, Colgate-Palmolive, Johnson & Johnson, Kao, L’Oréal, LVMH, P&G, Shiseido, and Unilever. A broad range of global suppliers, trade associations […]

Should Animal Testing Be Illegal? Yes, and This Is Why

Source: Getty Images It’s probably not surprising to find out that a lot of environmentalists think that animal testing should be illegal. And while one of the main reasons is obvious — the practice is cruel — there are some other factors involved too. When it comes to such a big topic, learning more information […]

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