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Animal Cruelty

Can One Emjoi Save Animals From Cruelty?

Emjois—those tiny Japanese pictographs that function as word replacements in electronic messages—have become the most expedient way to express a thought or emotion through texting…

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Beyoncé's "Rare Cobra" Jumpsuit Seized by European Customs in Transit

Beyoncé wearing a Rubin Singer creation at the 2013 Superbowl halftime show. Beyoncé sure loves her exotic animal skin. Page Six reports European customs seized a one-legged silvery…

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Ricky Gervais Urges Americans to Support the Humane Cosmetics Act

British actor and comedian Ricky Gervais is getting behind the Humane Cosmetics Act, which was introduced to Congress earlier this month. The federal bill calls for the United States to…

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Actress Mayim Bialik: Use of Animals to Test Cosmetics is "Unjustifiable"

“It is very important to me to speak out on behalf of animals who cannot protest their suffering and ask the compassionate people of the United States to join me, and Cruelty-Free…

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Federal Bill to End Cosmetics Testing on Animals Introduced in Congress

Photo by Shutterstock Another step has been made in the fight against cosmetic animal testing in the US this week as a new federal bill was introduced in Congress. The Humane Cosmetics…

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Khloe Kardashian Wears Faux-Fur Coat Painted With "F*ck Yo Fur"

Khloe Kardashian has strong words for people who wear fur. The reality-show star made a graphic statement in New York City on Monday when she wore a faux-fur jacket with the words…

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Jane Goodall: Prince William Wants Buckingham Palace Ivory Destroyed

Photo by Featureflash/Shutterstock Prince William isn’t a fan of ivory. The Duke of Cambridge, who recently attended the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference in London with his…

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Lands' End Joins Angora Ban After PETA’s Rabbit-Abuse Exposé

Lands’ End has banned all new angora products following reports by animal-rights campaigners of routine abuse on rabbits farms in China, where 90 percent of the world’s…

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The North Face Creates Responsible Down Standard for Industry Use

The North Face is going down, and it wants to take the rest of the industry with it. In an announcement at Outdoor Retailer show on Wednesday, the outdoor-apparel retailer unveiled a…

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Ke$ha Detained by Homeland Security After Allegedly Smuggling Ivory

Photo by Martin Lehmann/Shutterstock Pop star Ke$ha, a self-professed animal-rights activist, was allegedly detained by the Department of Homeland Security a year ago for attempting to…

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New Mascara-Testing Procedure Uses Protozoa Instead of Rabbits

Photo by Shutterstock Scientists at the University of Liverpool have developed a reliable method to test the irritability of mascara, using tiny protozoa.  Since rabbits are commonly…

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Why is PETA Giving Away Fur Coats?

Photo by Shutterstock People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has been doling out fur coats for free, but not because the infamously provocative animal-rights group has had a change…

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ASOS, Topshop, Stella McCartney Join Angora Ban; Zara Still Holding Out

Shocking undercover footage of alleged rabbit abuse in China may have prompted several of the world’s biggest apparel brands and retailers to declare a moratorium on sourcing…

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Newly "Plant-Based" Beyoncé Wears Fur to Lunch at a Vegan Restaurant

Here’s the point, and there’s Beyoncé missing it. After committing to a 22-day “completely vegan” diet with her husband, rap mogul Jay-Z, the pop megastar was…

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Esprit, New Look Follow H&M's Lead, Nix Angora Production

Esprit and New Look have joined H&M in suspending the production of angora-based garments over animal-welfare concerns. The firms’ decision, ostensibly made in the wake of…

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H&M Halts Angora Production In Wake of PETA's Rabbit-Abuse Exposé

H&M has suspended production of all angora products following reports by animal-rights campaigners of routine abuse on rabbits farms in China. The Swedish retailer’s decision…

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GRAPHIC: Shocking PETA Video Shows Fur Ripped From Angora Rabbits

Photo by Shutterstock Investigators at PETA China have just released bone-chilling footage of workers violently ripping rabbit fur from the animals bodies as they scream in pain, to…

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LUSH Prize Awards £250,000 to Innovators Against Animal Testing

Full disclosure: LUSH paid for the author’s travel and accommodation; opinions expressed here are her own. LUSH Cosmetics celebrated the second year of its prestigious LUSH Prize,…

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