animal testing

Former MAC Model Pamela Anderson Blasts Firm for Animal Testing

Photo by Tinseltown/Shutterstock Actress and model Pamela Anderson wants MAC Cosmetics to get their act together. The former Viva Glam spokesmodel is calling out the beauty retailer in…

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PETA Strikes Victoria's Secret Off Its List of Cruelty-Free Brands

Photo by Sorbis/Shutterstock People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ has stricken Victoria’s Secret from its list of cruelty-free companies after the lingerie giant…

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L'Oreal Plans to Start 3D-Printing Human Skin

Photo by Shutterstock L’Oreal knows that the business of beauty is as much a science as it is an art. Since it nixed animal testing in 2003, the French cosmetic firm has relied on…

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New Zealand Bans Animal Testing for Cosmetic Products

Animal-rights advocates have gained a powerful new ally: Middle Earth. After two years of intense lobbying, New Zealand’s members of Parliament unanimously voted on Tuesday to ban…

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Smartphone App Tells You If Your Makeup Was Tested on Animals

Beauty mavens with a penchant for cruelty-free products can now shop easier, thanks to a new smart app called Cruelty-Cutter. Developed by the Beagle Freedom Project, the app works by…

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China Relaxes Animal-Testing Rule for Some Cosmetics

Photos by Humane Society International More than 50 animal-rights campaigners, wearing bunny ears and carrying life-size rabbit cut-outs, took to the streets of Dailan, China, on Monday…

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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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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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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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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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China Plans to Abolish Mandatory Animal Testing on Domestic Cosmetics

Photo by Shutterstock The fight to end animal testing has won another victory as China has announced it will remove its mandatory animal testing requirements. This will apply to all of…

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"Walking Dead" Actor Norman Reedus Calls for Ban on Animal Tests for Cosmetics

Norman Reedus is spoiling for a fight. The television actor, who plays crossbow-wielding zombie-killer Daryl Dixon on AMC’s The Walking Dead, has joined Cruelty-Free International…

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India Bans All Animal Testing for Cosmetics And Their Ingredients

Photo by Shutterstock India has taken the historic step of banning all animal testing for cosmetics, the first South Asian nation to do so. After extensive campaigning from the People…

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Actor Peter Dinklage Calls for U.S. Ban on Animal Tests for Cosmetics

Peter Dinklage wants to see an end to cosmetics tests on animals in the United States. The Emmy– and Golden Globe Award-winning actor, who plays charismatic antihero Tyrion…

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Paul McCartney, Ke$ha Call for an End to Cosmetic Animal Testing

Photo by Martin Lehmann/Shutterstock STAR POWER “True beauty doesn’t come from cruelty,” Ke$ha says in a statement. “That’s why I want to see an end to the testing…

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European Union to Ban All Animal Testing for Cosmetics

Anita Roddick, late founder of The Body Shop. The end is nigh—for animal testing, that is. Starting March 11, the European Union will ban the import and sale of new cosmetic products…

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