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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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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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Humane Cosmetics Act Receives "Unprecedented" Corporate Support

The Humane Cosmetics Act is inching closer to be a reality, as 133 cosmetics companies pledged their support this week. If passed, The Act, started by Representative Jim Moran, would…

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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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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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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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LUSH Cosmetics Awards $400,000 to Innovators in Cruelty-Free Research

Animal rights received a big financial shot in the arm this November when LUSH Cosmetics announced the recipients of the first-ever LUSH Prize to eliminate animal testing. Created by…

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Paul McCartney Wants to End "Unimaginable Pain" of Animal Testing

Photo by Mary A. Lupo/Shutterstock Sir Paul McCartney is calling for an end to the “unimaginable pain and suffering” of animal testing for cosmetics. The former Beatle is backing…

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LUSH Cosmetics Fights Animal Testing by "Torturing" Human Subject

REAL-LIFE HORROR Although cosmetics testing on animals was banned throughout Europe nearly two decade ago, the sale of animal-tested products is still permitted in the United Kingdom…

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