Animal Testing

Nars cruelty free and China

Nars loses cruelty-free status?

By Natasha Spencer

As Nars moves into the Chinese market, where animal testing is mandatory, previously loyal supporters opt to boycott the famed brand.

PETA: China’s new regulation removes animal testing procedure

PETA: China’s new regulation removes animal testing procedure

By Natasha Spencer

Following the announcement of China Food and Drug Administration's (CFDA) new regulation — coming into effect from 1st March 2017  — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) believes it will strengthen the fight to stop animal testing in...

PETA statement on China's non-animal cosmetics test

PETA praises China’s non-animal cosmetics testing decision

By Natasha Spencer

As China announces that it has accepted the first completely non-animal cosmetics test, we spoke to Amanda Nordstrom, who is involved with PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies programme on what this means for the future of cosmetics testing.

Animal testing: inquiry launched into EU bodies' statement

Animal testing: inquiry launched into EU bodies' statement

By Lucy Whitehouse

In light of the recent EU court ruling that there are to be ‘no exceptions’ to the animal testing ban on cosmetics, an inquiry has been launched into the official, joint advice of two European bodies.

Australia ready to ban animal testing

Australia ready to ban animal testing

By Lucy Whitehouse

Testing beauty and personal care products on animals will be banned by July next year in Australia, as the country follows a long list of markets in outlawing the testing method.

South Korea ups investment in alternative testing

South Korea ups investment in alternative testing

While South Korea has been working on alternative testing that will fall in line with EU or OECD guidelines for some time, government officials have now proposed a $12.6m budget to further develop methods in this area.

Japan's feeling the heat to follow EU ethics on animal testing

Japan's feeling the heat to follow EU ethics on animal testing

By Michelle Yeomans

Although Japanese law does not require most cosmetics to undergo animal testing - it is not prohibited and the government is really feeling the pressure to introduce the same regulatory requirements around alternatives as the EU.

Thailand tipped to be 'huge' in organic cosmetics

Thailand tipped to be 'huge' in organic cosmetics

By Michelle Yeomans

Thailand has been flagged as having huge potential in ASEAN's organic cosmetic market, which is expected to contribute to the overall cosmetic market with a growth of nearly 9.5% by 2020.

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