Animal Testing

MEPs have adopted a resolution vote that will add political pressure to the European Commission to respond, proving important for the cosmetic industry's fight to uphold its existing EU animal testing ban [Getty Images]

European Parliament votes for EU-wide plan to phase out animal testing

By Kacey Culliney

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have adopted a resolution vote calling on the European Commission to establish an EU-wide action plan to actively phase out animal experiments – a move that adds weight to the cosmetics industry’s fight to protect...

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Mexican Senate green lights ban for animal testing for cosmetics

By Stephen Daniells

Mexico will become the first country in North America and the 41st country globally to ban animal testing for cosmetics after the country’s Senate gave its final and unanimous support to a federal bill that also bans the manufacture, import and marketing...

The cruelty-free Leaping Bunny certification covers all of Garnier's product portfolio, including shampoos, conditioners, soap bars and sunscreens (Image: L'Oréal/Garnier)

A ‘milestone’ moment: Garnier now Leaping Bunny certified globally

By Kacey Culliney

L’Oréal’s Garnier brand has received Cruelty Free International’s Leaping Bunny approval on its entire global portfolio after months of work with its vast supplier network – a move that proves exactly what is possible on a mass beauty scale, says the...

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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