The Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has introduced a draft notification to ban the import of cosmetics tested on animals abroad; in a move which would extend the reach of animal testing prohibition for the cosmetics industry even further...
In a move that puts animal testing of cosmetics in China back in the spotlight, animal rights group PETA says it has convinced China Southern Airlines to ban the shipping of primates destined for animal testing labs.
Cruelty Free International has presented a petition containing over a million signatures to the Japanese health minister, aimed at pressurising the country's law makers into making changing about testing cosmetics on animals.
Another country may soon be moving towards alternatives to animal testing, as South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety has created a policy proposal to recognize these methods for functional cosmetics.
In the ASEAN region, safety assessment of all cosmetic products is a mandatory requirement, but there is no mandatory requirement as to what method to use. The responsibility lies with the company, explains a leading expert.
Big changes are afoot in China for cosmetics regulation, but how far changes in animal testing will go remains to be seen, says Simon Chan, executive director of the Hong Kong Cosmetic Technical Resources Centre.
The China government has confirmed that it is instigating a consultation process to find alternative to the testing on cosmetics products on animals. amid mounting international pressure, with Cruelty Free International voicing its support.
With less than a week to go until the ban on selling animal-tested cosmetics in the EU, it appears that it has influenced several markets in Asia, with Korea, India and Japan all seeing instances of following suit in 2013 so far.
The Japanese personal care giant has announced it is mostly dropping animal-tested cosmetics in the wake of the European Union setting to finalise a sweeping ban on the sale of such products this month.
The battle to end animal testing in the cosmetic industry in India has stepped up a notch after the regulatory Drug Controller General of India called for the fast-tracking of the deletion of two final animal tests from India’s cosmetics safety standard.
Many international cosmetic makers are faced with ethical questions over whether or not to be present in the China market because of animal testing requirements. Pangea Organics chose not to stay, and has been commended for this.
Regulations in countries around the world need to change to outlaw animal testing in cosmetics, rather than the manufacturers themselves, according to the industry-specific organisation set up by the BUAV.
There seems to be continued talk in the cosmetics industry of the proposed animal testing ban that comes into place on March 11, 2013, and whilst it has been a long time coming, it represents a huge step, according to Cruelty Free International.
Last week, India’s Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) Dr G N Singh met with MP Maneka Gandhi, and now Humane Society International has applauded statesman Ramalinga Reddy for urging swift action to update Indian law to end animal testing of cosmetics.
The Chinese government are taking steps towards accepting a non-animal test for cosmetics for the first time, after a PETA grant allowed the necessary research to develop a new toxicity test, and the necessary training was carried out in a Beijing university...
The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics’ Leaping Bunny program has received backing from cosmetics players and can benefit further from big brand backing in its bid to end animal testing in the cosmetics industry.
The European Coalition to End Animal Experiments (ECEAE) has continued its aim of ridding the cosmetics industry of animal testing by working directly with companies that wish to avoid animal tests under REACH.
In an exclusive interview with CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com, animal rights group PETA has defended the eye-catching images it uses in its campaigns stating it is sometimes necessary to shake people up in order to initiate discussion and raise awareness...
The global cosmetics company is to reward efforts towards replacing animal use in product safety testing with a ‘Lush prize’ of £250,000 (€312,000) set to be divided between five categories to those demonstrating excellence in the sector.
The brand well known in the US, UK, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, Singapore and the Middle East has come under fire due to its decision to move into the Chinese market, despite its conflicting animal testing policy.
This week, Lush Cosmetics rolled out its largest-ever global anti-animal testing campaign, whereby staff staged protests and performance stunts in over 800 stores across 49 countries to coincide with World Week for Animals in Laboratories.
“We have been transparent on the issue regarding our requirement to adhere to local laws in countries where we do business,” said Avon, after it found itself in a class action lawsuit alongside Estee Lauder and Mary Kay for allegedly claiming that their...
Avon has landed in hot water, alongside Estee Lauder and Mary Kay, after being slapped with a class action lawsuit for allegedly deceiving American consumers with false and misleading representations relating to animal testing of their products.
The Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS) will expand its international outreach program having recognised the need to drive regulatory change in those countries that still require animal testing for cosmetic and personal care products.