AUSTRALIA Takes Steps to End Cosmetics Animal Testing

BCF Australia AUSTRALIA Takes Steps to End Cosmetics Animal TestingAustralian Senate Motion Against Cosmetics Animal Testing Welcomed by #BeCrueltyFree Campaigners

CANBERRA (27 Nov 2014) – The Australian Senate has passed a motion in support of ending cruel animal testing for cosmetics. The cross-party motion is co-sponsored by Liberal Senator Anne Ruston, Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon, Labor Senator Lisa Singh, Nationals Senator Barry O’Sullivan, Palmer United Party Senators Glenn Lazarus and Zhenya Wang, and Independent Senator Nick Xenophon. The motion was drafted following discussions with #BeCrueltyFree Australia, the leading campaign for a ban on cosmetics animal testing, which has welcomed the initiative.   CONTINUE READING…

India Bans Import of All Cosmetics Tested on Animals

Happy Dog India Bans Import of All Cosmetics Tested on AnimalsGroundbreaking Move Will Save Countless Lives and Send Worldwide Message That Cruel Cosmetics Aren’t Welcome in India

New Delhi – After intensive efforts by PETA India, Union Minister Maneka Gandhi and others, the Indian Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has made an announcement that will save millions of animals from being poisoned and killed in cruel and archaic tests for products sold to India’s billion-plus population. In a move that will bring cheers from around the world, the Ministry has now officially banned animal-tested cosmetics from being imported into India via a notification in The Gazette of India. The decision will be implemented in November. CONTINUE READING…

China Takes Steps to End Animal Testing in Cosmetics

HSI BCF China China Takes Steps to End Animal Testing in CosmeticsThis week, China took its first steps towards ending animal testing in cosmetics. Effective June 30, 2014, Chinese companies will NOT be legally required to test on animals for ordinary cosmetics sold in China. Ordinary cosmetics refers to makeup, fragrance, hair and nail care and excludes specialty items such as skin lightener and hair dye (further clarification below). For the first time, they will have the option to use existing ingredient data and results of validated non-animal tests.

The full press announcement from Humane Society International’s Be Cruelty-Free campaign (key details in blue):  CONTINUE READING…

MILANI & JORDANA Join PETA’s Cruelty-Free Companies List

Leaping Rabbit MILANI & JORDANA Join PETAs Cruelty Free Companies ListAs most of you know, there’s been some confusion about Milani and Jordana’s cruelty-free status lately. This week, I was informed of great news from PETA’s cosmetics testing division, Beauty Without Bunnies: CONTINUE READING…

JUICE Beauty Recertified by Leaping Bunny

Juice Beauty Logo JUICE Beauty Recertified by Leaping BunnyGreat news, beauty bunnies! Leaping Bunny, the gold standard in cruelty-free certifications, just re-certified Juice Beauty. After losing their certification a few years ago, Juice recommitted to the program and reclaimed its spot on the Leaping Bunny’s Shopping Guide. For details, check out the CCIC’s full press release.

Humane Cosmetics Act Introduced in Congress, Calls On US to Ban Cosmetic Animal Testing

Black Rabbit Humane Cosmetics Act Introduced in Congress, Calls On US to Ban Cosmetic Animal TestingThis week, Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) introduced the Humane Cosmetics Act (H.R. 4148), a bill that would ban animal testing for cosmetics made or sold in the US. CONTINUE READING…

HSUS All Animals Magazine March/April Edition – “Do you know how your mascara is made?”

Humane Society Magazine All Animals Animal Testing1 HSUS All Animals Magazine March/April Edition   Do you know how your mascara is made?As you may have seen on my Instagram, the March/April edition cover story of All Animals, the Human Society’s magazine, is about animal testing in cosmetics! The article takes an in-depth look at the current state of animal testing in beauty and personal care products. It also features the lovely Jen of My Beauty Bunny. You can order the magazine through the HSUS website or download the free app.

Animal Testing Victories – São Paulo & India

Leaping Rabbit Animal Testing Victories   São Paulo & IndiaThis week saw two major victories for animals around the world. CONTINUE READING…

PACIFICA Added to PETA’s Cruelty-Free List

Pacifica Logo PACIFICA Added to PETAs Cruelty Free List

I’m thrilled to announce that Pacifica has officially been added to PETA’s list of Companies That Don’t Test on Animals - joining over 1,300 compassionate companies. Pacifica is also 100% vegan!

Learn more: PETA’s ‘Beauty Without Bunnies’ Program Welcomes Pacifica

China to Phase Out Mandatory Cosmetic Animal Testing

human society international China to Phase Out Mandatory Cosmetic Animal Testing

MAJOR VICTORY! The Human Society International press release:

BEIJING– Humane Society International and The Humane Society of the United States’ Be Cruelty-Free campaign welcomes the announcement by China’s Food & Drug Administration that from June 2014, China plans to remove its mandatory animal test requirements for domestically manufactured cosmetic products. For the first time ever, Chinese companies producing “non-special use cosmetics” such as shampoo or perfume will have the option to substantiate product safety using existing safety data for raw ingredients, or European Union-validated non-animal tests instead of having to submit product samples to the government for testing on rabbits, mice and rats. HSI estimates that as many as 300,000 rabbits, mice and other animals may be subject to cosmetics chemical testing each year in China alone. CONTINUE READING…