October 21, 2016
Taiwan has joined the growing global momentum to end cosmetics cruelty with passage of legislation to end cosmetics animal testing. The bill, proposed by Legislators Wang YuMin and Zhuang Rui Xiong, amends Taiwan’s Control for Cosmetic Hygiene Act and bans cosmetic animal testing for both finished products and cosmetic ingredients.
September 28, 2016
A public opinion poll in Japan has revealed that a majority of Japanese consumers, roughly 70 per cent, support a ban on cosmetics animal testing.
September 21, 2016
The Court of Justice of the European Union confirmed the EU’s 2013 ban on cosmetic animal testing and trade with a verdict that expressly forbids companies from relying on results from animal tests conducted after March 2013 to substantiate the safety of cosmetic products in the EU.
September 19, 2016
First Chinese academic textbook on advanced animal-free testing released at Hangzhou alternatives conference
Humane Society International’s research and toxicology team joined more than 500 Chinese and international scientists at the 2nd International Conference on Toxicity Testing and Translational Toxicology to discuss advancements in 21st century alternatives to animal testing.
September 14, 2016
On September 13, 2016, HSI held a "day of action" to end cosmetics animal testing in Canada.
September 12, 2016
On September 13, #BeCrueltyFree Canada called on Canadians coast-to-coast to urge the Trudeau government to support the Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act to ban cosmetic animal testing and trade. The Day of Action exposed the grim reality of cosmetic testing on animals and encouraged Canadians to take action to stamp out this needless cruelty.
September 9, 2016
Korean #ScienceWithoutSuffering campaign launched by HSI in partnership with leading news outlet Segye Times
Humane Society International is poised to publicly launch their #ScienceWithoutSuffering campaign in South Korea to advance safety science and health research with innovate non-animal tools.
August 30, 2016
Humane Society International is praising a significant move by Chinese authorities away from an almost exclusively animal testing paradigm for cosmetics. The National Institutes for Food and Drug Control released a proposal for a new in vitro test standard for cosmetic ingredients as part of China’s ongoing efforts to align its regulatory frameworks with those of key international trading partners, providing technology supporting future trade in cosmetics, and further developing Chinese programs and infrastructures for non-animal test method development and validation.
August 23, 2016
In a major milestone for HSI/India’s campaign to end cruel and obsolete animal testing, the Drug Technical Advisory Board, India’s highest health advisory board, recommended a two year phase-out period for the “Draize” irritation tests using rabbits.
July 15, 2016
H M Canada went public in support of the #BeCrueltyFree campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics.