July 9, 2012
Sir Paul McCartney gave his backing to HSI's Be Cruelty-Free campaign, the largest-ever global effort to end animal testing for cosmetics worldwide.
July 6, 2012
European Commission President Barroso Urged to Intervene to Prevent Sabotage of EU Sales Ban of Animal-Tested Cosmetics
HSI wrote to the president of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, urging his intervention to prevent the EU ban on selling animal-tested cosmetics from being undermined by creating a derogation (loophole).
July 6, 2012
HSI applauded an announcement by cosmetics giant Urban Decay that it would cancel plans to market its products in China, a country that requires animal testing for cosmetics.
June 22, 2012
HSI To EU Commissioner Dalli – Don’t Mislead Consumers With False Pledge on 2013 Animal-Tested Cosmetics Ban
HSI had a private meeting with John Dalli, Commissioner for Health & Consumer Policy, regarding a possible derogation of a ban that would allow companies to continue selling cosmetics in Europe that have been tested on animals abroad.
June 20, 2012
"White Rabbits" Deliver Petition To European Commissioner John Dalli to Urge EU-Wide Sales Ban on Animal-Tested Cosmetics
Twenty-seven "white rabbits" descended on Brussels to deliver a 350,000-signature petition to John Dalli, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy, to help end the suffering of animals used to test cosmetics sold in the European Union.
May 22, 2012
Scientists from Humane Society International, The Humane Society of the United States and other animal welfare groups were pleased that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it will reduce animal testing requirements for pesticides.
May 18, 2012
HSI/Europe welcomed the news that the United Kingdom’s Food Standards Agency had ended all animal testing to screen for shellfish toxins.
May 17, 2012
HSI/UK Responds to Home Office Announcement on Regulation of Animal Experiments and Transposition of EU Directive 2010/63
HSI/UK expressed disappointment in the Home Office's response to public consultation on options for the transposition into national law of European Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes.
May 14, 2012
Rock Legend Chrissie Hynde Pens 200,000th Signature on HSI Petition To End Animal Testing for Cosmetics
Chrissie Hynde added her name to HSI's Cruelty-Free2013 campaign to end the sale of animal-tested cosmetics in Europe.
May 7, 2012
A “mouse” travelled to Delhi with a very important message for the Ministry of Environment and Forests: “Ban cosmetic testing on animals.”