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.
June 27, 2016
Humane Society International signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Guangzhou CHN-ALT Biotech Co. Ltd. to collaborate on a number of educational projects focused on cosmetic safety testing to promote modern, non-animal techniques in China.
June 22, 2016
June 3, 2016
HSI and Humane Research Australia applauded Australia's Federal Government for pledging to ban cosmetics cruelty in Australia by July next year. #BeCrueltyFree campaigners welcomed the announcement that the Coalition will ban the testing of cosmetic ingredients on animals in Australia and the sale of cosmetic products and ingredients that have been tested on animals outside of Australia.
May 20, 2016
Legislation proposed in Taiwan by Legislator Wang YuMin and Legislator Zhuang Rui Xiong, which would ban cosmetic animal testing for both finished products and cosmetic ingredients, passed the Social Welfare and Environmental Hygiene Committee .
May 18, 2016
HSI urged South Korea to actively seek the strategy and budget for non-animal science in light of statistics documenting a stunning 36.7 percent increase in animal use between 2012 and 2015 for an unprecedented total of 2,507,000 animals used in testing.