June 5, 2014
Be Cruelty-Free Brazil Welcomes Historic Bill to Ban Cosmetics Animal Testing but Warns Urgent Improvements Needed to Close Loopholes
Animal advocates from the Be Cruelty-Free Brazil campaign welcomed Brazil's Chamber of Deputies' passage of Bill 6602/13 to ban animal testing for cosmetics in Brazil.
May 28, 2014
Taiwan Urged to Join Asia’s Trend Toward Banning Cosmetics Animal Testing, as Vietnam and China make Inroads in the Cruelty-Free Movement
Be Cruelty-Free campaigners from the Taiwan SPCA and HSI urged Taiwan legislators to take decisive action to join Asia’s growing trend towards banning cruel animal testing for cosmetic products and ingredients.
May 23, 2014
India became South Asia’s first country to end cosmetics cruelty in its laboratories by outlawing animal testing for cosmetic products and ingredient. HSI/India welcomed this historic milestone.
May 21, 2014
Failing Animal Research is Delaying Cures for Alzheimer’s Disease, Says New Paper in Drug Discovery Today
A decade of Alzheimer’s disease research dominated by artificially creating symptoms in genetically modified mice has failed to find a single cure that works in human patients, and could be delaying progress towards effective treatments, says a paper published in Drug Discovery Today.
May 19, 2014
HSI and Institute for In Vitro Sciences Address Lawmakers at Tokyo Conference to End Japan’s Cosmetics Animal Testing
Experts in non-animal testing from HSI and the Institute for In Vitro Sciences were guest speakers at a conference of Japanese legislators to discuss the “Science and Regulation for Ending Cosmetics Animal Testing” in Japan.
May 6, 2014
Humane Society International applauded the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for introducing a draft notification to ban the import of cosmetics tested on animals abroad.
May 6, 2014
New Zealand passed legislation that prohibits the results of animal tests from being used to assess psychoactive drugs.
May 5, 2014
HSI/India welcomed recent statements by Dr. G.N. Singh, India’s Drug Controller General and head of the Central Drug Standard Control Organization, that he is giving serious consideration to modernizing India’s pharmaceutical safety assessment by replacing old-fashioned animal testing with modern non-animal alternatives.
May 2, 2014
India's outgoing Drug Technical Advisory Board received Humane Society International's Leadership in Animal Welfare Award for its exemplary support in improving the standard of animal welfare in the country.
April 28, 2014
Scientists in China are being trained in how to use state-of-the-art in vitro methods to test cosmetics instead of using live animals such as rabbits and guinea pigs, as part of an $80,000 grant from HSI, The HSUS and the Human Toxicology Project Consortium.