October 10, 2012
HSI Calls for Transatlantic Partnership to Revolutionise Drug, Chemical and Human Health Research and Replace Animal Testing
HSI is calling for the EU and the US to form a groundbreaking transatlantic research partnership to bolster the technology revolution taking place in pharmaceutical and chemical safety testing using cutting-edge non-animal techniques.
July 31, 2012
Many consumers shop under the assumption that cosmetics animal suffering is a thing of the past, but thousands of animals are still used to test cosmetic chemicals.
July 30, 2012
Ricky Gervais Raps Cosmetics Companies for Testing on Animals and Abandoning Ethics to Sell Products in China
Actor and comedian Ricky Gervais lashed out against cosmetics companies that put profit before compassion and test on animals to sell their products in China, where the practice often is required by law.
July 10, 2012
HSI/UK was extremely disappointed by the Home Office’s announcement that experiments on animals in Britain had increased yet again, reaching 3.79 million in 2011.
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.