May 14, 2014
End Animal Testing Campaign Progress: 2014
HSI is working to prevent millions of animals from suffering and dying in laboratories around the world. Here are some recent highlights from our End Animal Testing campaign:
May 2014: Following many months of lobbying by Be Cruelty-Free India, the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare introduced a draft notification to ban the import of cosmetics tested on animals abroad.
May 2014: Thanks to an $80,000 grant from HSI, the HSUS and the HSLF, scientists in China were trained by the Institute for In Vitro Sciences 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.
April 2014: Brazilian supermodel Fernanda Tavares was named ambassador for the Be Cruelty-Free Brazil campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics.
March 2014: Hollywood actress Jenna Dewan Tatum starred in a Be Cruelty-Free USA billboard campaign in Los Angeles.
March 2014: Be Cruelty-Free USA, led by the Humane Society of the United States, welcomed Congressman Jim Moran’s Humane Cosmetics Bill to ban animal testing of cosmetics in the U.S.
March 2014: In a joint open letter, 28 cosmetics companies from across New Zealand issued a plea to Prime Minster John Key to ban animal testing for cosmetics in New Zealand.
March 2014: Film actress and former MTV China host Zhu Zhu was named Be Cruelty-Free China Ambassador and unveiled a striking new poster in support of the campaign to end cosmetics animal testing in China.
March 2014: Following Be Cruelty-Free New Zealand campaigning, New Zealand Green Party MP Mojo Mathers introduced revisions to New Zealand’s Animal Welfare Act that required the government to consider a ban on cosmetic animal testing.
March 2014: Following more than a year of campaigning by Be Cruelty-Free Australia, Australian Senator Lee Rhiannon introduced a bill (the End Cruel Cosmetics Bill) to end cosmetics animal testing in Australia.
March 2014: In an open letter, 17 high-ranking Brazilian and international scientists expressed their support for a nationwide ban on all cosmetic tests on animals in Brazil.
March 2014: Politicians from across political parties signed our Be Cruelty-Free Australia pledge in support of a national ban on cosmetics animal testing.
March 2014: Be Cruelty-Free Japan launched in Tokyo to end cosmetics animal testing and promote beauty without suffering.
March 2014: Our Be Cruelty-Free Brazil campaign presented the Brazilian government with thousands of petitions calling for a cosmetics animal testing ban.
March 2014: Jona Weinhofen of I Killed the Prom Queen starred in a Be Cruelty-Free Australia photo shoot in support of banning cosmetics animal testing.
March 2014: Hip Canadian makeup brand Lippy Girl became the latest partner to join our Be Cruelty-Free campaign to end cosmetics animal testing in Canada and worldwide.
March 2014: Some of the most popular and influential cruelty-free beauty bloggers on the Web came together in a Be Cruelty-Free Video Appeal to End Cosmetics Animal Testing.
March 2014: Be Cruelty-Free Taiwan was launched, a partnership between HSI, the Taiwan Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and LUSH Cosmetics.
March 2014: Celebrity makeup artist Justine Jenkins was named Be Cruelty-Free Beauty Ambassador.
March 2014: Supermodel Fernanda Tavares, actress Giselle Itié and Brazilian It-girl Fiorella Mattheis launched a personal video message for our Be Cruelty-Free campaign urging Brazil to ban cruel animal testing for cosmetics such as lipstick and shampoo.
March 2014: Around the world, we launched our second annual Be Cruelty-Free Week to shine a spotlight on animal suffering for the cosmetics industry.
January 2014: India’s Union Health Ministry adopted a draft legislative rule to finalize India’s ban on animals for cosmetics.
January 2014: Governor Geraldo Alckmin signed a bill prohibiting cosmetics testing on animals in the Brazilian state of São Paulo.
January 2014: Actress and model Liv Lo joined the Be Cruelty-Free campaign and spoke movingly about why she wants to see an end to cruel animal testing of cosmetics throughout Asia and the world. Our Be Cruelty-Free campaign was recognized by Asia for Animals for its leading contributions to ending cosmetics cruelty across the region.