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May 14, 2014

End Animal Testing Campaign Progress: 2014

Humane Society International

  • Posters of Zhu Zhu are helping raise awareness in China.

  • Supermodel Fernanda Taveres met with Brazilian officials. HSI

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.

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March 2014: Hollywood actress Jenna Dewan Tatum starred in a Be Cruelty-Free USA billboard campaign in Los Angeles.

March 2014: Comedian and actor Ricky Gervais once again gave his support to the Be Cruelty-Free campaign, urging citizens to support legislative bills in Australia and the United States.

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.

See a list of End Animal Testing campaign victories for 2013

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