Imagine a syringe being forced down your throat and a massive chemical dose pumped into your stomach, or being squeezed into restraints and forced to breathe toxic vapours for hours. From drugs to pesticides and household cleaners, chemicals and products of all descriptions are still being tested in massive doses on dogs, mice, rabbits and other animals.
HSI's Science Team has been instrumental in securing the largest-ever reduction in government animal testing requirements through our public policy efforts in Europe. Now we're working to extend these life-saving precedents globally and spare countless more animals in North and South America, Asia, and beyond.
New laws are requiring companies to submit large quantities of test data, which could mean suffering and death for tens of millions of animals.Learn more & help
10,000 or more dogs, rabbits and other animals may be killed to meet government requirements for the safety testing of a single new pesticide chemical.Learn more & help
Hundreds of thousands of mice each year die in agony after they are injected with extracts of shellfish meat to test for harmful toxins, yet superior non-animal tests exist.Learn more
HSI's high-impact campaigns are achieving major reductions in animal testing around the world, but millions more animals need our help, and we need your help to save them.Donate
March 25, 2014
Film Actress Zhu Zhu Cries for Animals in Striking Photo Campaign to Ban China’s Cruel Cosmetics Animal Testing
Film actress and former MTV China host, Zhu Zhu, has unveiled a striking new poster in support of Be Cruelty-Free China, the campaign by HSI and Capital Animal Welfare Association to ban cruel animal testing for cosmetics such as lipstick and shampoo.
March 17, 2014
Be Cruelty-Free Australia applauded Australian Green Senator Lee Rhiannon for introducing a bill to end cruel cosmetics in Australia.
November 7, 2013
HSI and The HSUS Be Cruelty-Free campaign welcomed the announcement that from June 2014, China plans to remove its mandatory animal test requirements for domestically manufactured cosmetic products.
October 8, 2013
Korea is to develop its first national centre of excellence for the development and validation of alternatives to animal testing, which will dramatically improve the country's ability to implement cutting-edge science.