November 29, 2011
HSI welcomed the announcement by global healthcare company Novo Nordisk that it would no longer use living animals to test the quality of its medicine batches.
October 10, 2011
Celebrities urged European Union politicians to keep their promise to make Europe a cruelty-free zone by banning the sale of new cosmetics tested on animals.
October 4, 2011
HSI Europe Applauds EU Parliament Committee for Voting to Spare Thousands of Animals from Biocide Chemical Tests
HSI Europe praised Members of the European Parliament Environment Committee for voting to spare thousands of animals from archaic tests for biocidal chemicals such as anti-bacterial cleaners and insect repellent.
August 4, 2011
Companies, Regulatory Authorities Can Spare Millions of Animals in Labs With New OECD Test Method, Says Animal Protection Coalition
ICAPO called on companies and regulatory authorities to replace the traditional “two-generation” animal test for reproductive toxicity with a new “extended one-generation” method adopted by OECD.
July 19, 2011
HSI UK expressed disappointment in what appeared to be a missed opportunity by the government to advance humane science without animal suffering.
July 13, 2011
HSI UK Condemns Animal Testing Rise as YouGov Poll Shows 69 Percent of British Public Want Experiments Reduced
Humane Society International/UK says Britain’s animal experiments have reached a ‘crisis’ point with Home Office statistics, released 13 July 2011, revealing animal tests have risen by 3 percent to a total of 3.72 million.
May 24, 2011
In May 2011, Mary McCartney and Dame Judi Dench became the latest stars to sign HSI's Cruelty-Free 2013 petition calling on European Union politicians to honour their pledge to ban the sale of animal-tested cosmetics.
May 12, 2011
Hundreds of thousands of mice each year die in agony after they are injected with extracts of shellfish meat to test for potentially harmful toxins.
May 3, 2011
Queen of Clean Aggie Mackenzie Says: “Wash Your Hands of Animal Testing for Household Products for HSI's Cruelty-Free Spring Clean Campaign”
TV’s cleaning guru, Aggie Mackenzie of "How Clean Is Your House?" urged compassionate consumers to wash their hands of animal-tested household cleaning products.
March 30, 2011
Leona Lewis, Ricky Gervais and Spice Girl Melanie C Get 'Tattooed' for HSI's Campaign to End Animal-Tested Cosmetics
“X Factor” winner Leona Lewis, comedian Ricky Gervais and former Spice Girl Melanie C joined HSI's Cruelty-Free 2013 campaign to end the sale of animal-tested cosmetics in the European Union.
February 23, 2011
HSI Europe Disappointed by EU Commission’s Failure to Commit to Upholding 2013 Ban on Animal-Tested Cosmetics
HSI Europe reacted strongly following a meeting with European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy John Dalli, who revealed that he would not commit to supporting a legislative ban on selling animal-tested cosmetics.
January 11, 2011
HSI Europe Encourages MPs to Sign Early Day Motion Calling for 2013 Sales Ban of Animal-Tested Cosmetics
In early 2011, the European Commission signaled that a Europe-wide sales ban on animal-tested cosmetics due to take effect in 2013 could be delayed by years.
September 22, 2010
HSI praised Members of the European Parliament for voting to spare tens of thousands of animals from some of the most cruel and archaic safety test requirements in EU law.
August 2, 2010
After many years of scientific research and campaigning by animal protection advocates, a completely non-animal approach for skin irritation testing has finally been adopted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and its 31 member countries.
June 22, 2010
HSI praised Members of the European Parliament’s Environment Committee for taking important steps to curb biocide regulations that contain some of the most “excessive and archaic” animal test requirements in EU law.
April 15, 2010
AXLR8, an ambitious European Commission-funded initiative launched April 15, 2010 as part of growing international efforts to revolutionise chemical and drug safety testing with sophisticated "21st century" cell- and computer-based methods.
October 21, 2009
More than 65,000 people in cyberspace--including comedian Ricky Gervais, actress Joanna Lumley and rock stars Brian May and Chrissie Hynde--asked European Union politicians in Strasbourg to defend better science without animal suffering.
September 16, 2009
HSI welcomed a response from the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to a request for clarification regarding safety testing requirements under the EU's REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals) regulation, which promises to spare approximately 4.5 million animals from suffering and death in chemical-poisoning tests.