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.