March 30, 2015
Progress in Autism Translational Research is Being Delayed by Unreliable Animal Models, Says New Paper in Biological Psychiatry
Progress in understanding and treating Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is being delayed due to unreliable animal models and would benefit from increasing replacement with state-of-the-art research techniques like ‘diseases in a dish’, said leading autism neuroscientist, Professor Alysson Muotri, ahead of World Autism Awareness Day on 2 April.
March 4, 2013
Horizon 2020 offers the EU a unique opportunity to lead the world in truly groundbreaking health research—an area of science that has struggled to make progress on important diseases such as cancer, asthma and degenerative neurological disorders. These difficulties are attributable in large part to the limitations of research that uses mice and other animals as “models” for human biology.
February 25, 2013
As Europe Bans Sale of Animal-Tested Cosmetics, LUSH and HSI CEOs Call for Global End to Cosmetics Cruelty
As the European Union prepared to finally ban the sale of newly animal-tested cosmetics on 11 March 2013 LUSH & Humane Society International sent an open letter to the global cosmetics industry calling on it to abandon animal testing once and for all.
February 25, 2013
HSI celebrated as the EU banned the sale of cosmetic products and ingredients tested on animals. Our Be Cruelty-Free campaign aims to end animal testing for cosmetics everywhere, permanently.
November 16, 2012
Lush Cosmetics Awards Humane Society International Prize for ‘Outstanding’ Work to End Cruel and Outdated Animal Testing for Pesticides
HSI received £40,000 for being selected to win in the lobbying category for leadership of a successful two-year campaign that dramatically reduced animal-testing requirements under Europe’s new regulations for non-food pesticides.
November 14, 2012
HSI Praises EU Health Commissioner-Designate’s Comments on Europe’s 2013 Ban on Sales of Animal-Tested Cosmetics
HSI/EU welcomed European Union Health Commissioner-Designate Tonio Borg's endorsement for the full implementation of the March 2013 ban on sales of animal-tested cosmetics.
November 6, 2012
HSI has issued an urgent call for the European Commission to revise information requirements prescribed under its REACH chemicals law to substantially reduce animal testing while maintaining the same high level of regulatory scrutiny.
October 24, 2012
The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), an economic alliance of 34 industrialized countries, has adopted a new validated non-animal test method that can be used to asses chemicals for severe eye irritation and corrosion instead of subjecting rabbits to having chemicals dripped in their eyes.
October 23, 2012
Three out of four women in the United States consider it important that the cosmetics products they buy are labeled “cruelty-free,” and would buy a cruelty-free product in preference to one without a cruelty-free label.
October 21, 2012
A new IpSoS MORI opinion poll commissioned by the UK’s Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, has revealed a significant decline in UK public support for experiments on live animals—the lowest support since 1999.
October 12, 2012
Stakeholders call on the European Union to support substantial, dedicated funding for this critically important area through its Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for research and innovation.
October 10, 2012
HSI Calls for Transatlantic Partnership to Revolutionise Drug, Chemical and Human Health Research and Replace Animal Testing
HSI is calling for the EU and the US to form a groundbreaking transatlantic research partnership to bolster the technology revolution taking place in pharmaceutical and chemical safety testing using cutting-edge non-animal techniques.