December 14, 2016
Canada's Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act (Bill S-214) passed its second reading in the Senate with overwhelming support.
September 14, 2016
On September 13, 2016, HSI held a "day of action" to end cosmetics animal testing in Canada.
December 16, 2015
#BeCrueltyFree celebrity supporters Tricia Helfer, Bif Naked, Lauren Toyota and Phoebe Dykstra are applauding Senator Carolyn Stewart Olsen for reintroducing the Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act. The legislation would end cosmetics animal testing and the sale of newly animal tested cosmetics in Canada.
December 10, 2015
Canada took another progressive step toward ending the suffering of animals used in cosmetics testing with the introduction of the Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act. Senate bill S-214 would prohibit cosmetic animal testing in Canada as well as the sale of cosmetic products or ingredients that have been newly animal tested elsewhere in the world.
June 18, 2015
Senator Stewart Olsen Launches #BeCrueltyFree Bill to Ban Cosmetics Animal Testing and Trade in Canada
Senator Carolyn Stewart Olsen launched a bill to prohibit animal testing for cosmetics in Canada, as well as the sale of cosmetic products or ingredients that have been newly animal tested in other parts of the world.
March 30, 2015
Former MuchMusic VJ and Fashion Television correspondent Lauren Toyota talked about how she hopes to influence others into becoming compassionate consumers.
February 23, 2015
“Bitten” Star Laura Vandervoort Calls on Canadian Government to #BeCrueltyFree and Ban Cosmetic Testing on Animals
In support of a national ban on cosmetics animal testing in Canada, film and TV star Laura Vandervoort backed #BeCrueltyFree Canada with the release of an exclusive photo in which she and her dog Frankie say “no” to cosmetics cruelty.
February 10, 2015
Actress and Sci-Fi Icon Tricia Helfer Joins Humane Society International in Calling for Ban on Cosmetics Animal Testing in Canada
Ascension and Battlestar Galactica actress Tricia Helfer joined the #BeCrueltyFree Canada campaign in support of a federal ban on cosmetics animal testing.
January 16, 2015
HSI and Animal Alliance of Canada launched the ads on Toronto's subway, urging transit users to go cruelty-free. The ads featured cute images of the animals most used in that testing—rabbits—as part of the #BeCrueltyFree Canada campaign.
November 17, 2014
“True Blood” Actress Kristin Bauer Urges Canadians to Leave Cosmetics Cruelty on the Shelf this Christmas
“True Blood” actress and animal advocate, Kristin Bauer van Straten, is urging Canadians to take a stand against animal testing for cosmetics by buying cruelty-free this holiday season. Kristin is supporting Animal Alliance of Canada and Humane Society International’s #BeCrueltyFree campaign.
October 1, 2014
Phoebe Dykstra, social media personality and former MTV Canada host, gave her support to the #BeCrueltyFree Canada campaign and urged Canada to ban cruel animal testing for cosmetics during the week of World Animal Day.
August 25, 2014
Emmanuelle Vaugier exhorte le Canada à mettre fin aux expérimentations animales pour les cosmétiques
Fervente militante pour les animaux et vedette de Baiser fatal, Emmanuelle Vaugier appelle le Canada à interdire les expérimentations animales pour les cosmétiques et autres produits de beauté.
August 25, 2014
Passionate animal advocate and star of Lost Girl, Emmanuelle Vaugier, is calling on Canada to ban animal testing for cosmetics and beauty products. The actress is making her plea on behalf of the Be Cruelty-Free Canada campaign, a partnership between the Animal Alliance of Canada and Humane Society International.
April 25, 2014
National Women’s Show Participants Urged to ‘Be Cruelty-Free’, Help End Cosmetics Animal Testing in Canada
Some-bunny — the seven-foot rabbit mascot of the Be Cruelty-Free Canada campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics — made an appearance at the National Women’s Show in Montréal.
March 11, 2014
Canadian makeup brand Lippy Girl joined Humane Society International’s Be Cruelty-Free campaign to end cosmetics animal testing in Canada and worldwide in March 2014.
March 13, 2013
A global effort to end cosmetics testing on animals is generating support from Ke$ha, Colbie Caillat, Michael Vartan, Daniella Alonso, Francia Raisa, Torrey DeVitto, Fiona Gubelmann and Joanna Krupa, who all are endorsing a campaign by Humane Society International/Canada and The Humane Society of the United States during the groups’ Be Cruelty Free Week.
March 11, 2013
As Europe Bans Animal-Tested Cosmetics, HSI/Canada and Animal Alliance Call on Canada to “Be Cruelty-Free”
A poll commissioned by HSI and Animal Alliance of Canada revealed that Canadians feel very strongly about the issue, with an overwhelming majority supportive of a nation-wide ban on the testing of cosmetics and their ingredients on animals.
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.
April 23, 2012
Humane Society International/Canada and the Animal Alliance of Canada launched the largest-ever global campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics: Be Cruelty-Free.