Browse our latest news and work on animal protection across Oceania.
May 9, 2013
HSI urged companies to come clean and join forces with Be Cruelty-Free to end animal-tested cosmetics.
March 11, 2013
As the European Union implements its landmark ban on selling newly animal-tested cosmetics, animal campaigners SAFE and Humane Society International say New Zealand must urgently apply its own ban to cruel and unethical animal tests.
December 6, 2012
Choose Cruelty Free, Humane Research Australia and Humane Society International are calling on the Australian Government to follow the lead of the European Union in introducing legislation ensuring that no cosmetic shall be imported into, sold or manufactured in Australia if the final product or its ingredients have been tested on animals.
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Lush Cosmetics Awards Humane Society International Prize for ‘Outstanding’ Work to End Cruel and Outdated Animal Testing for Pesticides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.
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.
July 30, 2012
Ricky Gervais Raps Cosmetics Companies for Testing on Animals and Abandoning Ethics to Sell Products in China
Actor and comedian Ricky Gervais lashed out against cosmetics companies that put profit before compassion and test on animals to sell their products in China, where the practice often is required by law.
July 9, 2012
Sir Paul McCartney gave his backing to HSI's Be Cruelty-Free campaign, the largest-ever global effort to end animal testing for cosmetics worldwide.
April 23, 2012
Humane Society International Launches Worldwide ‘Be Cruelty-Free’ Campaign To End Cosmetics Testing on Animals (India release)
Humane Society International launched the largest-ever global campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics: Be Cruelty-Free.
April 23, 2012
Humane Society International/Australia, Choose Cruelty-Free and Humane Research Australia launched the largest-ever global campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics: Be Cruelty-Free.
April 17, 2012
Raw ingredients in cosmetic and consumer products may be subject to the same sorts of tests as any other chemicals, including skin and eye irritation tests, studies in chemically-poisoned animals and their offspring, and even the widely condemned “lethal dose” tests, in which animals are forced to swallow or inhale massive amounts of a test substance to determine the dose that causes death.