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Animal-tested cosmetics bans go into effect

March 2, 2013


Sign a petition to show your support for companies who do not sell in China.

Source, NEAVS: As of Jan. 1, all products tested on animals are no longer allowed in Israel.

As of March 11, all personal care products and their ingredients sold and manufactured in the E.U. must be cruelty-free.

Both the E.U. and Israeli laws expand earlier bans on cosmetic product testing on animals within their borders. The new laws now ban any animal-tested product manufactured worldwide.

Meanwhile, the government of India is exploring a cosmetic animal testing ban of its own. If India passes a ban, there will be more than a billion people worldwide using only cruelty-free products.

NEAVS, in addition to its U.S.-based work, is part of international coalitions such as the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics’ Leaping Bunny Program and Cruelty Free International, who all seek to end animal testing worldwide. While we celebrate these worldwide victories, we know it’s long overdue for the U.S. to follow suit. Learn how you can go cruelty-free through Leaping Bunny shopping guides and free mobile apps highlighting certified companies.

In related news, the Paul Mitchell hair care company launched a partnership with Cruelty Free International and has pledged not to sell products in China until it ends animal testing requirements. Sign a petition to show your support for companies who do not sell in China.

NEAVS grants for students at alternatives conference

In January, 13 students intent on careers in alternatives to animal experimentation, testing, and use in education or training attended the 1st International Conference of Alternatives to Animal Experimentation of the Portuguese Society for Humane Education (SPEdH) in Almada, Portugal through the generosity of a NEAVS grant program.

According to Constança Carvalho, a conference organizer, students came away with new understandings about animal use and many said they would pursue careers in alternatives. One attendee noted, “I had given up the idea of becoming a researcher after graduation because I didn’t want to use animals and now I realize I can do more for animals than being a conscientious objector. I can work in the development and validation of alternatives.”

NEAVS 2013 grant winners: Sofia Esteves and Andriana Cabecinhas, marine biology and biotechnology; Tiago Gonçalves, veterinary medicine; Gonçalo Silva, Manuel Mendes, and Célia Feijão, biology; Maria Rocha, Liliane Scarpin, and Ana Oliveira, medicine; Carlota Pina, law; Mafalda Torres, chemistry; Inês Martins, nursing; and Susana Lopes, psychology.

the power of ONE.
we get the job done.
and work we will do,
until cruelty is

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

7 Comments leave one →
  1. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    March 3, 2013 4:42 am

    the power of ONE.
    we get the job done.
    and work we will do,
    until cruelty is


  2. LINDABADHAM permalink
    March 3, 2013 4:57 am



  3. March 3, 2013 6:33 am

    After all the years of suffering, the future finally begins to show signs of humanity


  4. March 4, 2013 11:35 am

    Reblogged this on STOP ANIMAL ABUSE.


  5. narhvalur permalink
    March 4, 2013 11:49 am

    Reblogged this on Ann Novek–With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors.


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