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Former Lab Chimp Whose Babies Were Torn From Her Bonds With Troll Dolls

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 11.20.2015 | Good News

A chimpanzee that spent 32 years isolated in a lab is learning to heal with the help of troll dolls.  Chimps, man's closest living relatives, ar...

Argentina and Russia Take Cruelty Free Step

Monica Engebretson | Posted 08.28.2015 | Impact
Monica Engebretson

With more than 8,000 miles between them and marked differences in climate and culture, Argentina and Russia seem to be worlds apart, but recently something spectacularly similar happened in these two countries -- the introduction of bills to end animal testing for cosmetics.

Toxic Substances, Nontoxic Policy

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

Each year, tens of thousands of animals are killed to test industrial chemicals. These animals suffer terribly, as harsh chemicals are rubbed into their skin, forced down their throats, and even dropped in their eyes.

Kate Sheppard

Political Affiliation Linked To Views On Climate, Energy, But Not Other Scientific Matters | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the United States, whether or not you accept scientific findings that the Earth is warming due to human activity depends largely on y...

Humane Cosmetics Act Introduced with Bipartisan and Industry Support

Monica Engebretson | Posted 06.23.2015 | Impact
Monica Engebretson

This week, Cruelty Free International applauded the introduction of the Humane Cosmetics Act along with beauty industry leaders Paul Mitchell® and The Body Shop®. The bill was introduced with strong bipartisan leadership from U.S. Representatives Martha McSally (R -AZ), Don Beyer (D-VA), Joe Heck (R -NV) and Tony Cardenas (D-CA).

10 Cruelty-Free Beauty Products for Oily Skin

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 06.12.2015 | Style
Deborah Stachelski

If you are anything like me, you find yourself awkwardly googling brand names in the middle of Ulta (Walgreens, Target, Nordstrom, etc, etc), trying to make sure they don't test on animals.

Why Ending Cosmetics Testing on Animals Is a Bipartisan Issue

Monica Engebretson | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics
Monica Engebretson

It's no secret that the U.S. has a less than stellar track record of passing animal protection legislation at the Federal level especially when compared to other countries. It's also no secret that bipartisan support is needed for any legislation to have hope of passage in the U.S. Congress.

The New York Blood Center Has No Heart

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.29.2015 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

The New York Blood Center has abandoned a colony of 66 chimps in Liberia that its research teams used in experiments for three decades, reports James Gorman of the New York Times in a story today. This story is not just about the chimpanzees, but also about the caregivers who have sacrificed so much.

Drea de Matteo Joins Cruelty Free International Campaign to End Cosmetics Testing on Animals

Monica Engebretson | Posted 06.24.2015 | Entertainment
Monica Engebretson

Shopping cruelty free is also often a family affair, with conscientious shoppers actively looking for products that are not tested on animals for themselves as well as for their kids and companion animals.

Being Green and Cruelty-Free

Monica Engebretson | Posted 06.20.2015 | Green
Monica Engebretson

I am campaigning with Cruelty Free International to end the use of animals in cosmetics and household product safety testing, and I find myself making the argument that caring about animals is good science and good business.

New Zealand Bans Cosmetic Testing On Animals

The Dodo | Posted 04.01.2015 | Green

No one needs to test cosmetics on animals, one more country has decided. The government of New Zealand is the latest to move toward banning animal ...

Scientifically Accurate 'Pinky And The Brain' Is Rather Terrifying, Because It's True

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 03.18.2015 | Comedy

Remember "Pinky And The Brain," the animated series about two rodents in a lab -- one very brilliant, the other not so much -- who were genetically mo...

The Office's Oscar Nuñez Joins Cruelty Free International in Calling on the U.S. to Match Global Progress in Ending Cosmetics Testing on Animals

Monica Engebretson | Posted 05.09.2015 | Entertainment
Monica Engebretson

Oscar Nuñez, perhaps best known for his role as accountant Oscar Martinez on the U.S. version of the hit television comedy series The Office, has teamed up with Cruelty Free International to call on the United States to match the European Union in ending cosmetics testing on animals.

New Study Finds Alarming Rise in Animals Used in Experiments

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 05.02.2015 | Green
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

It's truly troubling to think that in this day and age, the number of animals used in these inherently flawed experiments may be increasing. At the very least, we need much greater transparency. Our tax dollars pay for these animal experiments, and taxpayers deserve to know the truth.

How Animal Experiments Paved the Way for the CIA's Torture Program

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 03.23.2015 | Science
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

Many psychologists and psychiatrists are justifiably horrified at the central role members of their own profession have played in these torture experiments. Unfortunately, our biomedical profession has a long history of experimentation on humans.

Rats Like to Be Tickled: Why Is the Animal Welfare Act So Lame?

Marc Bekoff | Posted 03.16.2015 | Green
Marc Bekoff

We know that rats and numerous other animals experience positive emotions and also that they experience deep and enduring pain. So, why are rodents and other sentient animals -- including birds, fish, reptiles, and invertebrates -- not protected?

Members Of Congress Request Review Of Animal Research At NIH Lab

Reuters | Posted 02.24.2015 | Green

By Bridgett Novak (Reuters Health) - Animal research practices at a National Institutes of Health (NIH) facility in Poolesville, Maryl...

Kim Bellware

These Adorable Beagles Got A Second Chance, But Their Story Is Part Of A Much Bigger Problem | Kim Bellware | Posted 11.23.2014 | Green

Few things prompt you to grab a hankie quite like seeing adorable animals taste freedom for the first time. On Wednesday, a CBS affiliate in Chicag...

Arin Greenwood

How Do You Make Republicans Care About Animal Testing? This Guy Has A Plan | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.07.2014 | Green

Anthony Bellotti's day job is working as a Republican strategist specializing in opposition research, with clients that have included Gov. Arnold Schw...

Mayo Clinic Cited For Accidentally Burning Monkey During Research

AP | Posted 11.19.2014 | Green

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Mayo Clinic has been cited by federal authorities for accidentally burning a monkey during a research procedure. ...

Baby-Monkey Abuse Funded by Your Tax Dollars

Karen Dawn | Posted 10.06.2014 | Science
Karen Dawn

If the emotional abuse of baby monkeys is similar enough to the abuse of baby humans for the results to be extrapolated, how can it be OK? Bullies must be stopped, not rewarded, and taxpayer funding of their assaults is unconscionable.

Actress Thora Birch Calls for an End to Animal Testing in the American Beauty Industry

Monica Engebretson | Posted 09.22.2014 | Impact
Monica Engebretson

Ultimately, it is in the best interest of the American beauty industry for the United States to catch up on this issue. Harmonizing global cosmetics testing regulations would enable each product to have one safety dossier that would be universally accepted.

Testing Our Humanity and Ingenuity on Animal Testing

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 09.16.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Every year, 20 million animals -- a number so big it's hard to wrap your mind around it -- are used worldwide in chemical studies, causing immense suffering and pain.

California Calls on US Congress to End Cosmetics Testing on Animals

Monica Engebretson | Posted 01.28.2015 | Impact
Monica Engebretson

This week the California Legislature with overwhelming bipartisan support passed Senate Joint Resolution 22, titled the Cruelty Free Cosmetics Resolut...

Animal Welfare Group Plans Massive Rescue Of Chinese Bile Bears

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2014 | Green

By Michael Martina BEIJING, April 15 (Reuters) - An animal welfare group said on Tuesday it will save 130 bears from a bile extraction...