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Ending Cosmetic Testing On Animals Is Good Business

Monica Engebretson | Posted 11.22.2016 | Business
Monica Engebretson

It is often assumed that changing laws that regulate cosmetic industry practices translates in to negative impacts on business especially small and mi...

Year of the Monkey: Primate Research under the microscope in UK and US

Monica Engebretson | Posted 09.14.2016 | Science
Monica Engebretson

It seems that 2016 has been the Year of the Monkey in more ways than one. In both the United States and the United Kingdom the use of primates in rese...

These Retired Lab Chimps Are Already Loving Their New Home

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 09.10.2016 | Science

Nine former lab chimpanzees are settling into their new home at a Georgia sanctuary ― with more than 200 others slated to join them. Project Chimps,...

Stop Being Ridiculous: We Agree On Animal Alternatives

Alan Kelly | Posted 08.26.2016 | Science
Alan Kelly

I am reminded of the stare-down between drug companies and animal rights activists. Of this mounting conflict, you'd think the answer is simple -- that animals can and should eventually make their exit from so many labs and testing facilities. Alternatives are in the wings.

New Law Gives Cats And Dogs In Labs A Second Chance At Life

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 08.17.2016 | Good News

Life has gotten a little brighter for some lab animals in New York state. A law passed Tuesday says that all state-funded research labs must make dogs...

Last US Medical School That Used Live Animals In Teaching Surgery Ends Practice

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 07.06.2016 | Good News

Cats, dogs and pigs will no longer be guinea pigs. Late last month, the last medical school in the U.S. and Canada to use live animals to teach surgic...

The U.S. Takes Action To Minimize Animal Testing

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics

Animal rights groups are celebrating President Barack Obama signing a new chemical safety law on Wednesday that includes a groundbreaking condemnation...

Is the End in Sight for the Use of Shelter Dogs in Experiments in the US?

Monica Engebretson | Posted 06.02.2016 | Impact
Monica Engebretson

If you've ever had the unfortunate experience of having your beloved dog go missing then you know firsthand the anguish and despair that brings. The l...

Could Rivalry Between the US and Canada Help End Cosmetic Testing in North America?

Monica Engebretson | Posted 03.21.2016 | Impact
Monica Engebretson

The relationship between Canada and the US has sometimes been characterized as "sibling rivalry" owing to a sense of competition and, at time, animosity between the two nations.

Cosmetics Industry and Animal Testing

Cathy Kangas | Posted 01.26.2017 | Green
Cathy Kangas

According to PETA, cosmetics brands Benefit, Bliss, Caudalie, Clarins, Clinique, Dior, Estée Lauder and Gucci all sell their products in China, where the law requires pre-market animal testing for all imported cosmetics.

The World Is Going Cruelty Free

Monica Engebretson | Posted 01.07.2017 | Good News
Monica Engebretson

History has shown that public opinion and consumer power have long been driving forces in influencing corporate behavior and legislative initiatives. It just takes time. The cruelty free cosmetics movement is no exception.

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, are high...

Argentina and Russia Take Cruelty Free Step

Monica Engebretson | Posted 08.28.2016 | 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 07.15.2016 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 06.23.2016 | 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 06.11.2016 | 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 06.08.2016 | 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 05.29.2016 | 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.