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

Monica Engebretson | Posted 04.24.2015 | 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 04.20.2015 | 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 03.09.2015 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

It Doesn't Take a Genius to Work Out That Testing Cosmetics on Animals Is Cruel

Monica Engebretson | Posted 05.12.2014 | Impact
Monica Engebretson

The United States needs to catch up with the many countries, including India, Israel and the EU, that have already banned cosmetics tests on animals because they will not tolerate cruelty for the sake of beauty.

Why Is Horseshoe Crab Blood So Vital To Pharmaceuticals?

Posted 03.12.2014 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Laura Moss: If you've ever taken medication or received a surgical implant, thank a horseshoe crab. Although they look...

Bill to Ban Animal Testing for Cosmetics in the United States Introduced

Monica Engebretson | Posted 01.28.2015 | Impact
Monica Engebretson

This week, Cruelty Free International cheered the introduction of the Humane Cosmetics Act by U.S. Representative Jim Moran (D-VA). This landmark legislation addresses the inherent cruelty of animal testing for cosmetics.

The Disturbing Way We 'Dispose' Of Infected Lab Animals

Posted 03.05.2014 | Green

Plenty of attention is given to the treatment of live laboratory animals, but how about dead ones? The University of Hawaii is raising a few eyebr...

PETA Prompts Tobacco Company To Ban Animal Testing

AP | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM | Posted 02.24.2014 | Business

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Cigarette maker Lorillard Inc. has banned animal testing following discussions with an animal rights group that has raised conc...

Communities Taking Action: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.12.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

The Pollination Project provides $1000 in seed funding to an individual who is working to make the world -- or just their own community -- a better, more peaceful and more sustainable place.

How Freedom of Information Can Protect Animals

Stephen Wells | Posted 03.29.2014 | Green
Stephen Wells

People have a right to information that may impact their choices and assures that the government and private entities are following the law. We can't act if we don't know, and knowledge gives us the power to act.

Seventy Years Is Enough: It's Time to Put the Draize Test Out of Its Misery

Monica Engebretson | Posted 03.18.2014 | Green
Monica Engebretson

If someone were to do such things to an animal outside a laboratory, it would be considered cruelty to animals -- a felony offense in many states. But these tests are still legal the U.S. when conducted by testing facilities in order to bring a new eye shadow or cologne to market.