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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.

The World Is Going Cruelty Free

Monica Engebretson | Posted 01.07.2016 | 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.

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.

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).

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.

Will South Korea Be the Next Country to Beat the United States in Ending Cosmetics Testing on Animals?

Monica Engebretson | Posted 03.08.2015 | World
Monica Engebretson

It's quite rare to have consumers, business, animal advocates and international governments all beating the same drum, but that is exactly the situation we are increasingly finding ourselves in. Let's make 2015 the year that the U.S. starts marching to the cruelty-free cosmetics beat.

Congressman Jim Moran Receives Lord Houghton Award for Services to Animal Welfare

Monica Engebretson | Posted 12.30.2014 | Impact
Monica Engebretson

This week, Cruelty Free International presented Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) with the Lord Houghton Award in recognition of his service and contributi...

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.

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...

Switched at Birth Star Vanessa Marano Wants You to Switch to Cruelty-free Cosmetics

Monica Engebretson | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Monica Engebretson

In the last 20 years many cosmetics companies have reduced or eliminated their use of animals for cosmetics testing in favor of modern non-animal alternatives. The trick is finding the ones that have eliminated all animal testing.

Big Bang Theory Actor Kunal Nayyar Hopes You Will Join Him to Help Animals

Monica Engebretson | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact
Monica Engebretson

Kunal Nayyar, who plays astrophysicist Raj Koothrappali, won audiences' hearts early on in the series with his compassionate, caring and sympathetic attitude toward his friends. His character may be fictional, but those compassionate traits transfer to reality.

Will California Continue to be a National Leader in the Cruelty Free Cosmetics Debate?

Monica Engebretson | Posted 06.08.2014 | Green
Monica Engebretson

With SJR 22, California can continue to be a leader in ensuring that modern humane alternative tests are at the heart of ensuring US consumers' safety.

Celebrating the First Anniversary of the EU Ban On Animal Testing for Cosmetics

Monica Engebretson | Posted 05.19.2014 | Impact
Monica Engebretson

This month, Cruelty Free International celebrated the one year anniversary of the historic complete ban on marketing of animal-tested cosmetics in all...

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.