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California Calls on US Congress to End Cosmetics Testing on Animals

Monica Engebretson | Posted 06.20.2014 | 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 05.05.2014 | 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.

Who Are the Animals in Animal Experiments?

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 03.14.2014 | Science
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

I have tried to draw attention to the general ineffectiveness of animal experiments and how they impede our chances of finding cures. I have focused on the human side of the equation. But just who are these animals abused in experimentation?

Prestigious Universities Violate the Animal Welfare Act

Julia Orr | Posted 03.02.2014 | Green
Julia Orr

Unlike the humble mouse, primates are afforded at least some protection under the Animal Welfare Act. Unfortunately, even the most prestigious universities have shown the inability to care for their primates without extreme and deadly consequences.

Actors From TV's Hottest Shows Want You to Go Cruelty Free in 2014

Monica Engebretson | Posted 03.02.2014 | Impact
Monica Engebretson

As it turns out, the actor who plays Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones, Peter Dinklage, has a tender spot in his heart for animals and he wants you to consider making a New Year resolution to do your part to end cosmetics testing on animals.

From Laboratory to Sanctuary, CHIMP Act Funding Paves the Way

Kathleen M. Conlee | Posted 02.05.2014 | Science
Kathleen M. Conlee

Chimpanzees have languished in laboratories for decades, sometimes subjected to painful experimentation and often warehoused in barren cages. But now the fate of these remarkable and highly intelligent beings has taken a monumental turn for the better.

11 Amazing Ways People Are Using 3D Printers For Good, Not Guns

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 11.18.2013 | Technology

Even though anyone willing to shell out $850,000 on a 3D metal printer can now produce fully functioning guns in the legal comfort of their own home, ...

China May Ease Animal Testing Rules

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

By Adam Jourdan and Clare Baldwin SHANGHAI/HONG KONG, Nov 13 (Reuters) - China is considering a rule change that would allow the sale ...

The Top 3 Ways Animal Experiments Hurt Humans

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

It is hard to quantify how many missed opportunities there may have been because of misleading animal experiments. However, there are plenty of examples that demonstrate how lucky we are that researchers did not believe the animal tests.

Cosmetics Testing on Animals in the Spotlight at Jakarta Fashion Week: Association of Southeast Asian Nations Takes Notice

Monica Engebretson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Monica Engebretson

ASEAN is the body responsible for regulating animal testing in cosmetics for countries in the region. As is the case in the United States, and many other countries, in ASEAN there are currently no regulations or laws banning animal testing of cosmetic products and ingredients or the importing of those tested elsewhere.

Why the NFL Needs to Have Its Head Examined

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

The NFL continues to fund misleading head injury studies on animals that will not get the league closer to identifying the precise causes of brain trauma in football players and how to prevent and treat it.

Hamster Battles Animal Cruelty, Sort Of, In New Mobile Game

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.17.2013 | Green

This animated hamster has a good reason to be angry. Hamstrong is a genetically modified lab research animal. (Backstory, per his Facebook page: Ha...

Why Animal Experimentation Doesn't Work. Reason 3: Animals Aren't Little Humans

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

Your child, my father, and all of our loved ones who may be suffering from illnesses are not rats or dogs or monkeys. So why do animal experimenters keep treating them as though they are?

Why Animal Experimentation Doesn't Work -- Reason 2: Animals Don't Get Human Diseases

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 10.27.2013 | Science
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

Not only do animal models fail to help us better understand human diseases, they often lead us down the wrong path of investigation.

'Walking Dead' Star Gets Behind Animal Rights Cause

Posted 08.09.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Michael d'Estries: Joining other celebs such as Sir Paul McCartney, Joss Stone, Ricky Gervais and Peter Dinklage, "The...

Debate Brews Over Best Way To Kill Lab Animals

natureheader | Daniel Cressey | Posted 08.07.2013 | Science

Killing research animals is one of the most unpleasant tasks in science, and it is imperative to do it as humanely as possible. But researchers who st...

India Joins the EU and Israel in Surpassing the US in Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Testing Policy

Monica Engebretson | Posted 09.22.2013 | World
Monica Engebretson

U.S. animal advocates have become somewhat accustomed to being embarrassingly surpassed by the animal protection policies across the pond in the European Union (EU). Now it seems we'd better prepare ourselves to be eclipsed by India -- at least when it comes to cosmetics testing on animals.