With less than a week to go until the ban on selling animal-tested cosmetics in the EU, it appears that it has influenced several markets in Asia, with Korea, India and Japan all seeing instances of following suit in 2013 so far.
Regulations in countries around the world need to change to outlaw animal testing in cosmetics, rather than the manufacturers themselves, according to the industry-specific organisation set up by the BUAV.
There seems to be continued talk in the cosmetics industry of the proposed animal testing ban that comes into place on March 11, 2013, and whilst it has been a long time coming, it represents a huge step, according to Cruelty Free International.
The Committee, known for promoting education in humane science, has published new papers on the ‘Integrated Testing Strategies for Safety Assessments’, which looks at the most up-to-date strategies in alternative toxicological testing.
Cruelty Free International, the organization founded by the BUAV, has announced a new partnership with luxury hair care brand Paul Mitchell, with the latter pledging that its products will not be sold in China until the country changes its laws on animal...
Last week, India’s Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) Dr G N Singh met with MP Maneka Gandhi, and now Humane Society International has applauded statesman Ramalinga Reddy for urging swift action to update Indian law to end animal testing of cosmetics.
2012 has seen a big focus on animal testing in the cosmetics industry particularly with the proposed marketing ban coming into play in Europe next year. Whilst companies want to get rid of the practice from industry, it still needs to ensure the safety...
EU scientists have been awarded the first ever £250,000 (€310,000) Lush Science Prize for their steadfast progress in an ongoing research project to find an alternative to animal testing with chemical safety in mind.
Cosmetics Europe has urged caution over comments made by prospective EU Health Commissioner Tonio Borg regarding the proposed marketing ban on animal-tested cosmetics, saying it may ‘jeopardise’ progress and undermine EU leadership in global animal welfare.
Tonio Borg, Commissioner Designate for the Health and Consumer Affairs portfolio has received backing from The European Coalition to End Animal Experiments (ECEAE) and Humane Society International after announcing his position on animal testing.
The Chinese government are taking steps towards accepting a non-animal test for cosmetics for the first time, after a PETA grant allowed the necessary research to develop a new toxicity test, and the necessary training was carried out in a Beijing university...