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April 29, 2019

Does the #BeCrueltyFree Campaign Have the Power to Impact US Animal Testing Laws?

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The #BeCrueltyFree campaign was launched in 2012 with the sole purpose of extending the European Union’s legal standard by banning cosmetic animal testing and the sale of newly animal-tested cosmetics. The campaign has been calling on both Congress and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to join this powerful and influential movement. The campaign recently attracted the attention of two huge brands, Avon and Unilever.

#BeCrueltyFree Campaign
• Lobbying politicians and governments to ban the use of animals in

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April 12, 2019

Colombia Set to End Animal Testing For Cosmetics

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The Plenary of the House of Representatives in Colombia unanimously voted on passing the bill of law 120/2018. The bill forbids animal testing in cosmetic and personal care products either imported into or manufactured in the country. If passed, the interdiction would come into force in one year’s time.
The bill was introduced to the Colombian Congress in August of 2018 by House Representative Juan Carlos Losada. Mr. Juan Carlos Losada has long been an advocate of the ethical

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March 20, 2019

Two Non-animal Safety Tests: Cell Tissue and Test Tube Method

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Since the 1940s, researchers have used the Draize rabbit skin test to determine the potential of a particular chemical to irritate human skin. In the Draize skin test, researchers shave a patch of the rabbit’s fur, apply the test substance and monitor the skin for up to 4 hours, and then monitor the skin for 14 days to look for signs of irritation or soreness. An organization known as the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) will classify a substance as

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March 13, 2019

Australia Passes Ban of Cosmetic Testing on Animals

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Australia Bans Animal Testing

The Australian Government Department of Health has announced that the country is committed to banning cosmetic testing on animals. The bill originated from the 2016 election campaign within the Australian government. However, government delays left the campaign promise unfulfilled and the compliance deadline of July 1, F2017 passed without the ban in place. The government called for another delay, of 12 months, that started in March 2018 and extended until March 2019.

That brings us to today when

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February 21, 2019

Could Ukraine be the Next Country to Ban Animal Testing on Cosmetics?

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A recent announcement from the Ukrainian Ministry of Health has animal rights activists justifiably encouraged. The nation may be the next country in line to completely ban testing cosmetic products on animals, if trends continue in the direction that the government has recently set.

The Ministry of Health is attempting to bring its cosmetics laws in correspondence with the Cosmetics Regulation of the European Union. Among the laws in the regulation is a stoppage on cosmetic testing on animals.

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