What Does China's Approval Of The First Contemporary Non-Animal Testing Method Mean For Cruelty-Free Cosmetics?
Last week, the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) approved the first contemporary non-animal testing method that can be used for safety tests in cosmetics. This is encouraging news for consumers and animals.
The world is at a tipping point--closer than ever before to ending the misery of animals used in toxicity tests for cosmetics and their ingredients. After years of pressure from animal protection groups, caring consumers and ethical retailers across the globe, cosmetics cruelty has been fully or partially banned by law in 33 countries, home to 1.7 billion consumers, with at least 10 more countries lining up to do the same.
It's clear to see that our #BeCrueltyFree campaign is a powerful force to be reckoned with on behalf of animals in laboratories. I hope that we will soon be able to add a Taiwanese ban on cosmetics cruelty to that list!
We defend those who cannot defend themselves, speak up for the voiceless, campaign for what is in their best interests, not our own. That's our job.
My colleagues atHumane Society International's India office in Hyderabad are celebrating an historic #BeCrueltyFree campaign victory this week: India has banned the import of cosmetic products and ingredients newly tested on animals, and now becomes the first cruelty-free cosmetics zone in South Asia.
Brazil's politicians have two choices: either they can introduce a ban of which Brazil can be proud, standing shoulder to shoulder with the EU and India to become the first country in South America to end cosmetics cruelty, or they can pass bill PLC 70/2014 unchanged and risk Brazil lagging behind on the global stage...
Sara Amundson for #BeCrueltyFree USA The economic, scientific and ethical advantages of ending animal testing in the cosmetics
As China's Animal Welfare Movement Grows, Let's Celebrate Another Important Step Towards Ending Cosmetics Animal Testing
It's true to say that China has more than its fair share of animal abuse issues - from rabbits and racoon dogs being skinned alive for fur; dogs and cats brutally beaten, boiled alive or butchered in the street for meat; to bears, monkeys and other wild animals routinely degraded for entertainment in zoos and circuses.
Every ban we achieve shows it is possible to move beyond animal testing and maintain a vibrant, safe, competitive cosmetics sector. But with virtually every top beauty brand selling in China, and therefore subject to animal testing, change in China will be the tipping point.
From today, following 20 years of delays to implementation, the European Union finally is enforcing its ban on the sale of newly animal-tested cosmetic products and ingredients. In doing so, the EU becomes the largest cruelty-free cosmetics market, making its shops a no-go area for cosmetics tested on animals anywhere in the world.