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PETA announces that Chinese government officials have stated that they will soon, for the first time ever, be recognising data from a completely non-animal test method for safety evaluations of cosmetics. (November 2016)
HSI’s #BeCrueltyFree campaign announces Taiwan has joined the growing global momentum to end cosmetics cruelty today with passage of legislation to end cosmetics animal testing. The bill, proposed by Legislators Wang YuMin and Zhuang Rui Xiong, amends Taiwan’s Control for Cosmetic Hygiene Act and bans cosmetic animal testing for both finished products and cosmetic ingredients. The legislation will go into effect in 2019. (October 2016)
The Coalition Government (Australia) announces that “a re-elected Turnbull Government will ban the sale of cosmetic products tested on animals. The ban will take effect from 1 July 2017, providing industry and retailers with a defined and reasonable transition period.” (June 2016)
Australian Labor Party MP Clare O’Neil introduces the Ethical Cosmetics Bill 2016 to the House of Representatives. (February 2016)
Seven of Australia’s leading animal protection organisations have written to Australia’s Minister for Rural Health, Senator Fiona Nash, urging the government to bring forward meaningful legislation to ban animal testing of cosmetics and the sale of cosmetics newly animal tested abroad. (January 2016)
Pan-Asian regulatory expert Dr Tommy Kong outlines current cosmetic import regulations in China. (March 2015)
HSI’s #BeCrueltyFree South Korea Campaign welcomes Cosmetics Bill requiring mandatory use of alternatives, but loopholes must be closed. (March 2015)
European Commission calls for regulators to work more closely while negotiating the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership with the USA to phase out animal-testing of cosmetics. (January 2015)
South Korea proposes animal-testing ban for finished cosmetics. (January 2015)
The European Commission, in cooperation with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), has clarified the relationship between the marketing ban and the REACH information requirements after there was confusion over whether animal testing can take place. (October 2014)
PETA Campaign update re animal-testing of cosmetics in India. (September 2014)
HSI’s #BeCrueltyFree campaign update re animal-testing of cosmetics in China. (July 2014)
The Australian Greens confirm that all cosmetics tested on animals would be banned in Australia under their proposal. (March 2014)
HSUS announces Congressman Jim Moran has introduced The Humane Cosmetics Act, a bill that would enhance worldwide momentum in ensuring animals are not harmed in the process of creating or manufacturing cosmetics. You can read more at the official HSUS Press Release. (March 2014)
HSI’s #BeCrueltyFree campaign announces great news from Sao Paulo, Brazil where animal-testing of cosmetics is now banned. (January 2014)
HSI’s #BeCrueltyFree campaign update from India re their proposed ban on animal testing of cosmetics. (December 2013)
HSI’s #BeCrueltyFree campaign update on the latest news from China re a proposed review of animal testing regulations. (October 2013)
The Minister for Health, Tanya Plibersek, today announced that a re-elected Labor Government would lead a national consultation on phasing out the importation, manufacture, sale, and advertising of cosmetics or cosmetic ingredients tested on animals. (August 2013)
BUAV announces positive steps to end animal experimentation in Italy. (August 2013)
EU Health Commissioner Tonio Borg has urged Chinese authorities to follow the European example and rid the cosmetics arena of animal testing and turn to alternative methods instead. (June 2013)
HSI’s #BeCrueltyFree campaign launch in China. (June 2013)
HSI’s #BeCrueltyFree campaign celebrates India’s ban on animal testing of cosmetics. (June 2013)
NEAVS welcomes retirement of laboratory chimpanzees but the NIH still has a way to go. (June 2013)
HRA exposes the University of Newcastle conducting invasive surgery on conscious Greyhounds. (May 2013)
BUAV brings about an end to animal testing of cosmetics in the EU. (April 2013)
The Sunday Age gives a general overview of the shocking number of animals used in animal experiments. (December 2012)
The Sunday Age exposes a monkey farm in Victoria where primates are being bred specifically for use in experiments. (November 2012)
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Page updated: 26 October 2016