Coty’s COVERGIRL becomes largest Leaping Bunny certified makeup brand ever | Cruelty Free International

4th November 2018
Coty’s COVERGIRL becomes largest Leaping Bunny certified makeup brand ever

Coty to support a global end to animal testing for cosmetics

Today we are delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with Coty, one of the world’s leading beauty companies, that aims to end animal testing for cosmetics globally.

As a first step in the partnership, Coty has been awarded the Leaping Bunny certification for beauty range COVERGIRL.

COVERGIRL becomes the largest makeup brand to achieve the Leaping Bunny certification. The Leaping Bunny logo will feature on all COVERGIRL products, the best visible and independent assurance for consumers of a company’s commitment to no animal testing.

Michelle Thew, CEO of Cruelty Free International, said: “We’re delighted to partner with Coty to end cruel and unnecessary animal testing for cosmetics worldwide and have been impressed with the company’s passionate commitment. The Leaping Bunny certification of COVERGIRL marks a new milestone in this area as the largest makeup brand to be certified cruelty free after having met our rigorous criteria. It demonstrates how it’s possible to be an accessible and innovative brand without inflicting suffering on animals. We hope today’s announcement encourages more cosmetics companies to do the right thing.”

Ukonwa Ojo, Chief Marketing Officer, Coty Consumer Beauty, said: “Consumers expect brands to be leaders for positive change so today COVERGIRL is taking a stand about making cruelty free cosmetics a mainstream reality. We know we are not alone in wanting a beauty industry that is free from animal cruelty and, working with Cruelty Free International, invite others to join us in turning these conversations into action.”

Coty has already committed to at least one more of its brands being certified with the Leaping Bunny by 2020. Watch this space to find out which brand will be next!

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Senate Panel’s Report On FBI Probe Finds ‘No Evidence’ To Back Kavanaugh Accusers’ Claims

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Senators Wicker & Hyde-Smith Voted For BP Oil Spill Lawyer To Head Dept of Justice Environment & Natural Resources Division Despite Mississippi Being Badly Hit By BP Oil Spill

Mining Awareness +

If Senators Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith had helped their fellow Mississippians clean up the tarballs from BP’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, then maybe they would not have voted for BP’s oil spill lawyer to be head the Dept. of Justice’s Environment & Natural Resources Division (ENRD), as they recently did. 100731-G-0450H-058 – Response workers continue to clean beaches in Mississippi Frank Minter and Eilene Williams, both oil recovery technicians of Rhino Knights, sift sand for tarballs along the beach at Pass Christian, Miss., July 31, 2010. Response workers collect tarballs with their shovels and transfer them into buckets before they sift through to collect only oiled product. Response workers continue to respond to reports of oiled beaches due to the Deewater Horizon oil spill.
100731-G-0450H-037 – Frank Minter sifts tarballs… Responders sift recovered product to ensure they do not remove excess sand from the beach…

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5 Reasons Cat Parents Should Have Pet Insurance – Katzenworld

As a pet parent, you do a lot to care for your pet- feeding, bathing and providing shelter. Have you considered signing up for a pet insurance plan? There are a number of reasons why this is a good idea for cat parents, and we want to share with you the top five: 1) You […]

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Activists’ fury over Norway hunt of pregnant whales

The ocean update

A documentary on Norwegian public TV network NRK claimed 90 percent of Minke whales (pictured) killed each year in Norwegian waters were females and that “almost all” of them were pregnant

March 8th, 2017. Animal rights activists expressed anger on Wednesday after reports emerged that a large majority of whales harpooned each year in Norway are pregnant.

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Chrome will soon ad-block an entire website if it shows abusive ads
Jon Porter

With Chrome 71, Google is stepping up its fight against the internet’s abusive ads problem by blocking every ad on a site that persistently shows them. Abusive ads come in many forms, but broadly speaking cause your browser to misbehave by either generating fake system messages, automatically redirecting you, or attempt to steal personal information.

This isn’t the first time that Google has tried to use Chrome to address the problem. Back in July, Chrome 68 would prevent sites from opening new tabs or windows if they were reported for serving abusive experiences. Chrome 71, scheduled for release in December, will give site owners a 30 day grace period to clean up their site after an abusive experience is reported. Failure to remove the abusive ads will cause Chrome to block every ad on the site — regardless of whether they are classed as abusive or not.
Although users will have the option of turning this filtering off, the majority are likely to leave their settings at their default values, effectively withholding a huge portion of a flagged site’s revenue. It’s a big incentive for sites to prevent this bad behavior, even if it’s an uncomfortable reminder of how much power Google now holds over the internet.

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Russia investigating ‘whale jail’ holding 101 captured Orcas and Belugas in Pacific bay

The ocean update

A crane lowers a whale into a tank on the shore of the bay where the animals are being kept in enclosures.

November 5th, 2018 (Alec Luhn). Prosecutors are investigating whether more than 100 whales crowded into tiny enclosures on Russia’s Pacific Coast are being held illegally.

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How to push green issues up the political agenda #auspol #qldpol #nswpol #springst #ClimateStrike #ExtinctionRebellion #TheDrum #StopAdani #EndCoal


How to push green issues up the political agenda is a question that has exercised environmentalists for decades.

Do dark warnings about the world that awaits us if we do not curtail carbon emissions and protect forests and oceans motivate people to act, or scare them off?

Are apocalyptic visions such as that in Cormac McCarthy’s novel The Road what we need to open our minds, or an inducement to give up trying?

Opinion is divided, as events of the past week have illustrated.

In advance of his latest wildlife television series, Dynasties, David Attenborough said at the weekend that too many warnings about endangered species are a “real turn-off”.

A few days earlier, the activist group Extinction Rebellion launched a campaign of civil disobedience by demanding a zero-carbon economy by 2025.

Writing in advance of a protest in London that saw 15 people arrested, Green MEP…

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PETITION: PETA Asia Exposes Extreme Cruelty in Badger-Brush Industry

You can help stop this…there’s no reason to use animal-hair brushes, especially when there are so many high-quality alternatives available. For the sake of badgers suffering on these farms, please, only buy synthetic brushes. Please continue reading here and sign petition…

Johns Hopkins Confines Owls to a Basement Laboratory: Take Action Now!
Johns Hopkins Confines Owls to a Basement Laboratory: Take Action Now!
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Since 2017, Johns Hopkins University experimenter Shreesh Mysore has received more than $800,000 in tax-funded grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study how groups of neurons or nerve cells work together to carry out different functions—not in humans but in barn owls.

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Mysore cuts into the owls’ skulls, inserts electrodes into their brains, restrains the birds in an “experimental rig,” and then records their neural activity while having them watch dots on a TV monitor or exposing them to bursts of noise through earphones. For some experiments, he’s restrained fully conscious owls for up to 12 hours while recording and poking at neurons in their brains. He admits in a paper that “some birds were calm when restrained, while others were not.”

In another published paper, Mysore describes how he put the owls in a restraining tube so that they would be prone—an unnatural position for them—and then screwed the bolts connected to their skulls into a “stereotaxic device” so that they couldn’t move their heads.

A news release from the university now claims—without evidence or rationale—that understanding neural activity in barn owls could pave the way to developing therapies for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in humans. Say what?

Looking at the neural responses of trapped barn owls—whose skulls were cut open—to dots on a screen or noises blasted through earphones offers no insight into human ADHD. Even if it did, it’s too cruel to be allowed.

In addition to its transparent cruelty, the use of animals in experimentation has proved an unqualified failure. The evidence is overwhelming that data from experiments on animals can’t be reliably applied to humans. NIH itself acknowledges that 95 percent of drugs that test safe and effective in animals fail in humans because they don’t work or are dangerous. And a review in the prestigious medical journal The BMJ reported that more than 90 percent of “the most promising findings from animal research” fail to lead to human treatments.

Yet each year, NIH directs more than $15 billion of taxpayer money to animal experiments. Johns Hopkins is at the front of the line to ride the government gravy train, securing hundreds of millions of dollars for experiments on animals annually.

Please urge NIH not to squander taxpayer dollars on Mysore’s cruel and worthless experiments on owls and instead to redirect funds to modern, superior, non-animal research methods.

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