Monkey Denied Water for 72 Hours in Brown University Laboratory | Save Animals | peta2

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Tell Hampton Creek and Impossible Foods to STOP Testing on Animals! | Save Animals | peta2

There is nothing veganfriendly about exploiting animals in product testing!

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Petition · University blinded 6 puppies then killed them after their wounds healed, despite a rescue organizations offer to take them. HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE! · Change.org

 

https://www.change.org/p/university-blinded-6-puppies-then-killed-them-after-their-wounds-healed-despite-a-rescue-organizations-offer-to-take-them-hold-them-accountable?source_location=petition_footer&algorithm=promoted&grid_position=1&pt=AVBldGl0aW9uAIGJewAAAAAAWZJfveuQs19kYmY3NGJlZg%3D%3D

This Legislation Could Make Animal Testing for Cosmetics in the U.S. a Thing of the Past | One Green Planet


This Legislation Could Make Animal Testing for Cosmetics in the U.S. a Thing of the Past

Kathleen Conlee, HSUS
June 7, 2017

When you think of cosmetics testing on animals, you may think of big hair and the 1980s but, unfortunately, this practice isn’t a thing of the past. Every day, terrified rabbits, mice, rats and guinea pigs suffer and die to test cosmetic products like shampoo, lipstick, and cologne. Chemical substances are forced down their throats, dripped into their eyes or smeared onto their skin. These test methods cause immense suffering before the animals are killed at the end of the tests.
Luckily, the U.S. is one step closer to saying “no” to cruel cosmetics with the reintroduction of the Humane Cosmetics Act in Congress.

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This legislation, introduced with bipartisan support by Reps. Martha McSally, R-Ariz.; Don Beyer, D-Va.; Ed Royce, R-Calif.; Tony Cárdenas, D-Calif.; Frank LoBiondo, R-N.J.; and Paul Tonko, D-N.Y., would prohibit the use of animals to test cosmetic products and ingredients. It also phases out the sale of cosmetics that have been tested on animals in other countries.

The methods used to test cosmetics on animals are not only incredibly cruel, but they also have significant scientific limitations. Different species often respond differently when exposed to the same substances. A good example of this phenomenon is chocolate, a sweet treat for humans that is highly toxic to dogs. These dissimilarities mean that results from animal tests may under or overestimate real-world hazards to people.
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Fortunately, there are thousands of ingredients already proven safe for use in cosmetics that can be used to formulate new and innovative products. For new cosmetic ingredients that don’t have a safety history yet, there are many non-animal methods like human cell-based tests and sophisticated computer models that provide human-relevant results often at a considerable savings of time and money for companies.

No animal should have to suffer and die for the sake of a new shampoo or lipstick. That is why The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Legislative Fund are working in the U.S. and Humane Society International and others are working internationally to end animal testing for cosmetics as part of our global #BeCrueltyFree campaign.

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In 2013, the European Union finalized a ban on animal testing for cosmetics by also banning the sale of cosmetics tested on animals, creating the world’s largest cruelty-free cosmetics marketplace. Similar measures have also been enacted in India, Israel, Norway, and Switzerland. More than 1.8 billion people can now only buy cosmetics that will never be tested on animals again. American cosmetic companies must already comply with these laws in order to sell their products internationally. Guatemala, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey and four states in Brazil have also passed laws to end or limit cosmetic animal testing.

There is overwhelming public support for ending cosmetic animal testing. A 2013 public opinion poll conducted by Lake Research Partners found that 73 percent of American voters would favor Congress enacting legislation that would begin to phase out and eventually end new animal testing for cosmetic products and ingredients. The Humane Cosmetics Act has also been endorsed by 195 stakeholders in the cosmetic industry including COTY, H&M, LUSH, Paul Mitchell and The Body Shop. We call on all cosmetic companies to join our #BeCrueltyFree campaign and drive cosmetic animal testing out of the marketplace.

The time has come for the U.S. to join the global movement away from cosmetic animal testing. Please join us in urging your legislators to support the Humane Cosmetics Act.

Together, we can make cosmetic cruelty a relic of the past.

Petition · NIH uses millions of tax-payer dollars to torture dogs at Texas A&M! @tamu · Change.org


https://www.change.org/p/nih-uses-millions-of-tax-payer-dollars-to-torture-dogs-at-texas-a-m-tamu/sign?utm_source=action_alert_sign&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=750431&alert_id=vDxQmrlmRE_m2UomGVcQpoWdmoi9ttmhPuVKCMPDlRaJNGyTlcOv%2Fa2cuskb9jzQclDm2c4w0q4

Stop Government Plan to Kill Dogs in Cruel Experiments

Over a dozen dogs will soon be injected with drugs and killed as part of a government experiment that was kept secret until the horrific plan was recently exposed. Save these dogs from a cruel, painful death.

Source: Stop Government Plan to Kill Dogs in Cruel Experiments

Cancel Plans to Kill Dogs in Cruel Experiments – ForceChange


https://forcechange.com/234923/cancel-plans-for-cruel-experiments-on-dogs/

Updated: “Reckless” V.A. Experimenter Still Treating Veterans – White Coat Waste Project


http://blog.whitecoatwaste.org/2017/03/30/reckless-v-a-experimenter-still-treating-veterans/

VIDEO: Libertarian star says cut government animal tests – White Coat Waste Project


http://blog.whitecoatwaste.org/2017/04/05/video-libertarian-star-says-cut-government-animal-tests/

Senior GOP Rep Challenges V.A. Dog Abuses – White Coat Waste Project


http://blog.whitecoatwaste.org/2017/04/03/gop-rep-challenges-v-a-dog-abuses/

Tell Congress to DEFUND Dog Abuse at Veterans Affairs Labs!

The White Coat Waste Project has revealed that (http://blog.whitecoatwaste.org/2016/11/13/wcw-report-exposes-secretive-spending-in-government-dog-labs/) more than 1,100 beagles, hounds and mixed-breed dogs—even puppies—are subjected to secretive, wasteful and cruel experiments at the Department of Veterans Affairs (http://blog.whitecoatwaste.org/2017/03/22/wcws-expose-of-veterans-affairs-dog-abuse-rallies-congress/) and other government agencies each year. As reported in the Washington Post (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2016/11/15/saving-dogs-from-government-research-labs-gets-some-bipartisan-attention/), WCW has exposed how taxpayers are forced to pay untold millions for these studies with virtually no access to information about what’s being done, why and how much it costs. Is this how you want your money spent? ACT NOW to end wasteful spending and increase transparency and accountability about taxpayer-funded experiments on dogs! p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}

Source: Tell Congress to DEFUND Dog Abuse at Veterans Affairs Labs!

Petition · Demand Justice for Grace, Victim of Cruel Research Lab · Change.org


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Petition · Minister of Justice: Protect Animals in Canadian Labs · Change.org


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Petition · Tell Neutrogena to stop all animal testing · Change.org


https://www.change.org/p/tell-neutrogena-to-stop-all-animal-testing

Petition · Avon Products: Tell Avon Stop Animal Testing Overseas · Change.org


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Stop Animal Testing of Johnson & Johnson Products

“Johnsons & Johnsons”  claims they don’t do animal testing…. I posted this petition back in 2015  and the petition is still open! Do you believe they’re telling the truth!

Johnson & Johnson still tests its products on animals when it is not mandated by the government. Demand that the company, one of the largest in the United States, bans unnecessary animal testing.

Source: Stop Animal Testing of Johnson & Johnson Products

SC Johnson Points of View on Animal Testing


Wednesday, January 1, 2014
SC Johnson Point of View on Animal Testing

At SC Johnson, we’ve given a lot of thought to ending animal testing. We’re not there yet, but we’re trying. Because our products are used by families globally, we see an important need for toxicological studies that ensure they can be used safely and with minimal impact on the environment. Also, SC Johnson must comply with the stringent legal and regulatory requirements of countries around the world that require, by law, testing for certain products. At the same time, we agree that animal testing should be Reduced; Refined to minimize suffering; and, ultimately, Replaced – which is Russell & Burch’s “three Rs” approach.

Given these beliefs, our first step is that where possible we use ingredients that have already been tested, so that we can avoid additional testing but still know the ingredients’ human health and environmental impact. We’ve amassed extensive databases of historic testing data, to minimize further tests wherever we can.

We’ve also been active in developing, validating and applying alternative testing methods, such as corrosivity assays and human tissue equivalent models, which have dramatically reduced the number of animals used in testing our products. We’re also a contributing member of the Institute for In Vitro Sciences, which is dedicated to the advancement of alternative test methods. We continue to look for other ways we can make further progress.

But this issue is bigger than a single company and what we choose to do, because in many cases our choices are affected by legal requirements. For example, mosquito repellents by law must undergo toxicological assessment (which may involve animal testing) in order to be sold in numerous geographies, including the United States and Europe.

While we would all like to avoid animal testing, mosquito repellents play a key part in protecting people from dangerous mosquito borne diseases such as malaria, dengue and West Nile virus. In the United States, these products also repel deer ticks, which can cause potentially deadly Lyme Disease. So it is important that these products continue to be produced and sold, even given the government requirement that they be tested first. And any company selling these products is subject to the same constraints.

In some cases testing also may be important to ensuring that products can be safely used by consumers or that the chemicals in products aren’t going to cause long-term effects on the environment. In fact, efforts like REACH in Europe, as well as the Toxic Substances Control Act and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act in the United States, are pushing for more testing, not less.

For example, some consumer advocacy groups are seeking more stringent testing of products for carcinogenic effects or endocrine disruption, either of which could require animal testing. So companies like SC Johnson are trying to find the right balance. We do believe strongly that products must be safe for consumers today and for the planet for generations to come; the goal is to ensure this with the absolute minimum of animal testing necessary.

We realize that some companies say they “don’t test on animals.” Frankly, we are skeptical, but even if the claim is true, it may mean simply that they aren’t doing anything new. New product innovations – which can for example offer reduced environmental impact – may require testing because of using new chemicals or using them in new ways. A company that isn’t innovating may not have this need, although it will still have to comply with new legal requirements that may entail animal testing.

Other companies that claim they do no animal testing may also simply be obscuring the facts. It doesn’t necessarily mean the ingredients they use haven’t been tested – in fact, it is likely that they have. The vast majority of chemicals used in products will have been tested for toxicity. But some companies skirt this issue because their raw materials were tested by the suppliers they purchase from, or from other suppliers that those suppliers use. So their claims are based solely on whether they themselves tested a particular product formulation…not whether there was testing in the product’s history.

At SC Johnson, we care about honesty and transparency in our claims. So, we won’t make broad, sweeping claims that imply more than is true. Rather, where it makes sense we may label products with clear language that says we didn’t test that product on animals.

The bottom line is that we have to meet government, safety and environmental requirements for our products, but we are working toward ways to do so while continually minimizing animal testing.

We know some people may choose not to buy SC Johnson products given their passion on this topic. But we hope you’ll give us a chance, as we continue to be one of the companies that’s working hard to drive advancements in this area. Please look for our products whose labels say they are not tested on animals … it may not be all that you want, but you can believe that it’s true.
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© 2017 S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc. All Rights reserved

The Facts about Windex and Animal Testing A Statement from SC Johnson | Press Room 

Update: On the petition I posted yesterday for the animal testing…

SC Johnson Press Room

Friday, January 6, 2017
The Facts about Windex and Animal Testing: A Statement from SC Johnson

RACINE, Wis., January 6, 2017

Statement from Kelly Semrau, Senior Vice President – Global Corporate Affairs, Communication and Sustainability:

“A misleading online petition, with a photo falsely tied to Windex, has prompted consumer questions about whether we test Windex on dogs. SC Johnson has never tested Windex on dogs. Three Windex products have been tested on animals, as required by the government, in the last 20 years.

We choose non-animal testing methods whenever possible, and to that end we are a major contributor to the Institute for In Vitro Sciences, which is dedicated to improving and increasing use of alternative test methods.

Until alternative methods are accepted globally, we must comply with the government agencies in some countries, including the U.S. EPA, that require safety testing for certain products.

Some companies skirt this issue because their materials or products are tested by suppliers or suppliers to those suppliers. So they claim that they personally do not test. But that’s deceptive. We care about transparency in our claims, so we are honest about whether the required animal testing is conducted.”

Read our full point of view on animal testing here.

About SC Johnson

SC Johnson is a family company dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the USA, the company is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care, as well as professional products. It markets such well-known brands as GLADE®, KIWI®, OFF!®, PLEDGE®, RAID®, SCRUBBING BUBBLES®, SHOUT®, WINDEX® and ZIPLOC® in the U.S. and beyond, with brands marketed outside the U.S. including AUTAN®, TANA®, BAMA®, BAYGON®, BRISE®, KABIKILLER®, KLEAR®, MR MUSCLE® and RIDSECT®. The 130-year-old company, which generates $10 billion in sales, employs approximately 13,000 people globally and sells products in virtually every country around the world.

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© 2017 S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc. All Rights reserved

petition: Tell Windex: Stop Animal Testing!


http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/637/327/302/?z00m=28735456&redirectID=2295128376

FDA: STOP Making Rubbing Alcohol Deadly!

Get loud for THOUSANDS of animals!

Source: FDA: STOP Making Rubbing Alcohol Deadly!

Petition · Dogs need your help! Tell Congress to stop cruel taxpayer-funded experiments. · Change.org


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Petition · Stop Deadly Dog Experiments! · Change.org


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Justice for Animals Allegedly Decapitated and Frozen to Death

Animals were reportedly frozen to death and decapitated by lab researchers at a university in Europe. An undercover investigator says the animals had to endure severe pain and agony. Demand the university’s testing license be suspended, if guilty of these actions.

Source: Justice for Animals Allegedly Decapitated and Frozen to Death

Urge Texas A&M University to Close Dog Laboratories

 

Urge Texas A&M University to close their dog laboratories, stop breeding MD dogs, and release all dogs for adoption into good homes.

Source: Urge Texas A&M University to Close Dog Laboratories

Petition update · ONLY HAVE 36 HOURS from 09.45 GMT 18/11/16 to help Beagles in Laboratories · Change.org


HM Government UK: Abolish the breeding for & use of Beagles for animal experimentation in the UK
by The RUN FREE Alliance · 136,502 supporters
Petition update
ONLY HAVE 36 HOURS from 09.45 GMT 18/11/16 to help Beagles in Laboratories
The RUN FREE Alliance

Nov 18, 2016 — *We present the petition at No.10 Downing St on Thursday 24th Nov
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Stop Dissecting Pregnant Cats in Anatomy Classes

 

A college is dissecting pregnant cats in its classroom. In this day and age, there is no reason to be killing and dissecting cats for research, let alone pregnant ones. Sign this petition to demand an end to this barbaric practice.

Source: Stop Dissecting Pregnant Cats in Anatomy Classes

This Legal Change Could Threaten the EU Ban on Sales of Animal-Tested Cosmetics | PETA UK~ PETITION

A troubling legal case could render meaningless the European marketing ban on cosmetics tested on animals

Source: This Legal Change Could Threaten the EU Ban on Sales of Animal-Tested Cosmetics | PETA UK

The Netherlands Takes a HUGE Step for Animals in Labs! | PETA UK

The Dutch government is working to phase out all animal experiments – and PETA is helping!

Source: The Netherlands Takes a HUGE Step for Animals in Labs! | PETA UK

Petition · Stop Deadly Dog Experiments! · Change.org


https://www.change.org/p/stop-deadly-dog-experiments?source_location=petition_footer&algorithm=recommended_share&grid_position=5

petition: Tell Simons Foundation to stop funding cruel monkey “autism” experiments

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http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/927/184/231/