Artificial Intelligence may Replace Testing of Live Animals – FIREPAW, Inc.

Great news coming out of the scientific – based tech world today: The use of laboratory animals to test drug safety may be replaced by computer models and artificial intelligence(Al). It turns out that Al results can be even more accurate and reliable then real animal tests. We may finally be getting ready to turn the corner on the use of live animal testing.

Al May soon save a ton of animals from drug testing…

https://firepaw.org/2018/08/17/artificial-intelligence-may-replace-testing-of-live-animals/

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Petition: Baystate Medical Center, Stop Using Animals for Medical Trainings

by: Care2 Team
recipient: Baystate Medical Center

21,826 SUPPORTERS – 25,000 GOAL
You wouldn’t want a doctor who had been trained using the antiquated methods of the past, would you? Well then, you may want to avoid the medical professionals participating in the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) program at Baystate Medical Center in Massachusetts.

They are one of only two ATLS training centers in the whole of Canada and the United States that still use animals like pigs to simulate human trauma. The trend has been going out of style for decades, but Baystate has yet to get with the times. They refuse to use more modern methods that are as good or even better than the archaic ways that involved hurting innocent animals.

For one thing, pigs and human bodies are not the same, meaning using a pig for the ATLS program doesn’t equip our medical professionals with the best tools available. In 2001, the American College of Surgeons gave the green light to a new technology that would replace the need to use animals — “an anatomical human body simulator, which features lifelike skin, subcutaneous fat, and muscle” known as the TraumaMan System. TraumaMan is so lifelike and realistic that most centers that offer ATLS programs have opted to use them or similar systems.

Most, but not all. Instead of leading the pack, Baystate seems to be content with lagging behind almost every other center when it comes to using modern cruelty-free tools to teach their students. They seem to disregard the fact that 99 percent of 300 centers surveyed within the U.S. and Canada have found that they don’t need to use animals for trainings.

Please sign the petition and tell Baystate to join the 21st century. Ask them to stop using animals in their ATLS program.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/289/635/572/

Photo credit: TheAnimalDay.org

 

Urgent Calls Needed Now Through August 7th To Help Turn The CA Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act Into Law! – World Animal News

By Judie Mancuso –
July 26, 2018

Call To Action Needed By End Of Day On Tuesday August 7th.
SB 1249 (Galgiani) CA Cruelty-Free Cosmetic Act
HEARING DATE AUGUST 8TH – ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS
Need Calls, Tweets and Attendance!
The opposition (lead by PCPC, Johnson & Johnson, Proctor & Gamble, Estee Lauder) to SB 1249 has “lobbied up.” As one of their lobbyist told us, the big corporations “do not want to be told what to do.” They just want to keep going along – same ole, same ole, needlessly allowing the torturing and killing of over 500,000 animals per year.
They have hired over four lobbying firms in just a few weeks to oppose SB 1249. Their ramped-up efforts will not deter us from our goal to end the cruelty of cosmetic animal testing. SB 1249 is a paramount bill, and we are determined to see it signed into law.
Below is a list of “Myth vs Facts” regarding the opposition’s talking points.
SB 1249 is good for people, business, and the animals!
We need you to do 4 things to help us NOW!
1) Call the Appropriations Committee Members and ask them to vote “YES” on SB 1249.
Appropriations Committee Members:
Lorena S. Gonzalez Fletcher (Chair) (916) 319-2080
Frank Bigelow (Vice Chair) (916) 319-2005
Richard Bloom (916) 319-2050 (coauthor-thank him)
Rob Bonta (916) 319-2018
William P. Brough (916) 319-2073
Ian C. Calderon (916) 319-2057
Wendy Carrillo (916) 319-2051
Ed Chau (916) 319-2049 (voted yes in Judiciary Committee, thank him)
Susan Talamantes Eggman (916) 319-2013
Vince Fong (916) 319-2034
Laura Friedman (916) 319-2043
James Gallagher (916) 319-2003
Eduardo Garcia (916) 319-2056
Adrin Nazarian (916) 319-2046
Jay Obernolte (916) 319-2033
Bill Quirk (916) 319-2020
Eloise Gómez Reyes (916) 319-2047 (voted yes in Judiciary Committee, thank her)
2) Please Tweet out the following:
Make California’s Cosmetic Market Cruelty-Free by Supporting SB 1249! Animal testing is antiquated, unreliable, and not necessary for safe cosmetics! Stop the torture! Tell @LorenaSGonzalez and @FrankBigelowCA that you want #Crueltyfree #Cosmetics and #YesOnSB1249!
3) Attend the hearing on Wednesday, August 8th at 9am, State Capitol, Room 4202.
4) Share this email, post, etc. and get others involved

MYTHS vs FACTS ABOUT SB 1249
MYTH #1 – SB 1249 will take away my favorite shampoo because it was tested on animals.
False! – Because we are aiming for a cruelty-free cosmetics market in the future, the bill only affects products tested on animals after 2020 or, to meet international requirements, after 2023. All products and ingredients tested on animals before the bill takes effect can still be sold. If a product is found to have been tested on animals after 2020 (or 2023 for testing conducted to meet international requirements) and it is not covered by one of the listed exemptions in the bill, the manufacturer will be fined until it is removed from the market.
MYTH #2 – SB 1249 will impact medical testing and development of new therapies.
False! – NO. The bill disallows the sale or marketing of new cosmetics and cosmetic ingredients which are tested on animals. It has no jurisdiction over the development or testing of pharmaceuticals, which are governed by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines and requirements specific to those products. SB 1249 does not govern any medical testing taking place at universities, research institutes, or the National Institutes of Health. Just to be safe, the bill specifically exempts products or ingredients tested as a result of a requirement by the FDA or by California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control.
MYTH #3 – SB 1249 will pose an economic burden on California companies.
False! – California companies have access to worldwide markets in a number of different ways that do not require animal testing. Specifically regarding China, one of California’s largest cosmetic manufacturers, John Paul Mitchell Systems, a cruelty-free company from inception and one of California’s leading cosmetic manufacturer based in Santa Clarita, negotiated to sell their products in China using alternative testing. Other companies opt to open storefronts in Hong Kong or sell via the internet usingAlibaba.com, the world’s largest online retailer. SB 1249 will not lead to job loss. In fact, there is evidence that SB 1249 could
be a job creator. Alternative methods of testing, not only for cosmetics, but for other industries is a growing sector. SB 1249 will make California the epicenter of alternative testing in the United States.
MYTH #4 – A cosmetic manufacturer will be punished because an ingredient in their product is also used in a pharmaceutical product subject to animal testing.
False! – SB 1249 has 2 major exceptions which make this a false claim. Subdivision c(1) of SB 1249 creates an exemption for any cosmetic testing required by the Federal Drug Administration or California Department of Toxic Substance Control. Further, subsection c(3) allows for testing that is required by a state, federal, or foreign regulatory body so long as that testing is not for cosmetic purposes and the ingredient is already in use for cosmetics. Thus, testing required by a governmental authority for pharmaceuticals, drugs, pesticides, etc. will not punish cosmetic manufacturers.
MYTH #5 – This bill would ban the sale of a product if someone, somewhere in the world, unknown and unknowable to the manufacturer, tested it on an animal.
False! – That is patently false. SB 1249 creates a “knowingly” standard in subsection (a) of the law, which states, “…it is unlawful for a manufacturer to knowingly import for profit, sell at retail, or offer for sale or promotional purposes at retail in this state, any cosmetic if the final product or any component thereof was tested on animals for any purpose afterJanuary 1, 2020.” Thus, manufacturers are not liable when they had no knowledge of the animal testing that took place outside of their scope of influence. Further, the exceptions discussed above are another layer of protection for cosmetic manufacturers for testing done for non-cosmetic purposes even when all parties are aware of the testing.
Thank you for helping with our grassroots campaign. Please help us to continue to save animals. Please donate today, we need additional financial resources to get this done!
#CACrueltyFree #YesOnSB1249

https://worldanimalnews.com/urgent-calls-needed-now-through-august-7th-to-help-turn-the-ca-cruelty-free-cosmetics-act-into-law/

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Against Animal Testing Petition | The Body Shop

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Against Animal Testing Petition | The Body Shop
Together, let’s take a stand to finally ban cosmetics testing on animals everywhere.

JOIN OUR FOREVER AGAINST ANIMAL TESTING CAMPAIGN BY SIGNING THIS PETITION.

https://foreveragainstanimaltesting.com/page/9842/petition/1

We were the first global beauty brand to fight against animal testing. Over the last three decades, we’ve worked with our campaign partner Cruelty Free International and our collective efforts helped lead to a European Union ban in 2013. But that isn’t enough. Animals continue to be used in testing, and we want to end this practice everywhere and forever.
We, the undersigned, are calling on the United Nations to adopt an international convention that will end animal testing for cosmetics products and ingredients everywhere and forever.

We are calling on all member countries to pass a resolution at the UN General Assembly to initiate the proceedings that will lead to the convention. Our goal is enforceable and enforced harmonised rules ending the use of animals in cosmetics testing.

Please tick to sign-up to regular email newsletters and to stay up to date on the petition, new products and exclusive offers from The Body Shop.

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Urgent Calls Needed Now Through June 25th To Help Turn The CA Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act Into Law! – World Animal News

By Judie Mancuso –
June 15, 2018

SB 1249, the CA Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, is two steps away from the governor’s desk and becoming law in the fifth largest economy in the world.
Unfortunately, Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, L’Oreal, Unilever, Avon, NARS Cosmetics, Revlon, M.A.C., and Mary Kay Cosmetics are among the companies that are opposing the passage of the law that will save hundreds of thousands of animals from needless torture and death every year.
The companies have hired an army of lobbyists that are currently meeting with every assembly member’s office and lying about what our bill does and what the effects of it will be.
Help Us Help These Poor Innocent Animals! Call Assembly Judiciary Committee Members Now Through June 25th To Let Them Know That Californians Do Not Want Their Cosmetic Products Tested On Animals No Matter Where In The World The Testing Takes Place!
The next Capitol hearing is set for June 26, 2018, at 9:00 am, Room 437. If possible, people are also encouraged to attend the hearing.
Help us NOW by calling each member of the committee urging their support and not to be persuaded by the opposition spin! Tell them to vote yes on SB 1249!
Mark Stone (D), Chair 916-319-2029
Jordan Cunningham (R), Vice Chair 916-319-2035
Ed Chau (D) 916-319-2049
David Chiu (R) 916-319-2017
Chris Holden (D) 916-319-2041
Ash Kalra (D) 916-319-2027
Kevin Kiley (R) 916-319-2006
Brian Maienschein (R) 916-319-2077
Eloise Gomez Reyes (D) 916-319-2047
#CACrueltyFree #YesOnSB1249

https://worldanimalnews.com/urgent-calls-needed-now-through-june-25th-to-help-turn-the-ca-cruelty-free-cosmetics-act-into-law/
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Victory! While Virginia Becomes The 4th U.S. State To Pass Anti-Animal Testing Legislation For Cosmetics; Help Us Ensure That California Is Next! – World Animal News

Victory! While Virginia Becomes The 4th U.S. State To Pass Anti-Animal Testing Legislation For Cosmetics; Help Us Ensure That California Is Next!By Lauren Lewis – May 28, 2018

WAN is thrilled that Virginia passed legislation to require that cosmetics and personal care product manufacturers or contract testing facilities use alternative methods to testing on animals.
Virginia became the fourth state in the country to enact this important legislation when Governor Ralph Northam signed HB 1087, which was introduced by Delegate Jennifer Boysko into law.
California, New Jersey, and New York also have such laws in place.
The California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, SB 1249, was introduced in the California State Legislature by Senator Cathleen Galgiani earlier this year. This important bill would prohibit the sale of animal-tested cosmetics in the state, it is sponsored by Social Compassion in Legislation (SCIL) and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), and supported by Cruelty Free International and Lush Cosmetics.

This ground-breaking legislation would make it unlawful for any cosmetic manufacturer to knowingly import or sell any cosmetic, including personal hygiene products such as deodorant, shampoo, or conditioner, in the state of California if the final product or any component of the product was tested on animals after Jan. 1, 2020. A violation would result in a fine of up to $500 for the first violation and up to $1,000 for each subsequent violation.
WAN and Peace 4 Animals have joined forces with our partner Social Compassion In Legislation, one of the main sponsors of the bill, to help push this important legislation forward and make it the first law of its kind for cruelty-free cosmetics in the state of California.
Twenty-first-century science is rapidly moving away from outdated animal tests and these new cruelty-free cosmetics laws being proposed requires the use of available methods that avoid animal testing or reduce the number of animals used for the testing of products.
Many effective alternatives to animal testing now exist, including 3-D printing, construction of artificial human tissue, and the generation of sophisticated computer programs that can make accurate predictions about chemical safety.
With these sophisticated technologies comes improved and more predictive information on the safety of chemicals and other products.
The new law in Virginia does not apply to testing done for medical research, including testing of drugs or medical devices, nor does it prohibit the use of animal tests to comply with requirements of state or federal agencies.
The new legislation authorizes the Attorney General to bring a civil action to enforce such provision. Any person who violates the law may be subject to a civil penalty of up to $5,000, as well as court costs and attorneys fees.

http://worldanimalnews.com/victory-while-virginia-becomes-the-4th-u-s-state-to-pass-anti-animal-testing-legislation-for-cosmetics-help-us-ensure-that-california-is-next/

You can help support the Cruelty-Free Cosmetic Act and learn more about what you can do to help California become the next state to pass this important legislation by clicking here http://worldanimalnews.com/victory-while-virginia-becomes-the-4th-u-s-state-to-pass-anti-animal-testing-legislation-for-cosmetics-help-us-ensure-that-california-is-next/!

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Petition: Hundreds of Kittens Have Been Killed for Experiments Funded With Taxpayer Money

Hundreds of Kittens Have Been Killed for Experiments Funded With Taxpayer Money

by: Care2 Team
target: USDA

24,881 SUPPORTERS – 25,000 GOAL

One hundred dead kittens a year.

That’s the price we are paying for a taxpayer-funded experiment that feeds kittens infected meats and then monitors their response. The kittens barely get a chance at life, as the experiment uses cats that are less than three months old.

According to a recent exposé, the majority of the kittens are perfectly healthy, even after being forced to eat spoiled meat. After they are no longer “useful,” lab workers kill them and burn their bodies.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has tried to defend themselves by saying the number of kittens reportedly killed in the tests has been overestimated. But, even if one kitten dies, it is too many. There is something very wrong when the U.S. government is trying to infect poor helpless animals, and then, if by some miracle they survive, they are killed anyway.

The lab conducting the cruel tests is located in Maryland, a state, which just last month, passed the “Beagle Freedom Bill.” The law that requires all labs to work with willing animal rescue organizations to find homes for pets once they are no longer needed. The bill also protects cats.

However, the Beagle Freedom Bill may take time to go into effect and these hundreds of kittens need our help today. That’s why Care2 is calling on the USDA lab in Beltsville, Maryland to immediately stop euthanizing their kittens and instead rehome them.

Please help us find these kittens a new home. Sign the petition and demand the USDA stop killing these kittens.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/300/652/801/

Urgent Petition: dump EPAs toxic waste

https://petitions.whitecoatwaste.org/bunnies/?pid=6100472&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=epa_petition&utm_medium=hf&red=bunnies%2f%3finitiativekey%3dWTVRXOVD6K3B

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Paid for by the White Coat Waste Project, Inc., EIN 46-0856543 a. White Coat Waste Project is a 501(c)(3) bipartisan coalition of 400,000+ liberty-lovers and animal-lovers opposed to the government’s wasteful spending on animal experiments. Our mission? To stop $15 billion in taxpayer-funded animal experiments. National Review calls it a “refreshing consensus-building argument.” Our work has been profiled by The Washington Post, Science, US News & World Report, FOX News, LA Times, TheBlaze, Associated Press and Daily Caller. Contributions are tax-deductible.

Victory! Hundreds of Animals Saved as Japan Ends Poisoning Test on Dogs

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Victory! Hundreds of Animals Saved as Japan Ends Poisoning Test on Dogs
Jessica Sandler
Written by | April 18, 2018

After hearing from PETA scientists for the past three years, the Japanese government officially announced this week that it is saying “sayonara” to a gruesome pesticide test conducted on dogs.

Imagine being locked in a cage and forced to eat pesticide-laced food or breathe pesticide fumes for a year until you are killed and your body is dissected. That is exactly what dogs undergo in a common test. But now, after receiving documentation from PETA scientists of extensive analyses conducted by experts demonstrating that data from the one-year dog poisoning test are not used to protect humans, the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has decided to stop requiring the use of this test.

Two beagles running toward camera with ears flapping
© Emile Hallez

With the assistance of the Japan Anti-Vivisection Association, our scientists pointed out that numerous governments, including those of the European Union, the U.S., and Canada, have eliminated this test from their pesticide registration requirements after discussions with PETA, sparing thousands of dogs annually. Japan now joins the growing list of countries that have made the right decision for dogs and for science.

PETA scientists are also in contact with regulatory agencies in other parts of the world to encourage them to follow suit and are working to end all pesticide testing on dogs and all other animals. Your help will bring us closer to a world in which all animals are regarded as individuals, not laboratory tools, and in which we’ll look back on chemical tests on living, breathing beings as part of a painful, dark past.

https://www.peta.org/blog/victory-hundreds-animals-saved-japan-ends-poisoning-test-on-dogs/?utm_source=PETA::Instagram&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=0418::viv::PETA::Instagram::Japan%20Dogs%20Poisoning%20Tests%20Victory::::post

Ban All New Cosmetics Tested on Animals

New York City may become the first U.S. city to ban the sale and import of all new cosmetic products that have been tested on animals. Sign this petition to protect innocent animals from being subjected to cruel and unnecessary testing.

Source: Ban All New Cosmetics Tested on Animals

Petition: Sia, Don’t Support MAC Cosmetics – They Test On Animals!

MAC usually tries to be cruelty-free, but if they want to sell in China, they have to test on animals. Companies like MAC and NARS should stand up to the Chinese government by refusing to test on animals, this is the only way to pressure China to end this requirement.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/467/296/176/sia-dont-support-mac-cosmetics-they-test-on-animals/??TAP=1732

URGENT PETITION:END TAXPAYER-FUNDED DOG TORTURE

MEET BEAGLE # 2474 She was bitten to death by SAND FLIES infected with a deadly virus in a taxpayer-funded test. Your bill? $ 11.8 million. But you can save the rest of the 1,183 dogs.

https://petitions.whitecoatwaste.org/torture/?pid=5434056&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=flies&utm_medium=hf&red=adopt%2f%3finitiativekey%3drfmknhkzivxx

First head transplant successfully carried out on monkey, claims surgeon – Telegraph

But only kept alive for 20 hours for “ethical” reasons!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/12112051/First-head-transplant-successfully-carried-out-on-monkey-claims-surgeon.html

Petition · Michael K. Young: End the cruel and useless Muscular Dystrophy dog labs at Texas A&M. · Change.org

 

https://www.change.org/p/michael-k-young-end-the-cruel-and-useless-muscular-dystrophy-dog-labs-at-texas-a-m/sign?utm_medium=email&utm_source=aa_sign_sweep&utm_campaign=175696&sfmc_tk=QO1jHMcMNgJVzKVuN3Ni5zdxpx1dnge3pX6okaVUTur9sDbRwlWxwuFLJwNcSpjr&j=175696&sfmc_sub=61374949&l=32_HTML&u=32761496&mid=7233053&jb=665

Petition: End horrific experiments on cats at SUNY College of Optometry

Some cats as young as four months old are purchase from suppliers and cut up and tortured in lengthy procedures that go on for hours, this horrific dead-end research has going on for more than thirty years, consuming 7.95 million taxpayer dollars and has not resulted in any treatment for vision disorders.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/857/578/848/end-horrific-experiments-on-cats-at-suny-college-of-optometry/?TAP=1732

Tell Congress: Cut Funding for Cruel Experiments on Animals | PETA


https://support.peta.org/page/1866/action/1?utm_source=PETA::E-Mail&utm_medium=Alert&utm_campaign=1017::viv::PETA::E-Mail::President%20Trump%20Wants%20to%20Slash%20Science%20Funding–He%20Should%20Start%20With%20NIH%27s%20Budget::::aa%20em

Petition: Stop Deadly Dog ExperimentsAt Wayne State University! – The Animal Rescue Site

Medical devices are surgically implanted in the dogs bodies. Then they are forced to run on treadmills, while heart failure is artificially induced.

http://theanimalrescuesite.greatergood.com/clickToGive/ars/petition/PCRM-WayneStateUniversityDogs/?utm_source=ars-ta-animals&utm_medium=email&utm_term=09242017&utm_content=takeaction-f&utm_campaign=pcrm-waynestateuniversitydogs&origin=ETA_092417_PCRM-WayneStateUniversityDogs_f&oidp=0x4a568a63ec7cab2cc0a82937

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

Please Sign Petition…

https://action.peta2.com/page/2515/action/1?utm_source=peta2::E-Mail&utm_medium=E-News&utm_campaign=0817::gen::peta2::E-Mail::P2%20Bi%20Weekly%20Recap%20August%20Twenty%20Seven%20EA::::p2%20e-news

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

There is nothing veganfriendly about exploiting animals in product testing!

 https://action.peta2.com/page/2552/action/1?utm_source=peta2::E-Mail&utm_medium=E-News&utm_campaign=0817::gen::peta2::E-Mail::P2%20Bi%20Weekly%20Recap%20August%20Twenty%20Seven%20EA::::p2%20e-news

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.
Better Alternatives

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


https://www.change.org/p/demand-justice-for-grace-victim-of-cruel-research-lab?utm_source=Last+Chance+for+Animals+Action+Alert+List&utm_campaign=a3ebc6a2d1-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_03_10&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_995b3d5d10-a3ebc6a2d1-6944989

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


https://www.change.org/p/minister-of-justice-protect-animals-in-canadian-labs?source_location=update_footer&algorithm=promoted&grid_position=1&pt=AVBldGl0aW9uACNjogAAAAAAWMoMKrjc%2BvE2NGE5NzkwNw%3D%3D