European Union Bans All Animal Testing of Cosmetics

The European Union is set to ban the sale of cosmetics and personal-care products that were tested on animals (or contain ingredients that were). The ban goes into effect on March 11, and it will have major implications for the global cosmetics industry. » 1/31/13 3:10pm 1/31/13 3:10pm

Does This Anti-Animal Testing Video By Lush Cosmetics Downplay Violence…

Back in February it was revealed that major cosmetics companies with brand names you may recognize from your mother, grandmother or Mad Men—Avon, Estee Lauder and Mary Kay (although the latter showed some impetus to reach a compromise that didn't involve animal testing)—were complying with the Chinese government… » 4/28/12 2:45pm 4/28/12 2:45pm

Cosmetics Company Actually Does Something to Help Animals

On Monday, L'Oreal announced that it would donate $1.5 million to the EPA to help the agency develop computer models that would eliminate the need for animal testing. The company will also give the EPA results of its earlier animal tests to help calibrate the models and ensure that more tests aren't needed in the… » 3/13/12 6:45pm 3/13/12 6:45pm

'Cruelty-Free' Cosmetics Companies Are Total Liars

Like most red-blooded Americans, I am morally opposed to the idea of a beagle wearing foundation or a mouse wearing mascara; it's unnatural. As such, I only purchase cosmetics that don't test on animals — "cruelty free" products, if you will. But now, a lawsuit alleges that some pretty major makeup companies that… » 3/02/12 11:00am 3/02/12 11:00am

The 'Cruelty-Free' Part Of Your Cosmetics Is Meaningless

For years activists have been campaigning to put an end to testing cosmetics and personal products on animals, yet a large number of companies are still using critters like rabbits, guinea pigs, mice and rats to determine if products are safe for humans. Surprise: Despite raised awareness of the issue, getting… » 12/29/11 11:30am 12/29/11 11:30am

The Morning Sob: Watch Dogs Rescued From A Lab See Sunlight For The…

Last week about 40 male beagles raised in a European lab that conducted testing on animals arrived in Los Angeles to be prepared for adoption by Animal Rescue Media Education (ARME). The organization's Beagle Freedom Project says the breed is popular with labs due to their "friendly, docile, trusting, forgiving,… » 11/29/11 9:30am 11/29/11 9:30am

New Technique Will Save Animals From Botox Testing

Scientists have developed a method of testing Botox on cells in a petri dish rather than live animals. And this could be part of a larger move away from animal testing. » 7/18/11 5:10pm 7/18/11 5:10pm

Beauty Products Made From Baby Foreskins? Never Thought of That

Have you heard about the guy in San Francisco who wants the city government to ban the circumcision of newborn boys? If you happen to run into him, you might let him know that society actually needs those discarded foreskins. » 11/13/10 3:40pm 11/13/10 3:40pm

Lipstick On A Pig Chip

Scientists are moving closer to creating a chip for cosmetic allergy tests, which would replace testing on animals. The chip's developers hope to have it ready by 2013, when Europe will bans all cosmetic testing on animals. [Technology Review] » 1/20/10 7:45pm 1/20/10 7:45pm

Should We Stop Testing On Animals?

Many argue that we should end medical testing on animals because it's cruel, but the Guardian's Kathy Archibald makes a different argument: that it's futile. » 8/07/09 2:30pm 8/07/09 2:30pm

Cat Killer "Likely To Graduate To Adult Crimes" • Obama Tacitly…

Newsweek has a morbidly fascinating article on accused cat killer Tyler Weinman in which a clinical social worker who does not treat Weinman discusses the possibility that violence against animals may signal future violent behavior against people. • » 7/02/09 5:30pm 7/02/09 5:30pm

Halston Taps Design Head At Last, Nepotism Surprisingly Not At Play