Did you know that many of the products you and your family use every day are still tested on animals? Cosmetics like toothpaste and mascara are typically tested on rabbits and guinea pigs. The good news is that an increasing number of companies are turning to humane alternatives so it's never been easier to find cruelty-free products.
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News & Events
May 9, 2013
In the wake of an Australian investigation into cosmetics’ brands and inaccurate information provided to consumers, Humane Society International urges companies to join forces with its global campaign Be Cruelty-Free and end animal testing.
May 2, 2013
CeeTox, Inc., a Leader in Safety Testing Without Animals, Wins The Humane Society of the United States Award for Corporate Progress
CeeTox, Inc. has been honored with the Henry Spira Humane Corporate Progress Award by The Humane Society of the United States for its work to replace the use of animals in chemical testing.
March 13, 2013
A global effort to end cosmetics testing on animals is generating support from Ke$ha, Colbie Caillat, Michael Vartan, Daniella Alonso, Francia Raisa, Torrey DeVitto, Fiona Gubelmann and Joanna Krupa who all are endorsing a campaign by The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International during the groups’ Be Cruelty Free Week.
March 12, 2013
An end to animal testing of cosmetics is the goal of the inaugural Be Cruelty-Free Week, launched by The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International. The global campaign urges consumers to get involved in creating a humane economy – both with their pocketbooks and the power of their voices.
January 22, 2013
Expert Advisory Panel Confirms Chimpanzee Retirement from Laboratories to Sanctuary is the Way Forward
The HSUS commends the expert recommendations proposed to the National Institutes of Health by its independent advisory body, the Council of Councils, regarding chimpanzee research and retirement.
January 9, 2013
The Humane Society of the United States applauds Gilead Sciences, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Foster City, Calif., for agreeing to not use chimpanzees for research and development.
December 27, 2012
HSUS President and CEO Wayne Pacelle reveals The HSUS' list of top animal stories covered by the news media in 2012.
December 20, 2012
HSI/Canada Celebrates Canadian Transportation Agency Decision Confirming Air Canada’s Right to Refuse Shipments of Primates for Research
Humane Society International/Canada, Animal Alliance of Canada and Justice for Animals welcome a ruling by the Canadian Transportation Agency, confirming the right of Air Canada to refuse the live shipment of primates destined for laboratories, where they would be for toxicity testing, research or other harmful laboratory experiments.