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News & Events
April 1, 2014
Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps Announces Support of The HSUS’ Be Cruelty-Free Campaign and the Humane Cosmetics Act
Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps has joined the effort to end animal testing for cosmetics in the U.S. by supporting The Humane Society of the United States’ Be Cruelty-Free campaign and the Humane Cosmetics Act. Following the success of the Be Cruelty-Free campaign in the European Union, which was led by The HSUS’ global arm Humane Society International, and resulted in an EU-wide ban on selling newly animal-tested cosmetics, the Be Cruelty-Free campaign welcomes the support of Dr. Bronner’s to make the U.S. the next cruelty-free marketplace.
March 24, 2014
Ricky Gervais, on behalf of The Humane Society of the United States’ Be Cruelty-Free USA campaign, is urging the United States to end cosmetics animal testing and the manufacture and sale of animal-tested cosmetics.
March 10, 2014
The global Be Cruelty-Free campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics launches its second annual Be Cruelty-Free Week with an infographic providing the tools to take action, the support of actress, dancer and former model Jenna Dewan Tatum, a video featuring cruelty-free beauty bloggers and a special promotion with Vegan Cuts.
March 5, 2014
The Humane Cosmetics Act, a bill that would enhance worldwide momentum in ensuring animals are not harmed in the process of creating or manufacturing cosmetics, has been introduced by Congressman Jim Moran, D-VA.
July 26, 2013
An official ceremonial signing was held by Gov. Dannel Malloy for the passage of “An Act Concerning Dissection Choice,” a new law requiring schools to excuse any student from participating or observing the dissection of any animal as part of classroom instruction.
June 26, 2013
The National Institutes of Health announced its intention to retire the majority of the more than 350 government-owned chimpanzees currently in laboratories to sanctuary.
June 11, 2013
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced a proposal to protect all chimpanzees under the Endangered Species Act.
June 7, 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency formalized several policy recommendations designed to reduce animal tests in pesticide safety.