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Because beauty should be kind.

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Contents What products are considered cosmetics? Is animal testing legally required for cosmetics sold in the United States? Where is cosmetics testing on animals mandatory? Where is cosmetics testing on animals banned? Why do some cosmetics companies still use animal testing? What cosmetics tests...

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For decades, animal welfare advocates have been working to end animal testing for makeup and personal care products. See how far we've come and how you can help support the Be Cruelty-Free campaign, our global effort to end cosmetic cruelty. Read Our Cosmetics Testing FAQ 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 |...

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Contents How many animals are used in experiments each year? Which animals are used in experiments? What kinds of experiments are animals used in? What kinds of institutions use animals in experiments? Where do laboratories get the animals they use in experiments? What is life like for animals in...

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Together, we can end the barbaric practice of animal fighting.

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Together, we can make sure there’s a family for every pet—and help keep pets in the loving homes they have.

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Be Cruelty-Free supporters The following companies support the Humane Society of the United States' and Humane Society International's Be Cruelty-Free campaign, a global effort to end animal testing for cosmetics and personal care products. Join the Campaign More than 200 companies and stakeholders...

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Together, we can reduce needless cruelty to animals.

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Mice and rats are curious, social animals who can make excellent pets.

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Kitty Block speaking at the To the Rescue! New York Gala

The night before Kitty Block’s second grade class visited the circus, she was so excited she hardly slept. But the next day, when she saw the elephants perform, the thrill left her. Even at age 7, she knew something was wrong. “I realized there are things people accept that aren’t right.”

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Happy pig looking at the camera

We often hear a similar refrain from our readers, especially around this time of year: “I wish I could do more for animals, but I’m on a tight budget.” There are dozens of ways you can help animals that won’t cost you a penny, and nearly all of them start with your voice. Your words are powerful in...

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Are animal experiments being conducted in your city/state or at your university or alma mater? Use the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s public search tool to find out! The Animal Welfare Act requires facilities in the U.S. that conduct experiments* on certain animals** to register with the...

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You can help keep wild animals where they belong—in the wild—and out of zoos and circuses.

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Together, we can reduce⁠—and eventually end⁠—harmful animal experiments.

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If you've ever had to put a beloved pet to sleep, then you know how heartbreaking it can be to lose a member of your family. At the end of a cat or dog's life, the peace of a quiet room, the soft embrace of someone who cares and a gentle, painless sleep induced by a trained technician is one of the...

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Contents How many dogs are used in experiments every year? What kinds of experiments are dogs used in? What kinds of institutions use dogs in experiments? Which laboratories in the U.S. have the largest number of dogs in their possession? Where do laboratories get the dogs they use in experiments...

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Because animals need their fur coats more than we do.

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We fight the big fights to end suffering for all animals. Together with millions of supporters, the Humane Society of the United States takes on puppy mills, factory farms, the fur trade, trophy hunting, animal cosmetics testing and other cruel industries. Through our rescue, response and sanctuary...

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Susan and Doug with their dog Emma in the backyard at their home.

Many of us  experience a moment of connection when we look into an animal’s eyes and know, instantly, that we’ve found our next pet. Susan DeVoe had that happen through a text message. DeVoe had recently lost 16-year-old Ripley, a spirited border collie mix with one blue and one brown eye. When she...

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