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10 March 2014 - Second Annual Be Cruelty-Free Week Launches in 12 Countries      

Second Annual Be Cruelty-Free Week Launches in 12 Countries Aims to raise awareness of the need to end animal testing for cosmetics around the globe

10 March 2014


The global Be Cruelty-Free campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics launches its second annual Be Cruelty-Free Week with an infographic (below) and falls on the one year anniversary of the European Union sales ban on animal-tested cosmetics.  Such testing is still legal and in some cases even mandatory in about 80 percent of countries around the world.

The global Be Cruelty-Free campaign is working toward the day when consumers will not need to check labels because all cosmetics will be safe and cruelty-free.  Scientists around the world have made, and continue to make, tremendous progress in developing alternatives, which can fully or partially replace animal testing. Unlike animal tests, these new alternatives will improve over time.

Humane Society International and its partner organisations together constitute one of the world's largest animal protection organisations. For nearly 20 years, HSI has been working for the protection of all animals through the use of science, advocacy, education and hands-on programs. Celebrating animals and confronting cruelty worldwide — on the Web at Be Cruelty-Free.

Humane Research Australia is a not for profit organisation that challenges the use of animals in research and promotes the use of more humane and scientifically valid non-animal methodologies. HRA works professionally and ethically to develop community-wide awareness of animal experimentation; pursues all reasonable channels to eliminate such experimentation and champions the benefits of realistic, scientifically effective alternatives to all forms of animal usage in research and teaching.


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