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  • 13
  • Nov

Bloodshed at Britain’s Universities

Disturbing animal testing figures revealed from British unisThe student newspaper The Tab has just published the disturbing finding that British universities are killing more than 1.3 million animals a year in animal testing programmes.

Monkeys, badgers, dogs, cats and pigs are among the animals being abused and killed in academic institutions up and down the country. However, mice and fish are the most frequent victims of tests, with hundreds of thousands being slaughtered a year.

In laboratories, animals are kept in bleak cages and often recoil in terror from the white-coated men and women who treat them as living test … Read more.


  • 11
  • Nov

Animal Testing in China: An Update

Mouse in LabSupporters have been asking us about headlines announcing a change in China’s animal testing regulations.

To date, it’s been compulsory for any company that sells cosmetics in China to conduct tests on animals. Now, the Chinese Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) is proposing to change the way that some cosmetics products manufactured within China are registered – and these changes could mean that fewer animals will be poisoned in Chinese laboratories.

The CFDA’s plan, which is still under review, would shift registration for certain types of cosmetics manufactured in China from the … Read more.


  • 01
  • Oct

Saving Animals – With Science

For more than a decade, scientists from PETA US, and more recently PETA UK, have been showing the world that compassion and good research go hand in hand by providing expertise on modern, reliable, non-animal research and testing methods to organisations such as the EU. Now PETA UK, PETA US and their Asian and European affiliates are ramping it up to the next level by forming a pioneering consortium that combines their scientific resources.

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The PETA International Science Consortium (PISC), Ltd, will work with industry, private research facilities and regulatory bodies … Read more.


  • 18
  • Sep

Stop Vivisection!

The European campaign Stop Vivisection is calling for a new European directive that would end experiments on animals in the EU.

Sign the petition here: http://www.stopvivisection.eu

Earlier this year, a new EU law went into effect banning the sale of animal-tested cosmetics products and their ingredients, a landmark move that will save countless animals from painful experiments. It shows that Europe is moving forward and making progress in the struggle against cruelty. However, millions more animals are still suffering in laboratory cages, where they are treated like living test tubes by … Read more.


  • 19
  • Aug

Relief in Sight for Animals in Chinese Laboratories

White Mouse“3T3 Neutral Red Uptake Phototoxicity Assay” might sound like a dry, technical phrase spouted by someone in a lab coat. But for mice and guinea pigs in China, it could mean the difference between life and death and save them from being subjected to cruel and painful product tests.

You see, the 3T3 Neutral Red Uptake Phototoxicity Assay is in the process of becoming approved as China’s first government-approved non-animal testing method for cosmetics ingredients, thanks to the efforts and guidance of a team of expert scientists that the Institute for … Read more.


  • 06
  • Aug

PETA Funds Pioneering New Non-Animal Testing Method!

cute guinea ccGood scientists will tell you that testing on animals is bad science. We’ve always known that non-animal testing techniques, which are more reliable and free from cruelty, are possible – and today, we’re extremely proud to announce that we’ve helped fund the development of a new, humane testing method that could replace painful tests on mice and guinea pigs!

We teamed up with research organisation CeeTox, Inc., and funded work on a new skin test that identifies chemicals which cause allergic reactions in humans. A study released today by the Flemish … Read more.


  • 17
  • Jul

Enough Is Enough: Latest Figures Reveal Millions of Animals Tortured in UK Experiments

It’s with a heavy heart that we bring you news of the Home Office’s latest figures on animal testing in the UK: 4.11 million animals were the victims of experiments in this country in 2012. That’s 4.11 million animals who led lives of quiet misery, locked up in laboratories, terrified and alone.

This number represents an 8 per cent rise in tests on animals compared to 2011 – a step in the wrong direction. Animal abusers are increasing the industrial-scale breeding of genetically modified animals, many of whom are deliberately bred … Read more.


  • 11
  • Jul

Success! Philippine Airlines Stops Shipping Primates to Labs

Philippine Airlines will no longer transport primates to laboratories to be used in cruel and deadly experiments – a policy change that could save hundreds of monkeys each year from being trafficked for animal tests.

You made this happen.

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Thousands of supporters from PETA and our international affiliates sent messages to the airline explaining that cruelty doesn’t fly – and that they would not give the company their business as long as it was facilitating atrocious experiments on primates. Volunteers from PETA Asia-Pacific also took to the street in Manila to protest outside … Read more.


  • 28
  • Jun

Fantastic News! India Announces End to Cosmetics Testing on Animals

Today, following an intense campaign by PETA India and MP Maneka Gandhi, the Drug Controller General of India, Dr GN Singh, announced that testing cosmetics and their ingredients on animals will not be permitted in India.

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This is a landmark victory and means that countless animals will be spared the horrors of experimentation in Indian laboratories. No more guinea pigs, mice, rats or other animals will be hurt or killed in archaic and ineffective product tests for cosmetics or their ingredients in the country.

The announcement closely follows similar bans on … Read more.


  • 30
  • May

Air India: Cruelty Shouldn’t Fly

Last year after a face-to-face meeting, Air India officials told PETA India in writing that the airline would refuse requests to transport animals to laboratories. It was cause for celebration – or so everyone thought. But now, because of pressure from animal experimenters, Air India has backtracked on the ban and resumed shipping animals for use in cruel laboratory experiments.

In support of our friends at PETA India, PETA UK members dressed up and made a plea for animals’ lives outside the High Commission of India in London today. In protest of … Read more.