It’s always fantastic to be involved in an intense campaign that achieves quick results for animals. Two weeks ago, we stopped an Air France shipment of monkeys destined for an animal laboratory, and the week before, we persuaded the government to refuse permission for a new beagle-breeding farm.
However, we also make slow and steady progress in areas that impact thousands and even millions of animals. For instance, we have just learned of a small but vital change that removes some of the bureaucratic obstacles preventing companies from bypassing animal … Read more.
Within a few hours of obtaining reports that Air France was planning to transport 60 live monkeys from Africa to a United States laboratory for use in animal experiments, PETA and several of our international affiliates quickly mobilised members and supporters to take action.
Within 24 hours, you and others like you managed to generate 68,000 e-mails, thousands of Facebook posts and tweets, and hundreds of calls. Thanks to your fast work and dedication, we are thrilled to confirm that Air France has cancelled plans to deliver … Read more.
This is a great day for animals, the government and common sense. We’re thrilled that following months of campaigning by PETA and other groups, including our appeals to East Riding Council and the Secretary of State, an organised protest outside the Planning Inspectorate in Bristol and almost 10,000 objections from PETA supporters, the government has recognised what the public already knew – that breeding dogs for deadly experiments is a shameful trade. Dogs aren’t commodities, and they aren’t test tubes with tails. These dogs have been … Read more.
The Daily Mail yesterday carried the sickening and sad story of a PETA US exposé of a major laboratory in Washington state that experiments on monkeys.
A distraught employee of Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories contacted PETA US to report the suffering of monkeys used in the tests that the business performs on contract for drug and chemical companies. The Mail article paints a horrifying picture of monkeys shivering with cold because of the freezing liquids dripped into their veins, screaming and shaking while having blood taken and being tormented and terrified by the … Read more.
If you want to smell good, look good and feel good (all at once!), there’s never been a better time than now to head to The Body Shop online store.
We’ve teamed up with The Body Shop once again to help make the world a better place for animals. In 2009, The Body Shop Foundation helped PETA fund scientific testing of the EpiDerm test, which can replace the old skin-irritation test in which rabbits were used to test cosmetics and other products. The EpiDerm test and other similar non-animal testing methods … Read more.
As Yvonne reported last month, the famous Pamela Anderson brought welcome attention to the threat to the 2013 deadline for banning the sale of animal-tested cosmetics in the EU by writing to the (slightly less famous) European Commissioner, John Dalli, about it on our behalf.
Since then, I’ve met the key people in Mr Dalli’s cabinet to discuss the 2013 ban, and one of them has also sent a reply to Pam. The good news is that Mr Dalli and his team clearly recognise the strength of feeling on this issue, … Read more.
PETA friend, super-vegan and animal saviour Pamela Anderson has written to European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy John Dalli urging him to honour the original 2013 deadline for banning the sale of cosmetics in the EU that have been tested on animals.
In her letter, which can be read in full here, Pamela states, “I love cosmetics, but there’s no reason for animals to suffer for lip gloss and eye-liner; those cruel tests are from another era”. She goes on to say, “Today, there are effective and 100 percent humane … Read more.
Standing in formation, wearing beagle masks and holding signs that read, “NO to Grimston Beagle Farm”, PETA supporters participated in an eye-catching demonstration in Bristol. They were demanding that the Bristol-based Planning Inspectorate refuse permission for B&K Universal to build a facility that would breed hundreds of dogs to be sold for deadly experiments in the UK and abroad.
B&K Universal is owned by US-based animal laboratory supplier Marshall Farms, which has been cited repeatedly by US authorities for animal welfare violations. Their proposed facilities at Grimston in Yorkshire would have … Read more.
Showing that she’s far from cold-hearted, True Blood star Kristin Bauer has written to the European Commission to ask that it preserve the current planned date of 2013 for banning the sale of animal-tested cosmetics and toiletries in the European Union. With the European Commission poised to make an announcement on the deadline this year, now is a critical time to apply pressure on them. We blogged a few months ago about a backward-looking scientific report which increases the risk the Commission will propose postponing the deadline, perhaps even indefinitely. … Read more.
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We blogged a couple of weeks ago about the world’s largest chemical testing programme – Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) – which also happens to be the world’s largest animal killing programme. A recent development has given us hope that the death toll can be cut, and we’ve taken action to try to ensure that happens as soon as possible.
REACH is an EU law that requires companies to submit “safety” data for chemicals that are made or imported into Europe. These data include … Read more.