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More great news: Cosmetic testing on animals banned by European Union

In a move that should have happened long ago in the United States and across the globe, the European Union has banned the testing of cosmetic products on animals – effective March 11. Why the United States has not taken this step is beyond reason. These companies no longer need to torture animals. As the […]

Israel bans some products tested on animals

Israel gets a special Pack of Compassion Award, as the New Year brings a new ban in the country on the import, marketing and sale of any toiletries, cosmetics and detergents that were tested on animals. Bernama.com reports the ban was voted on in 2010 and is now the law of the land. The article […]

EPA and cosmetic company L’Oreal to collaborate on alternatives to animal testing

A press conference has been scheduled for Monday (March 12) in San Francisco to announce a research collaboration between the Environmental Protection Agency and cosmetic giant L’Oreal to develop alternatives to traditional animal-based toxicity tests. The event is part of the annual Society of Toxicology meeting. The first animal-welfare organization I officially joined up with […]

Pack Line Headlines: Horse slaughter, cosmetic testing and Sea Shepherd ship damaged

Sea Shepherd ship damaged by wave: The Sea Shepherd scout vessel Brigitte Bardot was struck by what was described as a “rogue wave” Wednesday. The blow cracked the ship’s hull and severely damaged one of its pontoons. At last report, the flagship Steve Irwin was en route to the Brigitte Bardot‘s location. From the press […]