China Finally Accepts Cruelty-Free Cosmetic Testing.


Making It Up To Animals: China Finally Accepts Cruelty-Free Cosmetic Testing

By Alisa Manzelli on November 4, 2016


In a major victory for lab animals, China has finally accepted the first non-animal testing method for cosmetics.

This breakthrough can be attributed to the scientists at the Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS)–a non-profit institution focused on developing non-animal research methods–who have developed a 3T3 Phototoxicity method that measures a chemical’s potential harm by exposing it to light rather than injecting or applying it onto rabbits, mice, or other lab animals.

This practice is already in widespread use throughout the U.S. and the E.U., but soon, for the first time ever, the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) will recognize the cruelty-free data as acceptable for safety evaluations of cosmetic ingredients.

The institution’s groundbreaking work began with a grant from PETA after the animal rights group exposed China’s requirements for cosmetics tests in 2012. The scientsits have since traveled to China several times over the past four years to offer expertise and guidance regarding animal testing alternatives.

In 2010, China surpassed the U.S. as the largest manufacturer of consumer goods in the world. But since the Chinese government currently requires all cosmetic companies to pay for cruel animal experiments in order to sell imported and specialty cosmetic products in China, this makes it extremely difficult for cruelty-free companies in the U.S. to sell their products internationally.

“The anticipated publication by CFDA is an extremely important step for China,” co-founder and president of IIVS Erin Hill says. “It clearly demonstrates China’s commitment to modernize their testing requirements and reduce their reliance on animal models.”

These cosmetic companies include major brands like including Avon, Estée Lauder, and Mary Kay, which for years had been featured on our list of companies that don’t test on animals.

Fortunately, this newly accepted testing method will spare thousands of animals from lives of pain and suffering.

“Some U.S. cosmetics companies sold out when they quietly paid for tests on animals in China, but now, there will be a little less suffering in Chinese laboratories and a little less blood on corporate hands,” Kathy Guillermo, PETA’s senior vice president, said in a statement.


IIVS is currently in the process of developing training programs to assist scientists in China as they begin using the new testing method. Once the CFDA officially publishes the scientists’ work, the non-animal alternative can be used to determine the safety of cosmetics, personal care products, and other individual ingredients.

A statement from PETA reads:

“PETA is proud to have contributed to this effort, and congratulates the scientists at IIVS for their critical work helping to end the Chinese government’s requirements for tests on animals for cosmetics.”

We applaud all of those involved in putting an end to animal testing in China, and we hope all cosmetic companies will adopt cruelty-free testing methods.

— Alisa Manzelli, exclusive to Global Animal


Making America Great Again ??? Hmm.




Making America Great Again ! – Like Yeah – How ?,

By Doing This ?


Target: Donald Trump, Sr.

Goal: Denounce the murdering of exotic animals as “trophies” by presidential candidate’s sons.

In a series of sickening photos, Donald Trump’s two sons pose next to the bodies of murdered elephants, big cats, and other exotic animals they shot and killed. Trump himself supports his sons’ participation in cruel trophy hunting, stating that “They love it.”

The “Trump Trophy Hunters” have taken photos posing with the dead bodies of several exotic animals, including an African elephant, a leopard, a crocodile and a buffalo. In the photo with the dead elephant, one of the sons held up the elephant’s bloody tail that he cut off as some sort of sick trophy.

The Trumps have so far gotten off completely free for their murderous treatment of endangered exotic animals. The fact that they not only kill these beautiful creatures, but then take horrifying photos with the dead bodies, is completely sick and twisted. There’s no way this can carry on. Demand the Trump family stop slaughtering rare and exotic animals.



Dear Donald Trump,

Your sons, Donald, Jr. and Eric, have taken photos posing with the dead bodies of endangered exotic animals, including an African elephant, a leopard, a crocodile, and a buffalo, as if they should be proud of the awful murders they’ve committed. You yourself have defended their exotic animal hunting, saying “My sons love to hunt. They are hunters, Eric is a hunter and I would say he puts it on a par with golf, if not ahead of golf. My other son, Don, is a hunter. They’re great marksmen, great shots, they love it.”

“Trophy” hunting is a cruel and archaic practice, especially when it targets endangered species. We cannot have a presidential nominee who supports the slaughter of helpless animals. Please change your position on trophy hunting and urge your family to stop murdering animals now.


[Your Name Here]


and suffering rabbits –

Trump Must Stop Selling Fur from Suffering Rabbits