Cruelty Free International (www.cruelty freeinternational.org) is the leading organisation working to create a world where nobody wants or believes we need to experiment on animals. Its dedicated team are experts in their fields, combining award-winning campaigning, political lobbying, pioneering undercover investigations, scientific and legal expertise and corporate responsibility. Educating, challenging and inspiring others across the globe to respect and protect animals, it investigates and exposes the reality of life for animals in laboratories, challenges decision-makers to make a positive difference for animals, and champions better science and cruelty free living.
Widely respected as an authority on animal testing issues, it is frequently called on by governments, corporations and official bodies for advice or expert opinion. Building relationships with politicians, business leaders and officials, analysing legislation and challenging decision-making panels around the globe, it acts as the voice for animals in laboratories.
Over 8 million signatures brought to UN for a global end to cosmetics animal testing
On October 4, World Animal Day, Cruelty Free International and The Body Shop took a record-breaking 8.3 million signatures from supporters all over the world to the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York to call for a global end to cosmetics testing in animals.
The petition, which reached its total in just 15 months, calls on the countries of the UN to create a global framework to end cosmetic animal testing internationally and permanently.
Despite the availability of approved nonanimal testing methods and existing ingredients safe for human use, there are still...