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07 Mar, 2018, 07:00 GMT Ricky Gervais Joins Cruelty Free International and a Hundred Decision-makers, Influencers, Scientists and Businesses in Call for International End to Animal Cosmetics Testing

A host of celebrities including Ricky Gervais and Pixie Geldof have joined with Cruelty Free International alongside over 100 policymakers,...


23 Feb, 2017, 09:00 GMT Cruelty Free International, Joanna Lumley and Leona Lewis Call on United Nations for a Global Ban on Animal Testing for Cosmetics

Celebrities tell UN to ban it for the bunnies Cruelty Free International has joined forces with celebrities including Joanna Lumley and Leona Lewis...


16 Jan, 2017, 00:01 GMT Cruelty Free International Calls on Japan to Stop Killing Dogs to Train Students

Cruelty Free International is calling on the Japanese Minister of Education, Mr Hirokazu Matsuno, to implement a policy to end the fatal and harmful...


15 Nov, 2015, 09:00 GMT Simon Cowell, Vanessa-Mae & Julian Clary Photographed by Rankin to Launch the Cruelty Free International Global Campaign to End Dog Experiments

Simon Cowell and a team of celebrities, including violinist Vanessa-Mae, comedian and author Julian Clary, and actors Michael Fox (Downton Abbey) and ...


02 Jun, 2015, 10:04 BST Vanessa-Mae Launches Cruelty Free International as New Global Ambassador

International superstar violinist, Vanessa-Mae, has announced her new role as global ambassador to the world's leading organisation campaigning to...


02 Jun, 2015, 08:00 BST Vanessa-Mae Launches Cruelty Free International as New Global Ambassador

International superstar violinist, Vanessa-Mae, has announced her new role as global ambassador to the world's leading organisation campaigning to...


30 Apr, 2015, 09:00 BST Kimberly Wyatt Joins the Cruelty Free International Global Campaign to End Cruel Use of Animals to Test Cosmetics

The ex-Pussycat Dolls singer and dancer, who is currently appearing as a celebrity volunteer on ITV1's 'Give a Pet a Home', has teamed up with...


31 Mar, 2015, 09:00 BST Cruelty Free International Awards Waitrose the Leaping Bunny for its Policy on Animal Testing

Cruelty Free International is delighted to announce that Waitrose, one of the UK's leading food retailers has been certified under both the Humane...


27 Feb, 2015, 17:47 GMT Cruelty Free International Welcomes Date Set by Korea to End Animal Testing for Cosmetics

Cruelty Free International has welcomed the imminent launch of a Korean Bill, with official support, to end all testing of cosmetics and their...


04 Sep, 2014, 09:00 BST Designers and Illustrators Launch Bespoke T-shirt Collection for Fashion Week in Support of Ending Cosmetics Tests on Animals Around the World

As New York and London Fashion Weeks kick off the start to a very stylish season of design shows, leading illustrators and artists have teamed up...


06 May, 2014, 09:00 BST Cruelty Free International Awards Morrisons the Leaping Bunny for its Policy on Animal Testing

Supermarket giant Morrisons has been certified by Cruelty Free International under the Humane Cosmetics Standard, symbolized by the Leaping Bunny...


22 Nov, 2013, 01:00 GMT ASEAN to Consider Cruelty Free International Proposal to Ban Animal Testing for Cosmetics

Cruelty Free International has welcomed the ASEAN Heads of Delegation consideration of its proposal to upgrade the ASEAN Cosmetics Directive to match ...


25 Oct, 2013, 05:30 BST One Million People Join Cruelty Free International and The Body Shop to Call for a Global Ban on Animal Testing for Cosmetics

Cruelty Free International and The Body Shop have today announced the success of their global pledge with the support of one million people calling...


05 Aug, 2013, 12:26 BST The Walking Dead Star Norman Reedus Joins Cruelty Free International Call for U.S and Global Ban on Animal Tests for Cosmetics

Norman Reedus defends animals in laboratories, calls for cosmetics test ban in US - With photo The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus has joined Cruelty ...


14 May, 2013, 13:00 BST Sir Paul McCartney Joins Cruelty Free International Call for Global Ban on Animal Tests for Cosmetics

Sir Paul McCartney appeals to countries across the world to end cosmetics tests on animals Former Beatle and long-time BUAV supporter Sir Paul...


06 Mar, 2013, 10:00 GMT Joanna Lumley, Twiggy, Jenny Seagrove, Chrissie Hynde and Kimberly Wyatt Join Cruelty Free International to Celebrate the End of Animal Cosmetics Testing in Europe

Cruelty Free International, the global non-profit organization dedicated to ending cosmetics testing on animals worldwide, has been joined by...


30 Jan, 2013, 15:21 GMT EU Set to Ban Animal Testing for Cosmetics Forever

Campaign pioneers The Body Shop and Cruelty Free International celebrate after 20 years of activism After over 20 years of campaigning, ethical...


15 Oct, 2012, 10:37 BST Maneka Gandhi and People for Animals Join Cruelty Free International to Ban Cosmetics Testing on Animals in India as Part of a Global Campaign

Maneka Gandhi has joined a global campaign to ban animal testing for cosmetics launched by Cruelty Free International. Cruelty Free International,...


15 Oct, 2012, 04:30 BST Maneka Gandhi and People for Animals Join Cruelty Free International to Ban Cosmetics Testing on Animals in India as Part of a Global Campaign

Maneka Gandhi has joined a global campaign to ban animal testing for cosmetics launched by Cruelty Free International. Cruelty Free International,...


15 Oct, 2012, 04:30 BST Maneka Gandhi and People for Animals Join Cruelty Free International to Ban Cosmetics Testing on Animals in India as Part of a Global Campaign

Maneka Gandhi has joined a global campaign to ban animal testing for cosmetics launched by Cruelty Free International. Cruelty Free International,...


15 Oct, 2012, 04:30 BST Maneka Gandhi and People for Animals Join Cruelty Free International to Ban Cosmetics Testing on Animals in India as Part of a Global Campaign

Maneka Gandhi has joined a global campaign to ban animal testing for cosmetics launched by Cruelty Free International. Cruelty Free International,...


14 Oct, 2012, 16:30 BST Maneka Gandhi and People for Animals Join Cruelty Free International to Ban Cosmetics Testing on Animals in India as Part of a Global Campaign

Maneka Gandhi has joined a global campaign to ban animal testing for cosmetics launched by Cruelty Free International. Cruelty Free International,...


09 Jul, 2012, 00:01 BST Cruelty Free International Connects With The Body Shop Customers in Australia to Call for a Ban on Cosmetics Testing on Animals Worldwide

A global pledge to ban animal testing for cosmetics has been launched by The Body Shop in Australia as part of a campaign by Cruelty Free...


06 Jul, 2012, 02:00 BST Cruelty Free International Connects With The Body Shop Customers Across ASEAN to Call for a Ban on Cosmetics Testing on Animals Worldwide

A global pledge to ban animal testing for cosmetics will be launched at The Body Shop stores across ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) as ...


18 Jun, 2012, 07:00 BST Cruelty Free International Connects With The Body Shop Customers in South Africa to Call for a Ban on Cosmetics Testing on Animals Worldwide

A global pledge to ban animal testing for cosmetics will be launched today at The Body Shop stores across South Africa as part of a campaign by...