HSI is working to save more than 100 million animals from suffering and death in laboratories around the world.
HSI’s team of scientists and policy experts work across the globe to see outdated animal tests replaced with cutting-edge non-animal techniques. Join our End Animal Testing campaign to promote science without suffering and read our new report "Advancing Safety Science and Health Research with Innovative, Non-Animal Tools" to find out more about the technology revolution taking place in pharmaceutical and chemical safety testing.Learn More
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Imagine a world where lab rats are replaced by lab robots, with high-tech computer models instead of lethal tests on animals. It's not science fiction—it's the new scientific mainstream. New tools
From Europe to Brazil, Canada, India and beyond, our Be Cruelty-Free campaign is working to achieve a world where no animal has to suffer to test cosmetics. Take the pledge
Nine out of every 10 new drugs that appear safe and effective in animals turn out to be unsafe or ineffective in people. Time for a change? Reducing requirements
Health research aims to discover the causes of human illnesses and to prevent or treat them, but the benefits of today’s health research are becoming harder to see. Failure of animal models
Health research and safety testing still rely heavily on methods developed more than half a century ago, despite evidence that animal "models" are often poor predictors of real-world human responses. Get the FAQs here
End Animal Testing News
March 31, 2014
Ricky Gervais Gets Lippy About Cosmetics Cruelty, Urges Australians to Support Bill to Ban Cosmetics Animal Testing
British comedian and actor Ricky Gervais urged his Aussie fans to get active to support the End Cruel Cosmetics Bill.
March 28, 2014
Twenty eight cosmetics companies from across New Zealand, have issued a plea to Prime Minster John Key to ban animal testing for cosmetics in New Zealand.
March 25, 2014
Film Actress Zhu Zhu Cries for Animals in Striking Photo Campaign to Ban China’s Cruel Cosmetics Animal Testing
Film actress and former MTV China host, Zhu Zhu, has unveiled a striking new poster in support of Be Cruelty-Free China, the campaign by HSI and Capital Animal Welfare Association to ban cruel animal testing for cosmetics such as lipstick and shampoo.
March 20, 2014
New Zealand's government was legally required to consider banning cosmetic testing on animals due to proposed amendments to New Zealand’s animal welfare laws.