Cruelty Free International around the world

Following our success in achieving a ban on animal testing for cosmetics in the European Union, Cruelty Free International is now rolling out a programme for change across the world. Over the last couple of months we have made some real headway in our mission to achieve a global ban on the use of animals in cosmetics testing:


We have held key meetings with cosmetics industry representatives, the Food and Drug Administration and numerous consumer and animal protection groups in recent months. There is still some way to go, but a ban in Korea is looking ever more likely.


Cruelty Free International has reached a landmark agreement to fund a breakthrough alternatives-scoping project in 2013 that will enable Vietnamese laboratories to convert to humane testing methods.

Vietnam is a member of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), comprising ten countries in the region which are all governed by the same cosmetics directive. We anticipate that once Vietnam has converted to non-animal alternatives and implemented an animal-testing ban, we will make rapid progress towards a full ban throughout South East Asia!


Award-winning actor Peter Dinklage, star of hugely popular TV show Game of Thrones, has become our latest ambassador and is joining our call for an end to animal testing for cosmetics in the USA.

It is unacceptable that animals continue to suffer around the world, including the United States of America, for the sake of beauty. I appeal to the USA to follow the European Union’s lead and end animal testing for cosmetics.” Peter Dinklage

Cruelty Free International yesterday presented at the Food and Drug Administration's hearings on US policy in cosmetics regulation, and our Chief Executive is due to give a keynote speech at the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit in New York in the coming week.

We are also expanding our international team with the appointment of a U.S. Campaign Manager who will develop and manage our campaigns to create high impact positive change for animals in the U.S.

Visit our Get Involved page to find out how you can help end animal testing for cosmetics forever.


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