VegNews Daily

New Law Limits Animal Cosmetics Testing in China

The Chinese government no longer requires all cosmetics manufacturers to test their products on animals.

Last year, the Chinese government announced that it would phase out animal-testing requirements for “ordinary” cosmetic products, such as shampoo and skin-care lotions, and as of Monday those regulations are no longer in place. Instead, Chinese cosmetic companies can use pre-existing toxicology and tissue culture data to certify that product ingredients are safe for public use. While numerous animal-welfare activists welcomed the amendment to the law, which in the past mandated that all cosmetic products had to be tested on animals, there is still significant work to be done in the Chinese make-up industry. Currently, all cosmetics imported to China as well as other domestically manufactured products, including hair dye and sunblock, must be tested on animals before they are sold for public use, and according to Humane Society International, every year the Asian country subjects approximately 30,000 rabbits, mice, and other animals to testing.

 Comments

New Study: Cow’s Milk Can Cause Early Death

Research results published in the British Medical Journal says what many leading doctors and nutritionists have been saying for years: ditch the milk.
Read More »

Los Angeles Museum Hosts “Ivory Crush” on November 6

The National Museum of Animals & Society sends message to illegal ivory trade.
Read More »

New York Times: We Want Your Veg Recipes!

This year, the media outlet is turning to its readers for the season's best meat-free recipes.
Read More »

Vegan Business Conference Kicks Off in Austin, TX

Aspiring vegan entrepreneurs flock to Austin for an action-packed business bootcamp.
Read More »

Acclaimed Los Angeles Vegan Restaurateur Passes Away

Molly Anderson of Los Angeles' award-winning Madeleine Bistro leaves behind a husband and four children.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »