Posts Tagged ‘PETA’

UNILEVER SUPPORTS NO ANIMAL TESTING

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

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Unilever announced its support for a global ban on animal testing for cosmetics as part of an ambitious new collaboration with animal protection leader Humane Society International (HSI).  Additionally, Dove, its largest Beauty & Personal Care brand, has gained accreditation by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). David Blanchard, Chief Research and Development Officer at Unilever, explained, “Animal testing for cosmetics has been banned in the EU since 2013, and we hope that an adoption of similar bans in other countries will accelerate the regulatory acceptance of alternative approaches and thereby remove any requirements for any animal testing for cosmetics anywhere in the world.”

Unilever will support HSI’s global #BeCrueltyFree initiative, which is leading legislative reform in key beauty markets to prohibit cosmetic animal testing and trade, consistent with EU model. Dove’s cruelty-free status has been granted in recognition of the brand’s commitment to not conduct any tests on animals anywhere in the world. PETA’s cruelty-free logo will begin to appear on Dove packaging from January 2019 to assure customers that Dove does not, and will not, test on animals.

PETA has also recognized Unilever’s ongoing work on alternatives to animal testing, and its commitment to promoting their adoption worldwide. It will now list Unilever as a ‘company working for regulatory change’, which indicates that Unilever conducts no tests on animals unless specifically required by law for any of its brands or products. Dove’s commitment goes above and beyond this.  “We’re very hopeful that through collaboration – amongst companies, NGOs and Governments – it will soon be possible to assess the safety of all cosmetics products without any need for animal testing anywhere in the world,” concluded Blanchard.

CRUELTY-FREE BEAUTY: BLISS PARTNERS WITH PETA

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

Beauty and spa brand, Bliss, announced its partnership with PETA and acceptance into the organization’s Beauty Without Bunnies program. Earlier this year, Bliss underwent a total brand relaunch – new products and 100% cruelty-free, paraben-free skin and body care formulas – which are now officially certified as cruelty-free by PETA standards.  As a part of the rebrand, Bliss now offers a collection of vegan skin and body care products as well as a new 100% cruelty-free spa menu debuting in spring 2019.

“As a brand we are passionate about how our products are made and where the ingredients come from. Vowing to be cruelty free was an indisputable choice when relaunching, as it is of the utmost importance to not only our consumers, but our company and brand values,” says CEO, Meri Baregamian. “Shoppers can find comfort in the fact that Bliss formulas are 100% cruelty-free and free of other harmful ingredients without sacrificing the same high-quality and innovation that they have come to expect, know, and love from the brand.” (more…)

IRELAND BALDWIN POSES NUDE FOR PETA!

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Echoing her mother’s famous 1990s campaign for animal-right’s group, PETA, model Ireland Basinger Baldwin, 22, put money where her mouth is.  The daughter of Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin posed nude to bring attention to animal equality.  Posting on Instagram, Baldwin shared, “I’ve dreamt of shooting this for as long as I can remember. If you don’t truly know what goes into making fur, please educate yourself,” she suggests, adding, “If you wouldn’t skin and wear your own dog, then you shouldn’t wear fur at all because all animals are created equal.”