March 2013 saw the European Union pass a full ban on the sale of any and all cosmetic products that had been tested on animals. This was the result of over a decade’s work from alternatives organizations and governments in cooperation with cosmetics companies to prevent the distribution of unregulated and unethical products. This highlights […]
Europe-wide regulation of animals used for scientific purposes made a significant advancement with the adoption of Directive 63/2010/EU in September of 2010. The new directive improved on the previous one, Directive 86/609/EEC, by removing many of the discrepancies in protocols between European nations that often lead to quite obviously varying levels of protection for the […]
In 2007 the European Union consolidated numerous regulations and doctrine from its member states regarding the use of chemicals into one directive. The REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and restriction of Chemicals) guidelines’ objective is to protect both human and environmental health while promoting proper trade within the EU as well as alternative methodology. As a […]
In vitro phototoxicity tests measure skin irritation responses to agents without the need for an immune response. This is accomplished by comparing the capacity for cell cultures to display a dye that is visible under UVA light in the presence or absence of the cytotoxic compound in question. Such tests replace the need to test substances […]
The RSPCA has drawn up a plan that aims to end severe suffering for animals used in research and testing. The road-map has been released in response to changes in EU and UK legislation and has been published in FRAME’s scientific journal ATLA.
Until now scientists have not been required to record how many test animals […]