FRAME is delighted that more and more countries are starting processes to bring an end to cosmetics testing on animals. It has been against the law to test cosmetics or their ingredients on animals in the EU since the start of 2013. Crucially, it is also illegal to market cosmetics that have undergone animal tests […]
Turkey joined the growing group of countries who banned cosmetics testing on animals. As well as the Europe-wide ban, animal testing is also banned in Israel, Norway and India.
The country’s Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Administration added an additional article to its new regulation regarding the cosmetics industry banning animal testing for cosmetic products. The rules […]
In spite of campaigns by many bodies and individuals for an end to animal experimentation the numbers used in procedures in UK laboratories continue to rise. If a change is to happen there must be a driver behind it. Here we discuss some of the forces involved in the question of implementing Replacement.
We would welcome […]
The Home Office has issued a progress report on what it is doing to reduce the use of animals in scientific research. The department set out plans in a document last February, which included three strategic priorities.
advance the use of the ThreeRs within the UK;
use international leadership to influence the uptake and adoption of […]
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 […]
The highly controversial Median Lethal Dose Test, or LD50, was developed by J. W. Trevan in 1927 as a means to determine characteristics in acute toxicity. However, due to the necessity to terminate large numbers of test subjects as a requisite of the test it received heavy criticism. In 1991 the UK Government decided upon […]
The United Kingdom would take a major step forward in 1986 when it replaced the Cruelty to Animals Act of 1887 with the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act. Distinguishing itself from the original Act, ASPA was implemented to specifically regulate the use of animals for research purposes. Under the direction of the Home Office, ASPA clearly […]
The United States is one of the world’s prominent users of animals for experimental testing. A crucial moment for alternatives occurred in 1966 when the US passed the Animal Welfare Act, which, to this day, is the primary legislation in America regulating the transport, sale, and handling of animals intended to be used for research […]