Watch the beautiful story of Heather and Lillian who are currently living at the HRS Rabbit Center after starting their lives as lab rabbits. These two experienced many firsts at the rescue – first loving touch, first hay, first lettuce, first flop. They are waiting to be adopted into their first (and forever) loving home.
(Note: The video contains images of animal testing.)
Watch the Public Service Announcement above featuring Bob Barker and his bunny pal Benny, which discusses the importance of using personal care and household products that are not tested on animals.
To view a list of cruelty-free companies (and a list of companies that DO test on animals that you should avoid), see PETA’s searchable database of companies.
The British government is considering replacing current lab animal regulations with a new EU directive that offers less protection. Adopting the EU law could result in reduced inspections in labs, less oversight by ethical committees, inhumane methods of killing, and an increase in suffering by lab animals in the UK.
Every year approximately 10,138 rabbits are used in experiments in the UK. These animals need your help. If 10,000 people raise their voices by September 5th and urge the British government to say no to the EU law, this could prevent a huge step back in animal welfare in the UK. If you live in the UK, you can say no to the consultation by clicking here.
To learn more about the campaign, visit Give Animals a Voice.
The European Coalition to End Animal Experiments (ECEAE) has rallied up enough support to ban animal testing on cosmetics made in the EU. In addition, a marketing ban on products sold in Europe that carry out animal testing outside of the EU is supposed to be put into place in 2013. However, some people in the cosmetics industry are pushing to delay this deadline for possibly 10 more years.
To ensure that the marketing ban will go into effect in 2013, you can sign the petition at No Cruel Cosmetics.