By Published On: 12 March 2013326 words1.7 min read

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EU bans sale of ALL animal-tested cosmetics.  Perhaps now manufacturers will cease putting toxins into the stuff people put on their face. “The 27 EU countries have had a ban on such tests in place since 2009. But the EU Commission is now asking the EU’s trading partners to do the same. Despite the EU’s 2009 ban, cosmetics firms were allowed to continue testing on animals for the most complex human health effects, such as toxicity which might lead to cancer. However, those tests now come under the ban too.”

New book, Frankenstein’s Cat: Cuddling up to Biotech’s Brave New Beasts, featured on NPR. Human exploitation of animals at the extreme. “‘Most thinking, feeling humans, I think, would say that they don’t want animals to suffer, but a lot of us — the majority of Americans — surveys show, also accept some sort of animal research and experimentation. … Most people, for instance, would say that they’re willing to see some mice engineered to get cancer if it cures human cancer, but they’re less willing to see mice suffer if we’re just looking for a cure for baldness. It’s really something we have to tackle on a case-by-case basis based on what the potential benefits for humans are versus the cost to the animals themselves.'”

7 high-tech tools to make poaching extinct. Though lets not forget demand for these animal’s parts must be eliminated. “The list of endangered species poached for pieces of their bodies to be sold illegally on the black market is long. Unfortunately, as these species decline and poaching them becomes more difficult, the problem hasn’t slowed — instead it has become more methodical, more organized and more high-tech.”

And in other “vegan news…”

Boy George flaunts dramatic weight loss, dishes vegan diet secrets. “Boy George, who follows a vegan diet, frequently tweet photos of the healthy, delicious dishes he prepares, such as a spicy broccoli cheese and cannelloni bean and vegetable curry.”

Photo credit: Pranav Bhatt via Flickr

By Published On: 12 March 2013326 words1.7 min read

news3:12

 

EU bans sale of ALL animal-tested cosmetics.  Perhaps now manufacturers will cease putting toxins into the stuff people put on their face. “The 27 EU countries have had a ban on such tests in place since 2009. But the EU Commission is now asking the EU’s trading partners to do the same. Despite the EU’s 2009 ban, cosmetics firms were allowed to continue testing on animals for the most complex human health effects, such as toxicity which might lead to cancer. However, those tests now come under the ban too.”

New book, Frankenstein’s Cat: Cuddling up to Biotech’s Brave New Beasts, featured on NPR. Human exploitation of animals at the extreme. “‘Most thinking, feeling humans, I think, would say that they don’t want animals to suffer, but a lot of us — the majority of Americans — surveys show, also accept some sort of animal research and experimentation. … Most people, for instance, would say that they’re willing to see some mice engineered to get cancer if it cures human cancer, but they’re less willing to see mice suffer if we’re just looking for a cure for baldness. It’s really something we have to tackle on a case-by-case basis based on what the potential benefits for humans are versus the cost to the animals themselves.'”

7 high-tech tools to make poaching extinct. Though lets not forget demand for these animal’s parts must be eliminated. “The list of endangered species poached for pieces of their bodies to be sold illegally on the black market is long. Unfortunately, as these species decline and poaching them becomes more difficult, the problem hasn’t slowed — instead it has become more methodical, more organized and more high-tech.”

And in other “vegan news…”

Boy George flaunts dramatic weight loss, dishes vegan diet secrets. “Boy George, who follows a vegan diet, frequently tweet photos of the healthy, delicious dishes he prepares, such as a spicy broccoli cheese and cannelloni bean and vegetable curry.”

Photo credit: Pranav Bhatt via Flickr

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