End Cruelty for Botox

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Every year hundreds of thousands of mice die worldwide in heart-breaking tests for botulinum toxin products (commonly known as ‘botox’).

Each batch of botox that hits the high street has been tested on hundreds of mice with the shocking LD50 test, looking for the dose that will kill 50% of the mice. All for a product that is mainly used as just a temporary beauty fix.

Using our simple tool, please email UK based company Ipsen to stop this cruelty immediately, and use a humane testing method that other companies have been using for years.

Petition :Please stop the suffering being inflicted on the monkeys of Mauritius · Change.org

The holiday island of Mauritius is known for its beautiful beaches, tropical climate, heritage sites and wildlife. The Ministry of Tourism is working hard to boost the island’s image as a green ethical tourist destination.

However, the international reputation of Mauritius as a holiday paradise is being overshadowed by its role as one of the world’s largest players in the cruel and controversial trade of supplying monkeys for experiments.

In 2014, 8,991 monkeys were exported from the island, primarily to Europe and the USA.   Did you know that tens of thousands of monkeys are held in farms across Mauritius?

Many of these individuals were captured from the wild on Mauritius and are imprisoned in these farms, used for breeding to produce babies who will be transported to laboratories around the world.

Denied their freedom in the lush foliage of their jungle homes, they spend their lives behind bars on concrete. The monkeys are shipped as cargo on airplanes in small wooden crates.

In the laboratory, they may suffer the effects of poisoning after being forced to consume large quantities of chemicals or drugs in toxicity tests or face being subjected to major brain surgery, their skulls cut open and devices implanted into their brains.

This controversial trade, worth less than 2% of Mauritian export, is economically insignificant compared with the income that Mauritius receives from its tourism industry.

The Cruelty Free International Save Our Monkeys campaign is dedicated to ending this cruel exploitation of the Mauritius monkey population.

Find out more and take action to help save the monkeys of Mauritius.

Source: Petition · The Hon. Charles Gaëtan Xavier-Luc DUVAL G.C.S.K.,F.C.A., Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Tourism: Please stop the suffering being inflicted on the monkeys of Mauritius · Change.org

Dogs and cats petition | Cruelty Free International

The Government has announced today a cruel beagle breeding farm in Yorkshire can expand.

    

This decision means that thousands of dogs could be bred by Bantin & Kingman Ltd in the picturesque hamlet of Grimston – to suffer and die in experiments in the UK and Europe. It’s deeply disappointing.

Bantin & Kingman has been attempting to extend its Yorkshire beagle farm since at least 2011.

 

In January, their Italian sister company Green Hill, saw three executives convicted of animal cruelty at a similar beagle breeding farm.  

 

Bantin & Kingman not only shares the same parent company as Green Hill – Ghislaine Rondot, one of the executives to receive a prison sentence in Italy for animal cruelty, was also its Director.

Please sign the petition, show the government that we condemn their decision in the strongest possible terms. 3.554 puppies and dogs suffered and died in 4,779 experiments in Britain in 2013 – let’s stop this from happening, let’s end the misery suffered by thousands of dogs who spend their days confined inside laboratories.

 

Please sign the petition calling for a ban on the use of dogs and cats in UK laboratories now.

Dogs and cats petition | Cruelty Free International.