São Paulo Says, ‘No More!’ to Cruel Cosmetics Tests on Animals

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Following on the heels of recent inspiring protests by animal rights advocates in Brazil, which included the release of 200 beagles used for drug testing, São Paulo—the largest state in Brazil, which includes the largest city in the Southern Hemisphere—announced a statewide ban on animal tests for the development of cosmetics, toiletries, and perfumes.

São Paulo is leading the way and setting a great example for other states in Brazil and the Brazilian government to follow. With any luck, they’ll join the EU and Israel, which have made animal tests for cosmetics illegal, as well as India, which ended tests on animals for cosmetics in 2013 after an extensive campaign by PETA and its affiliates.

PETA applauds the São Paulo government for making sure that rats, mice, rabbits, and other animals in the state will not be poisoned and killed in cruel cosmetics tests. These painful and archaic tests are still legal in the U.S., and although they are not required by law for cosmetics, some unscrupulous companies still choose to kill animals in the name of beauty.

Thankfully, many popular and innovative cosmetics companies make high-quality products without poisoning bunnies or anyone else in laboratories. Please visit PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies website for a list of more than 1,300 companies worldwide that have vowed never to harm animals while testing their products, and pledge to be cruelty-free now!

Written by Chrissy Matthies

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  • Ashie

    Posted January 24, 2014

    Hats off to PETA!! Now those cute bunnies and other animals will get a chance to live a happy life – a life without the torture caused by testing…

  • Elizabeth

    Posted January 24, 2014

    Animals deserve to be treated humanely and with respect. There are other alternative ways of testing so use them! There’s no need to harm these innocent animals that deserve to be treated with love!

  • DhelaF

    Posted January 25, 2014

    OMG, I’m so happy for that! I’ve seen the beagles rescue on TV, it was inbelievable!I’m from São Paulo city, today is its turning 460 years old. Happy birthday may great city that never sleeps, congratulations SP state government, congratulations BRASIL!!!

  • MARTHA ANDRESAKI

    Posted January 25, 2014

    respect to all earth, is respect for ourselves

  • Asma

    Posted January 25, 2014

    I have two bunnies. I am horrified to see such cruelty on such warm and loving animals. Please stop and think how you would feel to have your skin hanging our and ribs showing because someone tested something on you. They have nerve endings lik we have…it is painful and killing the emotions of such a beautiful life on our planet.

  • lorraine hoover

    Posted January 25, 2014

    STOP using animals for testing, or clothing. If it has no voice, do not test it…Prisons are full of specimens …right?

  • maria

    Posted January 25, 2014

    Against animal abuse

  • Takacs Izabella

    Posted January 25, 2014

    Stop animal testing!

  • Alessandro Raganato

    Posted January 25, 2014

    Stop Cruel Cosmetics Tests on Animals Immediately !

  • tugce

    Posted January 25, 2014

    we want healty animals, with their natural area!!!

  • romi&sash

    Posted January 25, 2014

    STOP AGONIZE ANIMALS !!!!!

  • Carol Vincent

    Posted January 25, 2014

    It is inhumane and unnecessary to hurt and test on innocent animals. They were in this world first. They suffer too. The human race knows better.

    Thank you for your time and consideration.

  • Sheri Yancy

    Posted January 25, 2014

    There is no reason we should be testing on animals. There are pedophiles, murder’s, and rapists in jail. It cost a million dollars a year to house a person in jail.

  • Déborah

    Posted January 25, 2014

    thx god its Time to change WE are in 2014! things must change
    Sao Polo is a good example !!! BRAVO

  • Hildegard Purfürst

    Posted January 25, 2014

    It is not necessary, because we are human beings – we have no fur

  • kristel moens

    Posted January 25, 2014

    In this modern day society, no animal should have to suffer for testing. There are plenty of other ways to test products without inflicting suffering on innocent animals

  • Ada Sadovnik

    Posted January 25, 2014

    No hay necesidad de experientar con seres vivos. Eso es maltrato

  • fred dale

    Posted January 25, 2014

    about time as well

  • sol fernandez alanzor

    Posted January 25, 2014

    :(

  • deborah parkhurst

    Posted January 25, 2014

    this is cruel and UN-necessary.

  • Danielle Castleberg

    Posted January 25, 2014

    Reading this article makes me very happy that Brazil has promised to end animal testing there. I only hope that the United States will be next to follow the trend to ban animal testing here as well. I am a strong supporter of PETA and everything they have accomplished so far – keep up the good work!

  • lyn jones

    Posted January 25, 2014

    Please stop it is do unnecessary poor animal they are Not ours to do this to it’d pure e el. Test on humans

  • Mark Gwinnett

    Posted January 25, 2014

    Stop cosmrtic tests on animals

  • rachel

    Posted January 25, 2014

    I really hope people become aware of how terrible animal testing is and to think its still going on today makes me sick!!!

  • Marika perlman

    Posted January 25, 2014

    I will never stop fighting signing until something is done to stop the abuse of all animals.

  • olga alvarez m

    Posted January 25, 2014

    repudio total no mas maltrato alos animales , mas de 3000 socios animalistas , desde chile ,

  • Lia Lima

    Posted January 25, 2014

    We don’t agree with tests in animal for drugs too.I don’t believe that animals can change anything;so,if the tests are made in animals,we must say no for tests on them.

  • Betti-Lou Maus

    Posted January 25, 2014

    THANK YOU :) :) :) :)

  • Evangeline Chiu

    Posted January 25, 2014

    NO TO ANIMALS TESTING FOR ANY KIND OF EXPERIMENTATION . PLEASE STOP THIS ANIMAL CRUELTY .

  • Giorgio Redigolo

    Posted January 26, 2014

    I hope U.S. will do the same.

  • Marika

    Posted January 26, 2014

    stop it, try to imagine how it’s hurts

  • fiona fraser

    Posted January 26, 2014

    Please stop cruel animal testing

  • Jessica

    Posted January 26, 2014

    Very upsetting, please find another way! Thank you

  • maria gauguin

    Posted January 26, 2014

    Please band test on animals in the cosmeticindustri and all over. It is abuse on living creatures and not fair.

  • Ana Maria Fernandez

    Posted January 26, 2014

    No ms experimentos crueles elllos siente todo ese dolor

  • Alina

    Posted January 26, 2014

    Rabbits deserve our respect and love too!

  • zulema

    Posted January 26, 2014

    ME PARECE DE UNA CRUELDAD SIN LÍMITES EL EXPERIMENTO CON ANIMALES, ESTÁN ENJAULADOS SIN DEFENSA ALGUNA, SIN PODER ESCAPAR, A MANOS DE SERES QUE SOLAMENTE LES IMPORTA EL”PRODUCTO” A TESTEAR SIN IMPORTARLE NADA EL DOLOR Y SUFRIMIENTO DE LOS ANIMALES. ODIO LOS LABORATORIOS DONDE EXPERIMENTAN CON LOS ANIMALES. LA PALABRA “EXPERIMENTO” ME DA ESCALOFRÍOS.

  • Kathleen May

    Posted January 26, 2014

    And now if we can only get the highly “advanced” United States to follow suit…

  • Magda Honkisz

    Posted January 27, 2014

    :(

  • Magda Honkisz

    Posted January 27, 2014

    Stop Cruel Cosmetics Tests on Animals Immediately

  • angela

    Posted January 27, 2014

    in the name of god…..stop this…..has there been no progression on this….we have been fighting this same issue since the 50s….this is getting pathetic……you would think there would be some evolution….but no ……the monsters that do this are still unevolved and without concience

  • Lissa Lane

    Posted January 29, 2014

    Things are finally starting to change thanks to PETA. I am a strong supporter of PETA and have been for years. They are one organization that I am so thankful for. It makes me happy to hear of another victory. My wish is that all cruelty to animals would stop. I think we are moving in the right direction. Let’s hope more companies take notice and do the right thing. :o)

  • Janet Bennett

    Posted January 29, 2014

    I am so happy that those cute bunnies will be able to live a wonderful life. Every animal should always be treated with love, respect, alot of kisses, and hugs.

  • kris

    Posted February 3, 2014

    I do not understand animal testing at all, there is no reason to torture helpless creatures, their biology is different then ours, and really to put soap and other unknown substances in their eyes is ridiculous and horrible torture that no one should endure! Animal testing has to stop, NOW! Thank you PETA for all you do for the animals! The animals want what we want, to be loved until they die of natural causes. NOT TORTURE

  • Roma Robb

    Posted February 5, 2014

    Brilliant news. Let’s hope one day we can have a world where animals live in peace with humans and no cruelty. One step at a time .. thankyou to all those who work for a cruelty free world. Peta is brilliant. You just get out there and do it. thank goodness .

  • Déborah

    Posted February 20, 2014

    awsome!!!! BRAVO!!!! fucking good start!

  • Maureen Cass

    Posted February 28, 2014

    Animal testing in any form is cruel. We are supposed to be custodians of animals and look after them, not torture them for human needs or entertainment.

  • Raquel Cadierno

    Posted March 1, 2014

    Congratulations, and thanks so much to PETA an all the people that fight for animals rights and justice. You make me believe in human being!

  • Walter Botteldoorne

    Posted March 10, 2014

    Dank je Lord om een einde te stellen aan dierlijke proeven bestemd voor cosmetica in de EU is het al verboden, als je wilt toetreden zal je verplicht moeten stoppen met deze wreedaardige testen God zal het jou lonen en wij gaan jouw bedanken

  • MJ Alciso

    Posted April 6, 2014

    It is nice to know that there are people out there still who cares for animals. We do not need animals to be involved with these things. We are far more intelligent and with that said I believe there are other ways than doing animal testing. I know you have a heart. Listen. Stop this now.

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