The ban on cosmetic testing on animals that was scheduled for 2013 has been pushed back several years until 2017 (though of course it might be pushed back even further)
Then there is also the REACH initiative that, if successful, will mean ingredients previously found to be safe WITHOUT testing on animals will now have to be retested using animals.
This is really horrible new and oviously a terrible blow for anyone against animal cruelty. Honestly the whole thing gets me too depressed to talk about at length so please forgive me for only giving you the most basic details. Here are several great articles on the subject that say it all better than I ever could.
The London Beauty Review
Lush article on REACH
Anyone who has any other useful links please leave me a comment and I'll add them in.