Animals are used by many companies to test for cosmetics. This can often result in much pain and discomfort for the animal and sometimes permanent scarring. Most of it is directed to the eyes for whether or not it would hurt or harm a human. To routinely subject an innocent animal to this type of pain is just plain cruel and inhumane. Cosmetics are not a necessity by any means and there are many companies that do not test on animals also.

Recently the European Union (EU) was on track to ban all animal tested cosmetics by March 2013. However as can be imagined there are some in the cosmetics industry that want to push the date back. Most animal testing has been banned since 2004, but there are still 3 types of testing that are allowed - repeated dose testing, reproductive toxicity, and toxicokinetics.

On Sept. 13th, the European Commission stated that it would not be possible to find alternatives by the deadline of 2013. They also stated that they were accessing the impact of a full marketing ban by 2013 and on that basis they will decide whether or not to make a proposal in relation to the marketing ban. The areas of impact would include environmental, animal welfare, economic and social areas.

In response to this backtracking on meeting the deadline, the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection stated in a review of testing alternatives that “the scientific case for an extension to the 2013 deadline is not made out. Indeed, extending the deadline would undermine the excellent work done by industry to meet the deadline. Resources should instead be provided to complete the validation and acceptance of the remaining non-animal alternatives in time for 2013.”

Over 100,000 concerned consumers and celebrities have signed the No Cruel Cosmetics petition which was started by the European Coalition to End Animal Experiments. If the deadline is not reached then many companies outside the European Union (EU) that still test on animals will be able to legally sell cosmetics and toiletries in the EU. Please take a minute to sign the petition below to support the total ban.

For a list of those companies that do or don't support the ban please to go: http://www.leapingbunny.org/

Please sign the petition below to support the ban

Responses to "100,000 people sign petition to ban animal testing for Cosmetics"

  1. Anonymous says:

    There is absolutely no reason to torture animals. Glad EU is working on this. Wish USA would.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Stop using animals for cosmetic testing they are not on this earth for that purpose it is cruel

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