PETA, Cruelty Free Europe, Humane Society International, Eurogroup for Animals and the European Coalition to End Animal Experiments – who represent more than 100 member organisations (please see below) from 26 EU member states – have been joined by cruelty free brands Dove and The Body Shop to defend cruelty-free cosmetics in Europe in the face of threats to its longstanding ban on animal testing for cosmetics.
Tests on animals for cosmetic products and their ingredients were banned in Europe in 2009, and a ban on the sale of animal-tested cosmetics has been in place since 2013.
Millions of animals are still used in science each year, in tests that frequently inflict suffering but seldom deliver on their main promise, which is better health for humans. They include mice, fish, rats, guinea pigs, rabbits, cats, dogs and monkeys.
We need this suffering to end – for the animals and for better medicine, better product safety and better environmental protection.
We want to see humane, human-relevant, animal-free science properly funded and fully utilised.
Three quarters (74%) of adults in EU member states agree that animal testing for cosmetic products and their ingredients is unacceptable in all circumstances. And nearly three quarters (72%) of adults in EU member states agree that the EU should set binding targets and deadlines to phase out testing on animals.
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