In a praiseworthy and long overdue move, the EU has now issued a complete ban on all cosmetics developed through animal testing. The 27 countries of the EU already had a ban in place for animal testing within the EU, but they have now extended the ban to reject any product that has been tested on animals, regardless of where that testing was carried out.
The anti-vivisection group BUAV and the European Coalition to End Animal Experiments (ECEAE) have been fighting for this change for 20 years, with some very notable celebrity supporters such as Sir Paul McCartney, Morrissey and Sienna Miller. The group is pressing for a global ban, as there are still many places in the world that victimize our fellow creatures so that we can over-consume vain (and usually ineffective) beautification products.
The EU Commission is working to develop alternatives to animal testing, allocating 238m…
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