Europe's leading animal protection groups unite to call on MEPs to defend EU cosmetics testing bans
EU bans on animal testing for cosmetics seriously at risk as European chemicals legislation undermines intention of EU legislators and wishes of public
- The EU bans on animal testing for cosmetics and the marketing of ingredients tested on animals are fully upheld and implemented as intended by the legislators.
- EU test requirements – including for REACH – do not undermine the bans but instead apply a substance-tailored approach to ensure consumers, workers, and environment are protected without more animal tests.
- A robust testing strategy for cosmetics ingredients is devised using only available non-animal methods so that the implementation of the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability reflects the overwhelming support for strengthening – rather than weakening – the protection of animals in Europe.