Animal testing of cosmetics is an ugly business, especially when animals—like rabbits, mice and guinea pigs—are blinded and poisoned just to test a new lipstick or shampoo.
The European Union promised that from 2013, the sale ofanimal-tested cosmetics would be banned, meaning the EU would become the world’s first cruelty-free cosmetics zone. An EU sales ban would also force companies around the world to stop cosmetics animal testing or have their products removed from EU shop shelves. But now EU decision-makers are looking to delay the ban by up to 10 years, meaning more unnecessary animal testing.
The Cruelty-Free 2013 petition has so far been signed by 97,846 people calling for an end to animal-tested cosmetics. Please add your name today.