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E.U. Bans Animal-Tested Cosmetics

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 07:36 PM

European Union regulators announced a ban Monday on the import and sale of cosmetics containing ingredients tested on animals and to pledge more efforts to push other parts of the world, like China, to accept alternatives.

The ban, which will take effect immediately, “gives an important signal on the value that Europe attaches to animal welfare,” Tonio Borg, the E.U. commissioner for health and consumer policy, said in a statement.


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Posted 11 March 2013 - 07:52 PM

Good, it's about time. :tu:

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 08:00 PM

It is morally the right thing to do no questions asked really.

Unfortunately I started my work life in the cosmetics industry just when the animal testing thing first came out.  The right right thing to do is ban animal testing, however it is the expensive thing to do as a cosmetic company.  I will not name the one I worked for but they simply moved their labs to Asia to avoid the bad press at the time.

This company also sent all its non-biodegradable (cosmetics and all) waste to a land fill on the Isle of Sheppey fully aware it was illegal.  The quantity was at least 4 x 40 foot containers a week with stuff being shipped into England because they had found somebody who would turn a blind eye.

The worry is there is probably no animal welfare restrictions in the countries they will use, the only issue will be cost like above.

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 09:36 PM

Well this is one thing I certainly agree with europe about

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