E.U. to Ban Cosmetics With Animal-Tested Ingredients
March 11, 2013 9:01 AM Subscribe
E.U. regulators are expected to announce Monday a ban 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.
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Related: The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics’ (CCIC) Leaping Bunny
Program administers a cruelty-free standard and the internationally recognized Leaping Bunny Logo for companies producing cosmetic, personal care, and household products.
Wikipedia on Animal Testing
Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep
is an online safety guide for cosmetics and personal care products.
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
is a coalition effort to protect the health of consumers and workers by securing the corporate, regulatory and legislative reforms necessary to eliminate dangerous chemicals from cosmetics and personal care products.
Finally, ever wondered what is the difference between "not tested on animals" and "against animal testing"?
Deceptive ‘not tested on animals’ claims may be truthful in the literal sense, although may well hide the fact that the ingredients in the product have been animal tested.
A company itself may not test; it may not even commission testing on its behalf. However, testing may occur by its ingredient suppliers, and a company may purchase ingredients with a ‘don't ask, don't tell’ philosophy.