Save Cruelty-Free Cosmetics in Europe

The European Union’s ban on animal testing for cosmetics is under serious threat. The European Chemicals Agency is demanding new tests on animals for ingredients – even those used exclusively in cosmetics and ingredients with long-established safe use.

Tests on animals for cosmetic products and their ingredients were banned in Europe in 2009, and a ban on the sale of animal-tested cosmetics has been in place since 2013. We need to join together to protect the EU’s ban as well as support similar initiatives around the world.

If you are a European citizen you can add your support to a EU Citizens’ Initiative which, amongst other things, calls on the European Commission to “protect and strengthen the cosmetics animal testing ban”.

All you need to do is go to the European Union website and add your details: click here to access it.

Help reach the target of one million signatures – add your support today and share this message with friends and colleagues.

More information can be found on the Cruelty Free Europe website.

For those of you who would like to know more details about the threats to cruelty-free cosmetics, we discussed this at the last Lush Prize Conference with presentations from:

  • Dr Costanza Rovida, CAAT-Europe, Germany
  • Troy Seidle, Humane Society International, Canada
  • Dr Julia Fentem, Safety and Environmental Assurance Centre, Unilever, UK

You can watch all of their talks again in panel 4 of the conference: click here.

And don’t forget – if you haven’t already signed the EU Citizens’ Initiative, do it now! Click here to access it.

24 January 2022