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Campaign pioneers The Body Shop and Cruelty Free International celebrate after 20 years of activism After over 20 years of campaigning, ethical beauty retailer The Body Shop and non-profit organisation Cruelty Free International are finally celebrating the end to animal testing for cosmetics in Europe with the anticipated announcement that the import and sale of animal tested cosmetic products and ingredients is to be banned in the EU on 11 th March 2013.
Cruelty Free International Chief Executive, Michelle Thew said: "This is truly an historic event and the culmination of over 20 years of campaigning. Now we will apply our determination and vision on a global stage to ensure that the rest of the world follows this lead."
Originally posted by skepticconwatcher
reply to post by TechUnique
Good. I think testing product is very old fashioned anyway. They have the technology now where they can grow human skin in a lab and test it that way. I worked for a company that specializes in cosmetics and skin care and they showed us the video during training. I don't understand why all companies do not do it this way. Leave the animals alone.
Originally posted by theMediator
Maybe I'm just dumb but I never understood how they test cosmetics on animals.
They don't need to feed them the cosmetics : they aren't required to be non-toxic orally.
What could they ever put that is new that could suddenly be bad : They must have a pretty big list of what works/what doesnt, whats dangerous/whats not.
Are the animals abused when they suffer the evil consequences of wearing skin lotions, mascara and shampoo?
: my dogs and cats usually don't like to take their bath but they get used to it.
Why would they need to test in absurd, deadly and evil ways products that are made to "enhance" beauty?
I mean, I love animals and I want their full happiness but I don't see whats so wrong with animal testing for cosmetics. Cancer/bacteria/virus experiments on animals are much more evil yet, all we see is that we shoudn't be abusing animal for COSMETICS testing.
I really don't get it, someone enlighten me on why the testing practices done on animal for cosmetics are ban worthy enough?