Nearly 25,000 Urge EU to Ban Marketing of Cosmetics Tested on Animals
Uphold the 2013 deadline for removing all cosmetics tested on animals from store shelves in Europe. That’s the message the European Union recently received from nearly 25,000 PCRM supporters.
Many of you—including actresses Alicia Silverstone and Kristin Bauer—wrote EU commissioner John Dalli and asked him to uphold the EU’s 2013 marketing ban on cosmetics tested on animals. On Oct. 25, he received your letters. You let him know that the approaching EU ban has motivated companies worldwide to make significant progress in developing new nonanimal test methods, but that postponing the deadline takes away pressure to develop and implement new testing methods.
Nonanimal test methods are cheaper, faster, and more effective than animal tests—and they save the lives of tens of thousands of animals.
If the commission delays the ban, thousands of guinea pigs, rabbits, rats, and mice will continue to be tested on and killed just to bring the latest scented shampoo or lipstick color to store shelves. It’s crucial that the deadline remain to continue driving innovation and progress in nonanimal test-method development.
To learn more about cosmetics testing in the United States and Europe and how you can influence legislation to ensure cosmetics safety for humans without animal tests, visit PCRM.org/Cosmetics.