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Sign to end animal testing

Across Europe, millions of animals are used every year in tests that frequently inflict suffering, which can be severe, but seldom deliver on their main promise, which is better health for humans. They include mice, fish, rats, guinea pigs, rabbits, cats, dogs and monkeys.

This suffering must end – for the animals and for better medicine, better product safety and better environmental protection. But we urgently need your help.

If you are an EU citizen, you can end animal testing by signing the European Citizens’ Initiative.

It’s that simple.

We know that the ECI landing page isn’t the most user-friendly; it’s a little hard to navigate and it requires more information than a standard petition. But that’s not the animals’ fault, they need you to battle through and sign!

Your Questions Answered

Why are you using a European Citizens’ Initiative?

An ECI is a is a unique mechanism, allowing the public to tell Europe’s authorities what they care about. An ECI addresses the European Commission directly, the Commission must respond, and an ECI can result in changes to EU law. If one million citizens of EU member states sign the initiative, we have the chance to stop tests on millions of animals.

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Why do they ask for so much information?

The European Citizens’ Initiative is a powerful tool for citizens of EU member states to call on the European Commission to change legislation. As this is a powerful mechanism that directly addresses the Commission, they require specific information to be collected to verify that those who sign the ECI are citizens of an EU member state. You can read more about how your data will be used here.

We know that the ECI landing page isn’t the most user-friendly; it’s a little hard to navigate and it requires more information than a standard petition. But that’s not the animals’ fault, they need you to battle through and sign!

Isn’t animal testing for cosmetics already banned in the EU?

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 fought hard, with you and Members of the European Parliament, for those bans. However, despite the bans,  new tests on animals for ingredients – even those used exclusively in cosmetics are being required. Help us protect and strengthen the cosmetics animal testing bans by signing the ECI.

Who else is supporting the European Citizens’ Initiative?

We are working together with the European Coalition to End Animal Experiments, Eurogroup for Animals, HSI/Europe and PETA and many others to end animal testing in the EU. But we need you and all your compassionate friends – an ECI needs over one million valid signatures to succeed. An ECI shows the European Commission that citizens care and want change – it is a mechanism for people to demand new legislation. Thank you for making your voices – and the voices of animals in laboratories – heard.

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Did you know that the EU has no pro-active strategy to bring animal experiments to an end in Europe?

Are you one of the 72%* of Europeans who agree that Europe needs a concrete plan to bring animal experiments to an end? Thank you! The number of experiments on animals has not changed by much over the past decade, despite incredible advances in science and assurances from Europe’s decision-makers that their goal is to replace animal tests. In all sorts of other important policy areas that citizens care about – climate emissions, for example – the EU has set bold and ambitious targets to drive change. That’s what animals need too. Help us modernise science in the EU to phase out animal experiments by signing the ECI.

Sign to end animal testing