4th May 2018
European Parliament back our call for a global ban
A massive milestone in our mission to end cosmetics testing on animals
Yesterday we were at the European Parliament celebrating as Parliament voted to adopt a resolution supporting a global ban on animal testing for cosmetics. The resolution received staggering support from 620 MEPs and represents a crucial step in our mission to end cosmetics testing on animals internationally.
This success comes just a month after we celebrated the five-year anniversary of the EU’s landmark ban and called on Europe to play an active role and exert influence to eliminate cruel cosmetics globally.
Michelle Thew, CEO of Cruelty Free International, said: “Tragically, despite the availability of approved non-animal tests and existing ingredients safe for human use, there are still no laws banning animal tests for cosmetics products and ingredients in 80% of the world. We estimate that over half a million animals – from rabbits to mice, rats, guinea pigs, and hamsters – are still used annually in cruel and unnecessary cosmetics testing worldwide. Five years after the full EU bans, the time is right to go one step further. The leadership that MEPs have shown by adopting this resolution deserves much credit. Now it’s time to work together to deliver a global end to cosmetics animal testing and eliminate animal suffering around the world.”
Our campaign with The Body Shop to end cosmetics testing globally has now reached 5.7 million signatures in just ten months, making it the biggest petition ever against animal testing. When we’ve reached our target of 8 million signatures, we’ll be taking it to the UN to call for an international convention to end the practice.
Have you joined the fight for a global ban? Sign the Forever Against Animal Testing Petition here