My attempt to be good to the animal world just got a thousand times easier for me and for animals, animal lovers and makeup and hair artists because the BAN on animal testing has taken effect in the EU! YAY!!! About Flipping time peopleeeee!!
BUAV AND ECEAE THANK EUROPEAN COMMISSION
FOR AN END TO ANIMAL COSMETICS TESTING IN
Apparently there has been a ban on animal testing in 27 other EU countries but now it has spread completely across the EU and now they are working on making it a worldwide ban.
This is tremendous news for several reasons!
1. Animals have a different genetic make-up to us, therefore testing on them actually proves very little because what may not cause 'issues' on a tested animal, may still cause problems in humans.
2. Those lovely bunnies that are tested on...that have cosmetics dripped into their little eyes? Yeah, well those little bunnies have no tear ducts. So really it proves nothing that the chemical they are being subjected to is safe or harmful. Oh and a lot of the time, even if the chemical does cause issues, the companies will still allow it to go into our products and will just put a disclaimer on the bottle saying 'Rinse immediately if in contact with eyes'. Yeah, sounds like lovely stuff.
3. A lot of the products they are testing, are tested because manufacturers are aware the ingredient, chemical etc is actually harmful but they want to see JUST HOW HARMFUL it really is. Totally unnecessary if they just didn't use a chemically altered product they know could be harmful!
I say, if it causes cancer in animals, stop putting it on the animals and stop pumping it into our products!
4. It is incredibly difficult to find products that are good for the consumer, haven't hurt a living animal in the process of making it, hasn't exploited humans or eco systems while producing ingredients and still works great.
It has taken over 20 years to get this far! It is an incredible achievement and can imagine that those who have been actively campaigning for this ban to move forward must be overwhelmed with joy and emotion.