HOW WILL WE ACHIEVE A GLOBAL BAN ON ANIMAL COSMETICS TESTING?
In October 2019, together with our animal rights supporters, we submitted 8.3 million signatures from around the world to the UN headquarters in New York. We will talk to as many representatives of the Organization as possible to gain their support and work together to adopt an international agreement to suspend animal testing in cosmetics. After that, we will lobby in different countries to make sure that the ban will be applied everywhere.
THE GLOBAL BAN IS AN AMBITIOUS GOAL. IS IT REALLY ACHIEVABLE?
Yes, we think so! So far, we are enjoying the exceptional support of the campaign. Animal testing in cosmetics has been banned in the EU for five years, and market research shows that in 2018, consumers are increasingly turning to products that have not been tested on animals, as well as vegan products. Thanks to the development of science and technology, we are witnessing significant innovations, allowing the imposition of non-animal testing methods. Now is the best time to stop testing cosmetics on animals!
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO STOP TESTING ANIMAL COSMETICS?
We are working hard with Cruelty Free International to reach an international agreement. Making global decisions can take time, but your signatures prove you want results now. We are seeing more and more countries, such as Canada, Brazil and Australia, moving towards ending animal testing in cosmetics. We expect this trend to grow. This means that it is crucial to create a common framework so that all countries have unified legislation in this area and the ban is introduced everywhere.
HOW DO WE ACTUALLY TEST PRODUCTS?
HISTORY OF THE STRUGGLE AGAINST ANIMAL TESTING IN COSMETICS