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Help FOUR PAWS end cruel cosmetic testing and ensure the EU keep its promise to laboratory animals

October 24, 2012
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Four Paws

BACKGROUND | SOURCE FOUR PAWS

Cosmetic testing on animals was banned within the EU on 11 March 2009. However, the promised final sales ban must be implemented in 2013 otherwise the 2009 ban will be meaningless as cosmetic companies will simply continue to test their ingredients outside the EU and import them for sale. As the proposed ban forbids the sale of all cosmetic ingredients tested outside the EU, this will also have a positive impact towards ending cosmetic testing on animals worldwide.

A decision will be made very soon on whether the ban will be enforced on time and so swift action is required. A delay will be proposed if it is concluded that alternatives to certain tests have not been developed or validated in time. There is no justification to continue animal testing for cosmetics, thousands of ingredients are also already safely used in humans and available for use.


PETITION

Please click HERE for petition


WHOM TO CONTACT

Please click HERE for online webform


SAMPLE LETTER

Dear President Barroso,

As you are aware, cosmetic testing on animals was banned within the EU on 11 March 2009. A final and full-sales ban must be implemented in 2013, otherwise the 2009 ban will be rendered meaningless, as cosmetic companies will simply continue to test their ingredients outside the EU and import them for sale.

As the proposed ban forbids the sale of all cosmetic ingredients tested outside the EU, this will also have a positive impact towards ending cosmetic testing on animals worldwide. With a full ban enforced, the cosmetics industry will still be able to research, develop, and innovate new cosmetics as far as non-animal test methods will allow. This presents a humane, fair, and ethical competitive environment.

There is no justification for the European Commission to continue to permit animal-tested cosmetics to be sold, even on the basis of a derogation. Thousands of ingredients are already available for safe human use and the immense pain and suffering inflicted on animals for a trivial purpose such as cosmetics is unethical, unacceptable, and unnecessary.

Therefore, I ask that you support and fully implement a full and outright ban on the sale of animal-tested cosmetics within the EU, with no exceptions, on 11th March 2013.

As citizens and consumers, we pledge to buy only ethical products and want to see our shelves free from animal-tested cosmetics.

Please ensure that the European Commission keeps it’s promise and bans all animal-tested cosmetics on 11th March 2013.

NAME

for beauty is a human desire,
perfection we seek,
but to kindness we should
aspire.

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


9 Comments leave one →
  1. lindabadham permalink
    October 24, 2012 4:16 pm

    THIS DISGUSTING-DISGRACEFUL-DEGRADING-CRUELTY TO INNOCENT ANIMALS HAS TO END. NOTHING COULD EVER BE GAINED BY DISHING OUT SUCH CRUELTY.

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  2. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    October 25, 2012 2:41 am

    for beauty is a human desire,
    perfection we seek,
    but to kindness we should
    aspire.

    Like

  3. October 25, 2012 5:14 am

    Sent webform to President Barroso and signed petition. Fingers crossed

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  4. October 26, 2012 7:42 pm

    signed petition and sent message to the link thanks so much Stacey for alerting me to this i despise any and all animal testing but when its for something as silly as makeup it infuriates me!

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  5. October 26, 2012 7:44 pm

    beautiful words Karen, oh yaeh Stacey almost forgot i also shared in several places

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  6. October 29, 2012 7:20 am

    Reblogged this on delia1979.

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