The BUAV has welcomed a statement from Home Office Minister, Lynne Featherstone, that the Government supports the BUAV's Clean Up Cruelty campaign. In a recent response to a letter from Chris Bryant MP, concerning Early Day Motion (EDM 66) which backs our campaign to end animal testing for household products, Lynne Featherstone declared that ‘...the Government supports the campaign of the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection to end the suffering of animals used in tests for household cleaning products and their ingredients; and urges the House of Commons Commission to demonstrate support for this initiative by ensuring that cleaning products used throughout the parliamentary estate have been certified as not tested on animals.’
We are pleased that the Government supports our campaign and we now urge it to implement its post-election pledge to end such cruel testing as soon as possible.
The EDM, introduced by Liberal Democrat MP Bob Russell, has received the backing of over 100 MPs from all major political parties.
The Clean Up Cruelty campaign has gained widespread support around the UK from politicians, councils, retailers and the public who have pledged to only use cleaning products approved by the BUAV’s Humane Standard, symbolised by the Leaping Bunny logo, as free from animal testing. See our map of cruelty free offices and business premises.
All household products made by the Co-operative, Marks and Spencer, Astonish, Method, Bio-D, Suma and Faith in Nature have been approved under the BUAV’s internationally-recognised certification, the Humane Household Product Standard. This clearly illustrates that it is possible to sell safe and effective household products without inflicting pain and suffering on animals.