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BUAV welcomes support from European Labour group for EU cosmetics sale ban

03/04/2012

The BUAV has been lobbying Members of the European Parliament to oppose the European Commission’s proposal to water down the planned ban on marketing of cosmetics that have been tested on animals in 2013. We now have a commitment from the Labour group leader, Glenis Wilmott MEP (who also leads the entire cross-Europe Socialist group): “My Labour colleagues and I believe that the current law, as it is, should stand. A consistent EU position would send a strong signal to other countries like the USA and Japan who do not have similar legislation, and would force the cosmetics industry worldwide to choose between phasing out animal tests, or else losing access to its biggest market.”

BUAV Chief Executive, Michelle Thew, commented, “We welcome this clear commitment and are continuing to work to get similar commitments from the other key groups in the European Parliament, so that we can finally see an end to cosmetics sold in Europe that have been tested on animals.”