The BUAV’s Senior Scientific Advisor, Dr Katy Taylor, is today giving evidence on the EU cosmetics ban to MEPs at the European Parliament’s Petitions Committee on behalf of the European Coalition to End Animal Experiments (ECEAE) led by the BUAV.
The BUAV has been leading the way in calling for a ban on testing cosmetics on animals for over 40 years, and helped form the ECEAE in 1990 to campaign for a European wide ban. The ban on importing animal tested cosmetics came into force last week after our No Cruel Cosmetics campaign, which included a petition with over 250,000 signatures, successfully fought off any delays or loopholes.
Some in the cosmetics industry are now trying to get round the ban so they can continue to sell cosmetics which have been tested on animals for other regulations and countries.
Dr Taylor will reiterate our long held position that the ban should prevent animal tested cosmetics from being sold in the EU, regardless of other regulations and requirements.
We are doing everything possible to ensure no animals are harmed in cruel tests for cosmetics sold in Europe.