Last week the European Union made it official, outlawing the testing of cosmetics products on animals. In the U.S., it’s still voluntary.
Tabs has a background in science, but he thinks times have changed. In many cases it’s no longer necessary to test products on live subjects because of the vast amount of research already done, and he wishes more companies would get with the program — programs like Leaping Bunny. Products with this logo are certified to not have been tested on animals at any stage of their development.
As of last Wednesday…
“… the EU has banned all animal tests for cosmetic ingredients, formulations, and final products. In addition, the sale of cosmetics and ingredients that have been tested on animals, regardless of where the testing occurred, is also prohibited, with the exception of three test areas (repeated-dose toxicity, reproductive toxicity, and toxicokinetics). The final three test areas will be banned in March 2013.”
Should animal testing of cosmetics be banned in America? Let me know what you think in the comments.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,