(a.k.a. Post a Week 3 ~ 10-16/01/2011)
In my e-mail today:
In 2009 the European Union outlawed all animal testing for cosmetics within its borders. This same law also provides for an EU-wide ban on the sale of cosmetics that have been animal tested elsewhere in the world, beginning in 2013. For companies, this has meant choosing between kicking their bad animal testing habit or having their products pulled off the shelves in Europe (the largest global market for cosmetics).
However, Humane Society International has just learned that European bureaucrats are considering introducing legislation that could delay the overdue sales ban—perhaps by years. If successful, such legislation would mean unnecessary suffering and death for many thousands of animals. But it doesn’t have to happen.
We need to act quickly and remind EU decision makers that caring consumers around the world expect shop shelves to be cruelty-free, and that they have a moral obligation to uphold the sales ban. Please sign HSI’s “Cruelty Free 2013” petition today.
I’ve never really understood why an animal should suffer for my lipstick, shower gel and body cream. So, for me, signing this was a no-brainer.
Do hope there’s more of you, out there, who feel the same…