EU set to ban ALL Import and sale of animal tested products on March 11, 2013

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by topaz, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. topaz

    topaz Well-Known Member

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    http://www.examiner.com/article/european-union-is-set-to-ban-animal-testing-for-cosmetics

    http://www.crueltyfreeinternational.org/en/a/EU-set-to-ban-animal-testing-for-cosmetics-forever-news

    The ban would affect all cosmetics, including toiletries, makeup, soaps and even toothpaste. The EU is following Israel who already has this in place.

    This is BIG & Great news!
     
  2. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

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  3. Angelskates

    Angelskates Well-Known Member

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  4. BittyBug

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    This is indeed huge, especially considering that so many global cosmetic brands are made in Europe. Thank you, EU. :respec:
     
  5. kosjenka

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    interesting, considering how many brands have their products tested in order to sell in China... oh, I forgot! That is something chinese government does!
     
  6. DAngel

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    China is big on consumer safety? I thought that's USA and Japan... :confused:
     
  7. maatTheViking

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    There is NO consumer safety in the US, IMHO - having lived in the US and Denmark. Most EU countries has way higher standards (US relies on post-problems lawsuits to keep companies in line).

    The EU is much better at protecting the consumer and demanding labeling, for instance (such as GMO labeling etc). I see this as another step, and a great one.

    There should be no need to test cosmetics on animals, as far as I know you can use synthetic materials to see if eye make up will bother the eye, for instance.
     
  8. kosjenka

    kosjenka Well-Known Member

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    I am against animal testing from cosmetics simply because there has not been any new ingredients in makeup in years. What's the point of testing on animals?
     
  9. DAngel

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    What about the CPSC?

    Not that I'm for animal testing.... I just thought it's weird that China cares that much about consumer safety when their products are known to be... somewhat unreliable... :shuffle:
     
  10. Evilynn

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    Wow, I'm shocked (in a good way!). :eek: I thought they'd just postpone it again as they have the past 10 years. Not sure what all the brands who started selling in China will do (I'm still :mad: about MAC). Perhaps the products that aren't tested at all will be sold in the EU and the ones that are (mascara, mostly, IIRC?) will stay banned. There goes huge chunks of the perfume market and a lot of make up brands as well and L'Oréal must be fuming!
     
  11. Zemgirl

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    I believe Israel has passed this law but it will not go into effect for another year or two.

    It's still great news, though! :)
     
  12. Peaches LaTour

    Peaches LaTour Well-Known Member

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    Excellent news, indeed!

    Lola, my cat, is happy about it, too. :D
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2013
  13. elka_sk8

    elka_sk8 Well-Known Member

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    Exactly! Wish the US would follow suit.