animal-testing, COSMETICS, EC

Crunch Time for the People’s Push to Make Europe Animal-Testing Free

Human Society International: Today marks the start of the European parliamentary hearing on the 1.2 million strong European Citizen Initiative (ECI) petition calling for a Europe without animal testing.

Troy Seidle, Humane Society International vice president of research & toxicology, says:

“Reforms to the EU’s chemicals law are urgently needed to close loopholes that have allowed authorities to demand new animal tests for cosmetic ingredients, and reposition animal-free approaches as the gold standard for modern safety assessment. The much anticipated REACH reform process is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for EU institutions to honour the will of citizens who supported this ECI by standing firm against the introduction of new or expanded animal test requirements. Going forward, citizens expect that every legal reform process will tangibly reduce the testing burden on animals – not make it worse – until the EU’s stated goal of full replacement is achieved.”

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