The use of animals for cosmetics testing is banned across the EU. Yet animals are still being poisoned and killed in tests for cosmetics ingredients.
This is a blatant violation of both REACH and the EU Cosmetics Regulation.
An EU court ruled that only humane, non-animal methods can be used to satisfy safety-assessment requirements for cosmetics ingredients, reasoning that the purpose of testing is irrelevant in deciding when the ban on sales of animal-tested cosmetics ingredients is triggered. Yet animals continue to suffer and die in such tests.
The EU Cosmetics Regulation ban must be upheld – cosmetics ingredients should not be tested on animals under any circumstances.