EU bans animal testing for cosmetics

EU bans animal testing for cosmetics


As of today, cosmetics tested on animals can no longer be sold in the EU market. The Commission today adopted a Communication affirming its commitment to respect the deadline set by Council and Parliament in 2003 and stressing that it intends to further support research and innovation in this area but without compromising animal welfare.

As European Commissioner in charge of Health & Consumer Policy, Tonio Borg, stated: "Today's entry into force of the full marketing ban give...


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