Industries cooperate to phase out animal tests

Industries cooperate to phase out animal tests


The European Commission and cosmetics, chemicals and pharmaceuticals industries last week presented plans to phase out animal testing for products within the European Union.
Voluntary measures are aimed at “refining, reducing and replacing animal use to meet regulatory safety requirements,” the Commission said in a statement.
The plan also sets new standards for industries who want to use the label “not tested on animals.” Companies wishing to do so have to prove that no animals were used to...


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