10th May 2018
One step closer to a global ban
UK MPs back our call for an end to animal cosmetics testing at Westminster debate
Last week we joined Dr Lisa Cameron MP at Westminster Hall as she led an exciting debate on the UK’s role in globally banning cosmetics testing on animals.
During the debate fellow MPs voiced their support for the call for the UK to champion a global ban on cosmetics testing on animals, a big step in our mission to internationally end cosmetics animal testing.
Cosmetics animal testing has been banned in Britain since 1997 and across the European Union since 2013, saving hundreds of thousands of animals from death and unnecessary suffering. Yet despite these progressive steps over 80% of countries still allow animal testing for cosmetics.
Dr Lisa Cameron, SNP MP for East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow, said: "I called for this debate to raise awareness amongst parliamentarians that whilst the UK is world-leading in animal welfare, this is often ineffective because most of the rest of the world still has inadequate laws allowing animal tests for cosmetic products and ingredients. I am championing Cruelty Free International and the Body Shop UK’s campaign to ban cosmetic testing on animals worldwide which has overwhelming public support and should be adopted in a resolution by the United Nations.”
Michelle Thew, CEO of Cruelty Free International, said: “We are delighted that UK MPs have brought this issue to the attention of the government at Westminster. The goal is now for a resolution to be passed at the UN to enforce harmonised rules that will be good for industry, animals and consumers who want to see an end to the cruel, unnecessary and outdated practice of animal cosmetics testing.”
Have you joined our fight for a global ban yet? Sign the #ForeverAgainstAnimalTesting petition here.