17th January 2019
Ukraine could be next country to end cosmetics animal testing
We welcome proposals from the country's Minister of Health
Ukraine's Ministry of Health has just announced a consultation that would bring its cosmetics laws in line with those of the European Union's Cosmetics Regulation, including prohibitions on cosmetics animal testing.
Cruelty Free International's Director of Public Affairs, Kerry Postlewhite, has welcomed the news, saying: "This is potentially another big step forward in the goal to end cruel and unnecessary animal testing for cosmetics around the globe. We very much welcome the minister's initiative. The fact that countries like Ukraine are looking to the EU model underlines the importance of those bans, but at the same time should act to bolster the resolve of European decision-makers to make sure they are honoured and not be chipped away at by chemicals overreach."
We'll keep you updated as soon as we have more news!