EU Bans Animal Tested Cosmetics. (Additional links included)

Flemish Giant Rabbit, Toffee, with red Guinea pigSpeaking of working hard to make a change... THIS IS HUGE.... the Humane Society International announces:  EU (European Union) BANS  ANIMAL TESTED COSMETICS! Did you know that in many parts of the world, animals in laboratories are still suffering and dying to test cosmetics such as lipstick and shampoo? They have chemicals forced down their throat and dripped into their eyes and on to their shaved skin. It's the ugly secret of the beauty industry that Humane Society International is determined to end.

Q: What does “cruelty-free” mean in relation to cosmetics?

A: A cruelty-free cosmetics company is one that has eliminated animal testing at all levels of production as of a “fixed cut-off date.” This must apply not only to the finished products that consumers purchase, but also to each and every raw ingredient. In order to meet its commitment to cruelty-free, a company must not sell its products in countries that require animal testing; it must not use new ingredients that would lead to new animal testing; and it must ensure that all of its ingredient suppliers commit to a policy of “no new cosmetics animal testing.” There is much more to this Humane Society International article so please click this link to read the rest: http://www.hsi.org/issues/becrueltyfree/facts/about_cosmetics_animal_testing.html I have complied other important links for you to read up on and to educate yourself and friends! 1. AAVS (American Anti-Vivisection Society)... "Leaping Bunny Applauds Europe's Decision to Ban Animal Testing on Cosmetics" http://www.aavs.org/site/c.bkLTKfOSLhK6E/b.8597837/k.4895/Leaping_Bunny_Applauds_Europe8217s_Decision_to_Ban_Animal_Testing_on_Cosmetics.htm#.UT9M8jcymEE 2. Leaping Bunny "FAQ about the EU Cosmetic Testing Ban"     http://leapingbunny.org/eu2013/index.html#.UT9IQTcymEE 3. PCRM (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine), " Victory! EU Confirms Ban on Marketing of Animal Tested Cosmetics and Ingredients" http://www.pcrm.org/media/blog/feb2013/eu-ban-on-marketing-animal-tested-cosmetics. I am more than happy to help answer questions you might have.  I am so happy to know that you are a Cruelty Free Consumer
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