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On this day, Paul McCartney continued his work with PETA by supporting the “Save Cruelty Free Cosmetics” European Citizen’s Initiative to uphold the ban of animal testing for cosmetic items. The campaign was started by PETA as well as brands like Dove, The Body Shop and more than 100 animal protection organisations.
We all thought the battle was over and that cosmetics tests on animals in Europe were a thing of the past, but sadly, that’s not the case. The European Chemicals Agency continues to demand the use of thousands of rabbits, rats, fish, and other animals in cosmetics ingredients tests. But you can help put a stop to it. No animal should suffer for beauty, so if you’re an EU citizen, please go to savecrueltyfree.eu and sign the European Citizens’ Initiative to protect the ban. Signing the petition takes only a minute – and it will help save lives.Paul McCartney – From peta.org.uk, February 11, 2022
About the Save Cruelty-Free Cosmetics European Citizens’ Initiative – From European Citizens’ Initiative (europa.eu):
With the EU ban on cosmetics tests on animals came the promise of a Europe in which animals no longer suffer and die for the sake of cosmetics. That promise has been broken. Authorities still demand animal tests on ingredients used in cosmetics, which goes against the expectations and wishes of the public and the intention of legislators.
Yet, never have we had such powerful non-animal tools for assuring safety or such a golden opportunity to revolutionise human and environmental protection. The European Commission must uphold and strengthen the ban and transition to animal-free safety assessment.
We call on the European Commission to do the following:
1. Protect and strengthen the cosmetics animal testing ban.
Initiate legislative change to achieve consumer, worker, and environmental protection for all cosmetics ingredients without testing on animals for any purpose at any time.
2. Transform EU chemicals regulation.
Ensure human health and the environment are protected by managing chemicals without the addition of new animal testing requirements.
3. Modernise science in the EU.
Commit to a legislative proposal plotting a roadmap to phase-out all animal testing in the EU before the end of the current legislative term.
Last updated on February 12, 2022