Lush and HSI join forces to end animal testing

Published: 17-Apr-2012

Global campaign launched

Lush Cosmetics and the Humane Society International/Europe (HSI) have launched a global campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics.

The two organisations believe that testing on animals to produce new cosmetic products or ingredients is unjustified. As a result, they are rolling out a campaign in 48 countries and more than 700 Lush stores across the EU, US, Canada, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Russia.

Although animal testing for cosmetics is already banned in the UK and EU, the two organisations are campaigning to ban the sale of cosmetics tested on animals abroad. A sales ban is due to be implemented in March 2013, but the European Commission is currently considering delaying it or creating a loophole for companies.

Hilary Jones, ethics director at Lush, said: “Animals should not have to rely on voluntary codes of conduct, they should be protected by robust laws, which force all companies to adopt humane methods to bring their products to market. The public demanded this legislation in the 80s and 90s – it is time to honour the promise given to them to take animals out of cosmetics testing.”

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