A senior Lush executive lobbied for an end to animal testing at the Labour Party Conference in Liverpool yesterday.
Lush Director Karl Bygrave joined English songwriter Will Young at the event to call for an end to the controversial practice.
Discussions on the efficacy and safety of testing on dogs and other animals in the name of science took place during the event.
New innovations in the non-animal testing sector were also explored.
Bygrave and Young were joined by the founder and CEO of XCellR8, Dr Carol Treasure, Jessamy Korotoga, Head of Campaigns at Animal Aid and Dr Jarrod Bailey, Science Director at Animal Free Research UK.
Lush has had a strong stance against animal testing since opening its first shop in 1995.
The beauty and wellness brand stated that animal testing is “poor science” and its results are “irrelevant for humans”.
“Instead, we test our products for safety and effectiveness on human volunteers – real people,” the brand said in a statement.
“We also use in vitro test methods, using human cell-cultures and microbiology.”
Lush will be at Parliament next month meeting MPs to further discussions on ways to end animal testing in the UK.
This is being sponsored by Carolyn Harris MP, Chair of the All-Party Group on Beauty.