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Is animal testing allowed within the EU in 2021?

I’ve received some unhealthy information guys. We already knew the EU animal testing ban wasn’t a whole ban. Many beauty components have been examined on the chemical stage below REACH legal guidelines, overriding animal testing legal guidelines. It has not too long ago been dropped at my consideration that the state of affairs is quite a bit worse than we initially thought. So principally, many cruelty free magnificence manufacturers (within the EU, US, and past) aren’t really cruelty free, and the manufacturers might not even comprehend it.

I’ve been discussing this with Jean of Bunny Military. She is on the entrance strains investigating animal testing legal guidelines. She is the lead creator of the peer-reviewed paper explaining the animal testing that has been hidden from us. That is her abstract of what’s going on:

Animal testing within the EU – 2021

What’s occurring?  Beauty components within the EU are being examined on animals below the EU chemical substances legislation, known as REACH, despite the fact that a unique legislation, the Beauty Regulation, bans animal testing of beauty components. 

Animal testing is being required in the EU in 2021 - why is this happening?

Why is it occurring? The Beauty Regulation has loopholes. The EU company that enforces REACH says these loopholes require animal testing of beauty components for ecotoxicity and for employee security. The company maintains that the Beauty Regulation ban applies solely to checks for client security.

Why are we just hearing about the animal testing in the EU in 2021?

Why am I simply listening to about this now? The testing is buried within the REACH chemical recordsdata. Official EU experiences on animal testing record the checks solely as “industrial chemical substances laws” checks. There was no public reporting of those as checks on beauty components. An evaluation of REACH dossiers, simply printed*, revealed the extent of the REACH testing on beauty components.

A survey of two EU retailers found 400 cosmetics with ingredients tested on animals

How unhealthy is it? A survey of merchandise at two EU retailers, one high-end and one mass-market, discovered over 400 cosmetics that possible had components examined on animals. The merchandise included hair care, skincare, and make-up merchandise. The manufacturers in all probability have no idea in regards to the checks, as a result of there isn’t a present course of within the EU to inform them.

How can we stop animal testing in the EU?

Can this be mounted? Sure. It have to be mounted by the European Fee/Parliament, by amending REACH and the Beauty Regulation to ban animal testing of beauty components for any objective.

What can I do to end animal testing in the EU?

UPDATE: The petition is right here! You have to be a EU citizen to signal:

A coalition of EU animal welfare teams can be launching a big marketing campaign very quickly. You can even write your cruelty-free manufacturers to point out your help for them and ask them to share any updates on social media in order that we will all maintain knowledgeable.

You possibly can go to Bunny Military for more information on this subject.

*Persevering with animal checks of beauty components below REACH.

Leaping Bunny Assertion

Right here is Leaping Bunny’s public assertion on the difficulty:

“We respect the analysis and evaluation that went into this report and we absolutely help calls for within the EU, from each business and animal safety teams, for upholding the testing ban on cosmetics. The necessities for animal testing on beauty components below REACH are clearly counter to the intent of the EU Cosmetics Regulation, and so they symbolize a severe betrayal of shoppers and residents. Shoppers within the US and Canada will be assured that Leaping Bunny licensed corporations are very a lot devoted to creating merchandise freed from animal testing. They undergo a cautious and thorough vetting course of to make sure compliance with our Commonplace, and we are going to proceed to work with licensed corporations within the US and Canada to assist them stay cruelty-free on this difficult atmosphere.”

And from their web site – they state that they’re working with manufacturers to interchange the components which were examined on animals:

“We perceive that there could also be cases through which licensed corporations have unknowingly obtained components that aren’t in compliance with our Commonplace. In these cases, we are going to assessment every state of affairs on a case-by-case foundation and decide whether or not the licensed firm can remediate the state of affairs and stay licensed. We’re completely satisfied that, despite potential lapses, our record of licensed corporations is probably the most reliable record obtainable of manufacturers that don’t check on animals.”

My ideas about transferring ahead

As an alternative of going after particular person corporations, we actually must ban collectively as a group and get the lawmakers to vary the legal guidelines which can be mandating animal checks. Many manufacturers have NO IDEA that the components they’re buying are being examined on animals.

Do the animal testing laws in the EU affect products sold in the US and other countries?

The components are a part of the worldwide provide chain, so this isn’t simply an EU subject. Many giant manufacturers are bought globally, and lots of manufacturers from the US and different non-EU nations are buying components from EU corporations. For instance, there are a small variety of perfume and flavoring corporations that nearly each beauty firm (and meals firm!) purchases important oils and aroma chemical substances from (Symrise, Firmenich, Givaudin, and so forth). These corporations WANT to stay cruelty free however are on the mercy of the lawmakers.

I feel it’s vital to notice that we don’t must create hate for any specific nation (China, EU, and so forth) or its residents. We simply want to vary the legal guidelines. Aspect notice: You possibly can learn extra about Chinese language animal testing legal guidelines right here. The article explains why post-market animal testing in China is now not a serious concern – solely pre-market testing.

And (you may ask), how will we preserve that chemical substances are SAFE for ourselves and our surroundings? There are alternate options to most animal checks. Animal checks are sometimes cheaper (much less coaching, tech, and manpower wanted), however they don’t seem to be moral.

If you’re a EU citizen, signal the petition! And if not, please share it. And (properly) let your favourite cruelty free manufacturers find out about this, and ask them to maintain us knowledgeable.

You can even share this picture on social media with a hyperlink to this web page to unfold the phrase:

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