30.1.13

EU Officially Bans Animal Testing On Cosmetics.

I rarely post news-related topics on here, but I thought that this is something I needed to share with you all asap. It's been officially confirmed that from March 11th of this year, the import and sale of cosmetic products that have been tested on animals or contain animal tested ingredients will be banned in the EU.
Animal testing is such an overwhelming topic for people, as we're constantly confused as to what companies actually test on animals. It's sometimes the case that big-name brands may test on animals in certain countries, but not in others. Lists of animal testing companies have swirled around the internet for years and years also, but most are outdated or lacking concrete facts and proof. 
 Animal testing in this day and age is unnecessary, in most circumstances. It's a touchy subject for people, as certain medication for extremely ill people, has to be tested on animals. For cosmetic and beauty products however, it isn't necessary - at all! 
Companies such as Lush and The Body Shop have been campaigning for nearly 20 years for this ban.
It's such a long, overdue announcement - I know that a huge weight has been lifted off of my shoulders personally. In an ideal world, I'd love for all of my products to be 100% cruelty-free, but of course that's not the way as I've always been confused as to who and what brands definitely test on animals. Now I can be certain that the products I buy after March, will be animal testing free and fabulous. I'm absolutely thrilled to hear of this news, it's made my year so far! 
Finally, we're moving out of the past and into the future.

For more info, check out the Cruelty-Free International website here. 

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  1. This is fantastic news! Absolutely the best thing thats happened to the beauty world in a long long time! xx

    http://thebeautyfiend13.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. I don't believe it's been officially confirmed yet. It has just been proposed for March 11th.

    Much the same as with the badger culls things are subject to change.

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    1. It has been officially confirmed!

      The Body Shop posted:

      "After 20 years of campaigning The Body Shop are thrilled to say the least with the success in assisting the EU Ban on all Animal Testing for Cosmetic Products. This EU Ban will come into effect from the 11th March 2013. Please like and share this fantastic news."

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  3. Yay this is great, it's nice to see somethings are finally changing for the better around here

    http://beautyinmywords.blogspot.ie/

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  4. I'm so happy this is actually happening. I always try to make sure the things I buy aren't animal tested but like you said you can never be sure

    Katie
    http://theorytwentyone.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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  5. amazing news its about time! thanks for sharing Leanne x

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  6. Such great news, I will no longer feel confused and guilty when I buy make up!
    tie-dye-eyes

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  7. Oww, ( just want to say such a cute photo of rabbits you have picked) But i do totally agree with this, Its such amazing news that they have made it happen now!

    Pipp xx
    pippjones281190.blogspot.com

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  8. So happy about this ! But it's very disappointing that there's countries opposing this ban. France's excuse was something to do with L'Oreal.

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  9. Does this mean some products and/or brands will be taken off our shelves in March??
    If so any idea which ones??

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    1. The Cruelty-Free International website I linked might have the answer, I'm not too sure I'm afraid!

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  10. Does this mean some products and/or brands will be taken off our shelves in March??
    If so any idea which ones??

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  11. This is brilliant! xxx
    http://unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. I am so so happy with this! It'll make buying make up so much easier and without the thought of 'was the cruelly tested on animals?', so glad it's been passed! xo

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  13. I'm so happy, this is brilliant news.

    http://thumbelinalillie.com
    Megan xxx

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  14. Great to hear! those bunnies are so cute haha xx

    http://facelesssfashion.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. you have basically made my life with this comment. I'm so happy that they are finally banning it, I definitely agree with you - it SO unnecessary!

    xx

    alinasimagination.blogspot.com

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  16. Yes they have banned cosmetics that have been tested on animals, but there are a lot of companies, that you use and give your money to, that test on animals outside the EU. You are still supporting these companies and you are still giving your money to them, to test on animals somewhere else in the future. Here is a link to a very updated list of companies that test on animals: http://www.mediapeta.com/peta/PDF/companiesdotest.pdf

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  18. Spectro group of companies are provide the best cosmetics & pharmaceutical Testing Service in our laboratory with the best qualyfied and exprienced epmloyee which is provide the better testing result with report to the consumers.

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