Sign Cruelty Free 2013 Petition
Stop the EU from delaying animal testing ban
Humane Society International has launched a campaign to ensure that the EU doesn't back out of legislation that could stop the suffering of millions of animals worldwide.
The EU is looking to delay the implementation of legislation that would see the sale of all new cosmetics products and ingredients tested on animals banned in the EU from 2013, making the EU the world's first cruelty-free cosmetics zone.
However EU bureaucrats are now threatening to postpone its implementation for 10 years.
Animal testing for cosmetics is banned in the EU, but cosmetics tested on animals in countries such as the United States, China and Brazil
continue to be sold in EU shops despite being tested using methods deemed too cruel to be allowed in EU labs. The EU sales ban would also force companies around the world to stop cosmetics animal testing or have their products removed from EU shop shelves.
The final decision will come after an impact assessment is carried out by the EU, while cosmetics companies continue to lobby for a postponement.
Animal protection organisation, Humane Society International (HSI) is campaigning to save the ban and is asking supporters to sign a petition.
Its Cruelty Free 2013 petition has so far been signed by more than 137,000 compassionate consumers. HSI will be taking the final petition direct to EU politicians in Brussels.
Sign HSI's Cruelty Free 2013 petition here.
Readers can also shop cruelty-free with the help of his by downloading a global Leaping Bunny Compassionate Shopping Guide here.