In September 2021 Ethical Consumer searched the eBay website for an animal testing policy. Although the company was a platform rather than a direct retailer, it was expected to set rules for sellers regarding animal rights. Listings were found of cosmetics and personal care products, which was a sector in which animal testing was a prevalant issue.
No information about animal testing could be found. As a result eBay received Ethical Consumer's worst rating for Animal Testing and lost a whole mark in this category.
ebay website (21 August 2018)