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EU Bans Sale of Cosmetics Tested on Animals

After years of trying, the EU finally put into effect Monday a complete ban on the sale of cosmetics developed through animal testing.

The EU has progressively clamped down on animal testing since the 1990s and banned most such products in 2009, but it left a few exemptions for several toxicity tests which will now cease.

The ban applies to all products, wherever in the world they come from.

Source: AFP. Read full article. (link)

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  • ant1sthenes||

    If they aren't being tested on animals, then aren't they basically being tested as soon as people start using them? And humans are a type of animal, so this law seems to ban all cosmetics.