Animal Rights

EU Bans Sale of Cosmetics Tested on Animals

No matter where they come from


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.