DESPITE a UK and EU ban on the use of animals to test cosmetic products, large numbers of cosmetics available in high street stores still contain ingredients that have previously been tested on animals.
Contrary to popular belief, until 2013 cosmetic companies are still allowed to market and sell products within the UK and EU that have been tested on animals in other parts of the world.
The British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) is urging shoppers to only purchase cosmetics that are BUAV Approved via the Humane Cosmetics Standard, symbolised by the ‘leaping bunny’ logo.
This remains the only way for consumers to know that their products are cruelty free, thereby ensuring they are not supporting the continued cruel use of animals in cosmetic and toiletry testing.
The BUAV has also set a target to have ten high street brands go cruelty free by March 2010 as part of our campaign to put an end to the pain and suffering inflicted on animals in the name of beauty.
For a full list of BUAV approved companies and to learn more about how you can support this important campaign, please visit www.buav.org/itstimeto act or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
British Union for the Abolition
of Vivisection (BUAV)