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U.K. to no longer allow cosmetics testing in animals; planning lobbying effort in EU.

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

U.K. TO NO LONGER ALLOW ANIMAL TESTING IN COSMETICS as the ultimate outcome of a voluntary agreement between the cosmetics industry, contract research labs and the government. Under the voluntary ban, industry has agreed to return licenses permitting animal testing to the London-based Home Office, a government body equivalent to the U.S. Department of the Interior. The Home Office explained that existing laws did not allow for the revocation of current licenses, so a "voluntary agreement was the quickest way to achieve a ban." The Home Office has "no intention of issuing new licenses," which will ultimately "amount to a complete ban on the use of animals in cosmetic product testing," according to the governmental body.



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