Cruelty Free Europe Grieves: ‘Very Little Left Now’ Of Cosmetic Animal-Testing Bans
The European Chemicals Agency's Board of Appeal finds that REACH requires ingredient registrants to perform animal studies, even if their substances are used exclusively in cosmetic products. Historically opposed industry and animal welfare groups both may lose under the board’s decisions.
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In an open letter to the European Commission, Parliament and Council presidents, more than 400 cosmetics companies and animal-rights groups accuse the European Chemicals Agency of effectively “shredding” the animal testing ban on cosmetics by requiring testing for certain chemicals under REACH.
Seven years after the EU’s cosmetic animal testing ban went into full effect, leading beauty companies, chemical suppliers and animal welfare groups agree that European authorities’ administration of REACH is undermining the historic measure, inhibiting innovation and hindering societal progress.