MEP calls for EU to promote global ban on animal testing for cosmetics

MEP calls for EU to promote global ban on animal testing for cosmetics

Labour MEP Miriam Dalli is calling for the EU to promote a global ban on animal testing for cosmetics by spearheading the drafting of a resolution on the importance of ending the practice worldwide, according to a report published by The Independent.

“Europe has a thriving and innovative cosmetics sector, and research efforts on alternative methods have achieved impressive results,” said Dalli, in an address to the EP committee on the environment. “The EU has sent a strong message to the world and successfully shown that the phasing-out of animal testing for cosmetics was possible… This is the message we wish to deliver at global level.”

Following a debate with both the European Council and the European Commission, the resolution will be voted on in the March plenary session.

 

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