The Body Shop joins forces with Cruelty Free International to present updated Alternative Report against animal testing at World Congress

The Body Shop joins forces with Cruelty Free International to present updated Alternative Report against animal testing at World Congress

Cruelty Free International will introduce it’s new edition of The Body Shop-funded Alternatives Report at the 10th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences in a bid to highlight ways in which businesses can easily and effectively switch from animal testing to alternative methods.

The report will be presented during a seminar on the charity’s global campaign to replace animal testing via the United Nations, with Cruelty Free International Director of Science & Regulatory Affairs Dr Katy Taylor and North America Campaign Manager Monica Engebretson highlighting the latest technologies available to facilitate the shift.

The second edition of the report, named ‘Meeting the global challenge – A guide to assessing the safety of cosmetics without using animals’, looks at the alternative approaches available for governments, politicians, regulators and cosmetics manufacturers, while highlighting their effectiveness and cost-efficiency as opposed to traditional animal testing routes.

Jessie Macneil-Brown, Head of Global Campaigns, at The Body Shop said, “The Body Shop is proud to support this ground-breaking report on the practical solutions to ending animal testing in our industry. Half a million animals suffer in tests for cosmetics around the world every year, and over 80% of the world still allows animal testing for cosmetics. Yet these animal tests are completely unnecessary, cruel, expensive and unreliable. Enough is enough – it’s time for a global ban on animal testing for cosmetics.”

The presentation of the report follows the new partnership between Cruelty Free International and The Body Shop formed in June, which launched a global campaign for a worldwide ban on animal testing on cosmetics products and ingredients.

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