Long-time animal ally Sir Paul McCartney is throwing his weight behind the Save Cruelty-Free Cosmetics European Citizens’ Initiative.
“We all thought the battle was over and that cosmetics tests on animals in Europe were a thing of the past, but sadly, that’s not the case. The European Chemicals Agency continues to demand the use of thousands of rabbits, rats, fish, and other animals in cosmetics ingredients tests. But you can help put a stop to it. No animal should suffer for beauty, so if you’re an EU citizen, please go to savecrueltyfree.eu and sign the European Citizens’ Initiative to protect the ban. Signing the petition takes only a minute – and it will help save lives.”
The campaign, which was started by PETA entities around the world, as well as Dove, The Body Shop, and more than 100 animal protection organisations, is calling on the European Union (EU) to uphold and strengthen its ban on animal testing for cosmetics.
Animals Are Still Tormented in EU Laboratories
As McCartney references, thousands of animals are still being forced to inhale or ingest cosmetics ingredients. Even though they are entirely avoidable, these tests are being required by the European Chemicals Agency for ingredients that have been safely used for years.
It means that the EU’s animal testing ban – which set a global precedent – has come under threat.
The ingredients flagged for additional testing are marketed globally. Hence, unless we act now, our right to buy cruelty-free products will be impacted, no matter where we live. Will you spare a moment to take action today?
Join Paul McCartney! Act Now to Save Cruelty-Free Cosmetics
Animals need 1 million EU citizens – regardless of where they live – to support the initiative. Every signature counts!
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