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EU ban on cosmetic animal testing comes into effect

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Today (11th March), the 7th Amendment to the Cosmetics Directive comes into force and finally bans animal testing from taking place anywhere in the world for cosmetics and toiletries sold in the European Union. This means that from today onwards, anyone wishing to sell new cosmetic products and ingredients in the EU must not test them on animals anywhere in the world.

This will go down in history as the day the EU finally banned cruel cosmetics in Europe, this is thanks to the incredible work of many groups and organisations which have campaigned for over 20 years against animal testing,