While MEPs voted in favour of a resolution asking the European Commission to accelerate the transition to a science that bans the use of animals in research, regulatory testing and education; European citizens have launched the initiative (ECI – European Citizens’ Initiative) “Save Cruelty Free Cosmetics – Commit to a Europe without Animal Testing” asking to uphold and strengthen the ban to animal-free safety assessment.

Three quarters of adult EU citizens agree that animal testing for cosmetic products and their ingredients is unacceptable in all circumstances and 72% want a plan to phase out all animal testing.

The initiative calls on the European Commission to:

  • Protect and strengthen the cosmetics animal testing banInitiate legislative change to achieve consumer, worker, and environmental protection for all cosmetics ingredients without testing on animals for any purpose at any time.
  • Transform EU chemicals regulationEnsure human health and environment protection by managing chemicals without the addition of new animal testing requirements.
  • Modernise science in the EUCommit to a legislative proposal plotting a roadmap to phase-out all animal testing in the EU before the end of the current legislative term.

Read the entire document 🔎 Annex

It’s time to act!

Thanks to the most modern, human-relevant and non-animal methods already developed, nowadays animal testing is not necessary to ensure the safety of a product.

What you can do

  • Sign the ECI if you are European citizens 🎯 We aim to reach 1 million signatures (end of period 31/08/2022)
  • Not an EU citizen? Share the initiative with your friends on your social accounts
  • Choose cruelty free cosmetics. When you buy cosmetics, choose brands not tested on animals