This is such fantastic news that I can barely believe it! To be honest I feel a bit out of the loop because I was really involved in animal rights and anti-vivisection when I was younger but haven’t really looked into it for a while. I didn’t know the EU was even close to doing this but I’m absolutely thrilled that they are. Subjecting animals to basically torture merely for new cosmetics products is just plain wrong. I’m so happy I might have to go (cruelty-free) make-up shopping to celebrate!
I didn’t even know that we were still allowing imports of animal-tested cosmetics! Even that such testing was still being done anywhere. Our fellow blogger nahvalur informed me about it a few days ago http://havehest.wordpress.com/2013/03/10/if-you-want-to-test-cosmetics-why-do-it-on-some-poor-animal-who-hasnt-done-anything-they-should-use-prisoners-who-have-been-convicted-of-murder-or-rape-instead-so-rather-than-seeing-if/
This is great news, now if only the US would follow suit.
I know right! As the original article said, there are 500 million consumers in Europe so the US-based cosmetics companies will want to put they’re goods into that market… So I think this is a huge step in the right direction!
I can’t agree more, but with the US it seems they will do one thing to sell abroad and another for it’s own citizens. I gave up using any make up a while back, with the very rare exception being mascara. The last time I wore it was Christmas day so you can see it’s saved for very special occasions only.