An end to animal testing of cosmetics

March 14, 2013 at 4:06 pm Leave a comment

An end to animal testing of cosmetics is the goal of the inaugural Be Cruelty-Free Week, launched by The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International. The global campaign urges consumers to get involved in creating a humane economy – both with their pocketbooks and the power of their voices. A nationwide poll conducted by Lake Research Partners found that 67 percent of American voters oppose testing cosmetics on animals.

The launch of Be Cruelty-Free Week coincides with a European Union ban on selling cosmetics newly tested on animals anywhere in the world. The HSUS and Humane Society Legislative Fund are building partnerships with scientists, government officials, and industry leaders to make the United States the next biggest cruelty-free market.

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