19 April 2012

LUSH, HSUS and HSI join together to ban animal testing for cosmetics

LUSH Cosmetics has joined forces with the Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society International on a global campaign to end the cruel practice of cosmetics testing on animals.

With the help of concerned citizens and cruelty-free consumers, the organizations will urge legislators, regulators and scientists to ban the use of animals in toxicology tests.

“Consumers are largely unaware that some shampoos and lipsticks still involve chemical poisoning of animals such as rabbits and mice. Science has moved beyond this and there is no place for cosmetic testing on animals in modern society,” said Kate Willett, director of regulatory toxicology, risk assessment and alternatives for the HSUS.

According to the Humane Society, animal testing is not a requirement under U.S. law. Safety can be assured by using safe ingredients and non-animal testing methods.

Concerned consumers are encouraged to sign petitions available at LUSH store or online here to urge governments to outlaw these cruel, out-dated practices.

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Buffalo, New York Kaitlyn is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication and minor in Women’s Studies. She worked as a barista at a vegan cafĂ© before landing a job as assignment editor for a TV news station in Buffalo, New York. She's trying to be a “runner" and just signed up to run her first half-marathon in May. Also, she loves food - especially vegan cupcakes.

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