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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