However, many well-known cosmetics companies continue to test their products or ingredients on animals outside of the EU to introduce new products to countries where the authorities require mandatory animal testing. There are already more than 20,000 chemical ingredients available to producers of cosmetics products that are considered to be safe, so there is no excuse for any more animals to suffer. If we can end animal testing for the EU - why not everywhere?
Join the RSPCA as they call on the top ten global cosmetics companies (including Avon, Estee Lauder, Kao, Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Shisedo, L'Oreal and Unilever) to ‘Makeover the World’ by committing: not to use animals to develop new products or ingredients; not to market further products in countries where animal testing is required; to help further the development of humane alternative methods.
The RSPCA say: "We want to see the day when no new cosmetics products or ingredients are tested on any animal, anywhere in the world!" You can join the movement by signing their petition, or simply giving yourself a makeover and sharing it with the hashtag #MakeoverTheWorld (and the link to the petition!) You could really make a difference and help the cosmetics industry change forever. What are you waiting for?
Find out more about the campaign here. Sign the petition here.