Makeup Will No Longer Be Tested On Animals In The EU
Our furry friends in the European Union will finally be safe.
On the 21st of September, the European Union announced that it will no longer allow cosmetic products that have been tested on animals to be sold in European markets.
This is great news for animal lovers everywhere, who have long protested and stood against the testing that many cosmetic companies perform on animals.
Many of the largest brands in the world are still not cruelty-free, such as L'Oreal, Estee Lauder, Procter & Gamble, Clorox, Johnson & Johnson, S.C. Johnson, Colgate-Palmolive, Reckitt Benckiser, Church & Dwight, Unilever, and Dial/Henkel.
However, there are many brands that have already committed to stopping their animal testing, such as Christian Dior, Body Shop, ELF or Jeffree Star Cosmetics. Meanwhile, the NGO lists about 1,900 cosmetic brands worldwide that have banned animal testing for all of their products.
This list will only grow as more and more countries begin to put similar laws in place. Although the United States has not fully banned animal-testing, there are many groups that are working towards this ultimate change.
For now, animals everywhere can feel just a little bit safer.