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Victory! European Commission Pledges to Uphold Cosmetics Testing Ban Deadline

Written by PETA | February 1, 2013

Update: The European Commission has confirmed that it will uphold the original March 2013 deadline for the ban on the sale, within the European Union (EU), of any cosmetics or cosmetics ingredients that have been tested on animals. This marketing ban means that companies all around the world that want to sell cosmetics in Europe will have to abandon animal testing for cosmetics that they want to sell in the EU. The decision follows vigorous campaigning by PETA and its international affiliates that included public protests, phone calls, and more than 20,000 e-mails. New Commissioner Tonio Borg met with PETA U.K. to deliver the news personally, and the organization has sent a huge bouquet of flowers to the commission in thanks.

Originally posted on September 22nd, 2011: 

PETA friend and animal advocate extraordinaire Pamela Anderson has written to European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy John Dalli urging him to honor the original 2013 deadline for banning the sale of cosmetics in the European Union that have been tested on animals. The European Commission is considering delaying the deadline for years—and perhaps indefinitely.

In her letter, Pamela states, “I love cosmetics, but there’s no reason for animals to suffer for lip gloss and eye-liner; those cruel tests are from another era.” She adds: “Today, there are effective and 100 percent humane non-animal testing methods. We also already know thousands of ingredients that have a long history of safe use. Hundreds of manufacturers have already been using them for years! Please, don’t turn back the clock.”

Please join Pamela in calling on the European Commission to stick to the 2013 deadline.

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  • Lisa says:

    Please Don’t Delay Animal Testing Ban! Today, there are effective and 100 percent humane non-animal testing methods. We also already know thousands of ingredients that have a long history of safe use. Hundreds of manufacturers have already been using them for years!

  • tatarkova dana says:

    stop

  • Nacole Goodman says:

    “Today, there are effective and 100 percent humane non-animal testing methods. We also already know thousands of ingredients that have a long history of safe use. Hundreds of manufacturers have already been using them for years! Please, don’t turn back the clock.” well said Pam Do not push back the 2013 deadline for the animal testing ban on cosmetics.

  • sharon stewart says:

    Please for once a politition will keep to their word. This is barbaric and there is no excuse AT ALL to keep torturing innocent animals. They dont wear cosmetics… why should the innocent suffer. Everybody knows in this day and age it does not need to happen. Stick to your words and ban this useless cruel, crude method. Look at the picture of that wee mouse, been blinded. Would you like things to be forced down your throat, put in your eyes? the list is endless. Be a man and stick by your word please,

  • Nargiza says:

    I 100% agree with Pamela Anderson, in that there is no point for animals to suffer and be hurt for make-up. Animals can not give consent to use their bodies and harm them, so why continue doing so?

  • BIER EMMANUELLE says:

    !

  • Reba Armstrong says:

    We must stop testing animals for our bloody vanity! Karmically, we human beings have hell to pay for our horrible mistreatment and cruelty to animals, who want, just like us, to live in peace.

  • Toni Crist says:

    Animals should not suffer for the need for cosmetics. animals should live happy and not have to worry.

  • John A. Pohlmann says:

    We will decend on anyone unable to defend theirself.

  • Mary DeMarchi says:

    Please don’t test on animals & use humane non-animal testing methods.

  • Paola Gavino says:

    We are 21st century, experimentation with animals should be banned as soon as possible.

  • Linda says:

    There is no need to make animals suffer any longer. Let’s evolve together….

  • Linda says:

    There is no need to make animals suffer any longer. Let’s evolve together….

  • Erika Comellas says:

    I will not enhance my looks knowing cruelty is my accomplice!

  • Luisa says:

    I will not purchase animal tested products.

  • Mike Vanderstraeten says:

    Stop this torture…we are supposed to be civilised people.

  • SDOVE says:

    Completely agree… absolutely NO need of these tests, we don’t need anything new, and if you feel the need to find something long lasting, waterproof, etc, test it on yourself! or your kids! ..

  • Sunny rays says:

    Ohh my!! whats good in the cosmetic beauty if it carries the stain of such innocent creatures!! i never knew animals are hurt because of lip gloss and eye-liners!! :O

  • Jennifer says:

    There is no need for animals to suffer. With the technologies of today, I’m sure we can find some other way of testing without any living creature. Or better yet, use natural and organic ingredients in cosmetics!

  • Shawn Sia says:

    Please, do what is morally right, and stop supporting this cruel animal testing. We, in the US, need to look at you and learn, not, you in the EU, learning from our corporate-run corrupted system. Thank you a lot for your consideration

  • Jane Cleveland says:

    This is just plain and simply cruel!!!

  • Val says:

    Please stop the cruelty!!!

  • Danielle augustini says:

    Animal testing is inhumane

  • Danielle augustini says:

    Animal testing is inhumane

  • Sally says:

    Abolish unnecessary animal testing NOW!

  • Marlinda Kepler says:

    Stop using animals for testing !!! It is not necessary !!! Please stop!!!!

  • Avril de Carteret says:

    Stop the testing on poor animals please

  • Sarah Hamilton says:

    Stop animal testing! There’s no need for this terrible cruelty

  • samantha s says:

    Please stop testing on animals..its cruel!

  • Megan Thomas says:

    Animal testing is a cruel and inhumane act that needs to be banned immediately! As a female consumer, I take this very seriously and will only by products not tested on animals. Please I urge you to not delay the ban on animal testing, this is the right thing to do.

  • SHERYL LONG says:

    What the hell is wrong with people?? Does NOBODY have any God-given common sense or compassion anymore?? There’s a place called “HELL” for people like this!!!

  • liezel says:

    I second this

  • Denise says:

    I support this cause. Stop this felony

  • eve rudel says:

    PLEASE ! STOP THE CRUELTY ! everybody knows that chemicals in the eyes do cause harm. there is no need for testing this again and again on animals. how could this feel to you? same for animals! please make it stop. thank you.

  • Stacy Guidry says:

    The UK needs to take the lead on this because the US won’t!!!

  • Gayle Klein says:

    Please discontinue the unnecessary and cruel testing of animals for cosmetics. It is redundant in most cases, and there are alternatives for testing if needed.

  • Nicola Goodwin says:

    Don’t you think Animals have gone through enough barbaric practices? Please Use the 2013 cut off date.

  • Monika Zakrzewska says:

    Keep your word and keep the world better for animals.

  • clodagh mc guinness says:

    I urge you please —- this is insane that such cruelty exists for our vanity .

  • Deborah Rhomberg says:

    Please don’t delay the ban. It is pointless for animals to suffer for cosmetics. Please stick to original deadline!!!

  • Alicia says:

    Its just wrong.. If people already know of ingredients in cosmetics that DONT harm people, WHY are they still looking for the ones that possible can and test them on defenseless animals? Pathetic. And people wonder why I dont wear make-up.. Since they have absolutely NO PROBLEM doing this, why dont they go home to their dog or cat (or whatever animal they/their family has) and do this? See how well THAT goes over with the wife and kids!

  • Susan Coulombe says:

    Stop Animal Testing ! PLEASE ! ! ! ! !

  • Andrea Bedard says:

    PLEASE! Stop testing cosmetics on helpless animals. It’s wrong and it’s cruel :(

  • sj says:

    I agress 100% with what Pamela Anderson has said. Its barbaric to use these methods and inhumane,that picture of that cute little rat made.me sick,i refuse to buy cosmetics that are tested on animals and ive also converted my sisters into doing the same. Its sick and its wrong so please stop,the last time I checked animals didnt wear makeup!

  • annmarie says:

    I agree we need this to stop now

  • Lupita says:

    Please stop this nonsense

  • alejandra lopez says:

    animals are no objects they have the right to live free, stop testing with them, there are another alternatives. I’m against testing in animals

  • Lisa says:

    Please stop animal testing just now!

  • amylovesangels says:

    i urge you to stop immediately….animals do not need to be used for testing for human makeup…this is disgusting and needs stopped immediately

  • ninieh says:

    People who mistreats animals are no different with murderers. There is no acceptable reason for humans to treat animals this way. Aren’t we as the highest creation of God should be the one to protect them? If HUMANS cannot PROTECT THEM, who will??? Intelligent as we are, surely we can find another way to test any products without the use of animals. PROFIT! PROFIT! It is time to have a CONSCIENCE. I salute people who in their own little ways *publicized or not* make a difference for these lovely creatures! Hoping for more of your success! And may GOD bless you all!

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