EU ‘Fully Commits’ to Ban Animal Testing With €500 Million Investment

EU ‘Fully Commits’ to Ban Animal Testing With €500 Million Investment

Livekindly revealed that The EU is standing by its promise to phase out all animal testing, worldwide.

On November 20, Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Internal Market and Industry Commissioner, opened the European Partnership for Alternative Approaches’ annual conference by stating the EU will remain a “pioneer in driving alternatives to animal testing in the cosmetics industry,” Euractiv reported. So far, the EU has dedicated €500m to “alternative” testing “projects.”

Euractiv added that Thomas Forster, vice-president of Henkel, said the EU remains a “front-runner” in the push to institute a global ban on animal testing. “… Many other countries are much more reluctant.”

Forster added he wants the EPAA to obtain global acceptance of OECD guidelines. Currently, OECD guidelines are not accepted in all countries.



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