Global non-profit announces vision to end product testing on animals worldwide

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Comedian Ricky Gervais is a strong supporter of animal-free testing
Comedian Ricky Gervais is a strong supporter of animal-free testing
Cruelty Free International, a new global non-profit organisation, established by longstanding campaigner BUAV, has spelt out its vision to end product testing on animals worldwide.

The organisation will place the issue of animal testing on the agenda of many governments as part of a global strategy to tackle product testing. An internationally coordinated campaign will be launched with national campaigns run from regional hubs.

There is currently no worldwide ban on animal testing for cosmetics, although progress has been made and funding made available to find alternative methods, and Cruelty Free International believes extra measures should be taken to ensure 100 per cent of cosmetics testing is animal free.

"Animal testing for cosmetics is still allowed in most of the world. That means thousands of animals can continue to die for the sake of a new shampoo. We urgently need a worldwide ban on this cruel and unnecessary suffering,”​ stated comedian and actor Ricky Gervais, an ambassador for Cruelty Free International.

Related topics: Regulation & Safety, Animal Testing

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