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Lush Cosmetics, The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International Launch Global Campaign to END Cosmetic Animal Testing

Posted on: April 17, 2012

LUSH Cosmetics, in collaboration with The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and Humane Society International (HSI) have launched the largest-ever global campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics. 48 countries are participating in the campaign, and it will also launch in over 700 Lush stores worldwide.

Says Kate Willett, director of regulatory toxicology, risk assessment and alternatives for The HSUS:

The beauty industry continues needless animal testing and it’s time for it to stop. Consumers are largely unaware that some shampoos and lipsticks still involve chemical poisoning of animals such as rabbits and mice. Science has moved us beyond this and there is no place for cosmetic testing on animals in modern society.

Cosmetic animal testing has already been banned in Europe, and a ban on the sale of newly animal tested cosmetics in other parts of the world should go into effect sometime next year. Consumers who feel strongly about cosmetic animal testing may also lend their voice in support of this campaign by signing petitions at their local Lush store or online at http://www.humanesociety.org/becrueltyfree and  www.fightinganimaltesting.com/na.

I think this is a huge move in the fight against cosmetic animal testing, and will definitely be signing the petition to eradicate this scientifically unreliable method of testing the safety of cosmetics. Will you be lending your voice to the campaign?

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