Friday, January 4, 2013

Israel bans Cosmetics Testing on Animals

Its yet another reason to buy Israeli products.  Israel may very well be the world’s first cruelty-free cosmetics market. Effective  at midnight on December 31, animal testing for cosmetic,  personal care and household products has been banned in Israel.

MK Eitan Cabel  called the move a “true revolution in animal welfare.” saying “Animal testing in the Cosmetics Industry inflicts horrific suffering on these animals. Each product requires between 2,000-3,000 tests, and animals die in agony,”

Animal testing for cosmetics and other products was banned in Israeli laboratories in 2007. The current  ban is focused on products that are imported from other countries and follows guidelines set by the European Union in 2004. Products that are medically necessary are exempt from the ban.

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