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Switzerland Bans Animal-Tested Cosmetics


Au Naturale Cosmetics - Vegan and OrganicSwitzerland has officially banned the sale of animal-tested cosmetics in the country.

The Swiss Federal Council announced last March that they would ban the marketing of cosmetics that have been tested on animal in foreign places. Their new law has taken that announcement a step further and reflects the European Union ban on selling animal-tested cosmetics after 2013.

“We are delighted that Switzerland will no longer allow cosmetics for which animals have suffered to be sold in the country,” said Michelle Thew, CEO of Cruelty Free International. “This move is the next step to our 20-year campaign to end cruel animal testing everywhere and forever. With no similar measures in place, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Russia and the US are falling behind. It is time now for every government to step up and do the right thing.”

In addition to Switzerland, other countries that have banned animal testing include the 28 European Union countries, India, New Zealand, South Korea and Taiwan, who has passed legislation to officially ban animal testing by 2019.




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