The European Commission hailed has voted to ban animal for cosmetics. More than 80 countries must test their products on animals by law. However, this ban will have a direct effect in any company’s ability to sell across Europe.
Since most cosmetics products are made in China. They will definitely have to change their practices. You will begin to see the not tested on animals on most of their newer products. The sale of any cosmetic product tested on animals will now be illegal in the EU, regardless of country the animals were tested in. Japanese cosmetic brand Shiseido announced it would end virtually all animal testing as a direct result of the EU ban.’
In the United States, a large percentage of the animals used in such testing ,such as laboratory-bred rats and mice are not counted in official statistics and receive no protection under the Animal Welfare Act.”