The news broke that the European Union is soon to cut all ties with the practice of testing cosmetics on animals.
More precisely, all countries that happen to be members of the European Union will no longer be allowed to import or sell animal-tested cosmetics.
Apparently, this ban is to affect not just make-up and the like, but also toiletries, Ecorazzi explains.
As a spokesperson for the EU put it, “The ban will take effect on March 11; this means that, “Anyone who wishes to sell new cosmetic products and ingredients in the EU must not test them on animals anywhere in the world.”
Furthermore, “The ban affects all cosmetics including toiletries and beauty products from soap to toothpaste.”
Should things go as planned, the ban is to come into effect on March 11, 2013.
Needless to say, animal rights activists were quite glad to hear that, soon enough, significant progress would be made in terms of putting an end to animal cruelty worldwide.