Switzerland Animal Testing Laws – First Steps Taken to End Animal Testing

Switzerland Animal Testing Laws - First Steps Taken to End Animal Testing

Today is an exciting day! Yet another country is taking steps to end animal testing! The Switzerland animal testing policy has a proposed change that, if passed, would mean great things for their animal testing policy.

If passed, this motion would change the Switzerland animal testing policy by banning the sale of cosmetics containing ingredients that are newly tested on animals. It is very exciting to see more countries around the world taking steps to reduce and eliminate animal testing altogether.

Humane Society International worked with Switzerland to encourage these changes. Continue reading to view their full press release.

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The full press release from Humane Society International is below.

Switzerland Commits to End Sale of Cruel Cosmetics
Humane Society International welcomes Swiss government commitment to #BeCrueltyFree

LONDON (9 March 2016)—The Swiss government announced it will ban the sale of cosmetics containing ingredients newly tested on animals.

The announcement comes in response to a motion introduced by Green Party parliamentarian Maya Graf and if passed would make Switzerland the 35th country to take legal action to stem the trade in animal-tested consumer products since Humane Society International launched its global #BeCrueltyFreecampaign in 2012.

Claire Mansfield, HSI’s #BeCrueltyFree campaign director,said, “It’s great news that Switzerland has joined the growing list of countries that have committed to #BeCrueltyFree byabolishing the sale of cruel cosmetics. This is one more example of the growing momentum to end cosmetics cruelty around the world once and for all. We congratulate MP Graf for raising this important issue in Parliament, and the Swiss government for committing to take action.”

The world’s largest beauty products market, the European Union, together with Norway, Israel, India, New Zealand, Turkey, South Korea and several states in Brazil, have already enacted full or partial bans on animal testing for cosmetic products and ingredients. Similar legislation is pending in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Taiwan, Australia, Argentina and elsewhere under the leadership of #BeCrueltyFreecampaign teams.