Turkey Takes First Steps to Ban Animal Testing for Cosmetics

Turkey Takes First Steps to Ban Animal Testing for Cosmetics

A couple of weeks ago, the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Administration of Turkey announced some changes to the animal testing policies in the cosmetics industry. These changes are the first steps that Turkey is taking to ban animal testing for cosmetics.

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In the process of adding a new regulation about the tags and packaging of cosmetics products, a new article has been added that bans any animal testing for cosmetic products that have already been introduced to the market.

As reported by Daily Sabah in Turkey,

Animal rights activists in Turkey can now heave a sigh of relief. The Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Administration of Turkey added a new article to its new regulation regarding the cosmetics industry and banned any animal testing for cosmetic products that have already been introduced to the market. Moreover, the Health Ministry made Turkish tags obligatory for any cosmetic product sold in the country. According to the new regulation, companies have to list the ingredients of their products in detail and have to inform their customers with Turkish tags even if they keep their original logo and tag on the product.

From the sounds of it, this change in Turkey would not impact animal testing that may occur on ingredients or during the production of items. It would likely also not impact what brands do outside of Turkey. Meaning that brands would test finished products in other markets. However, it would prevent companies from testing finished products on animals within Turkey.

I have been able to find very little information about these changes, which is why I have not shared anything until now. While I continue to do research to learn more about what may or may not be covered by this new addition, I do believe that even small steps are still steps in the right direction and deserve recognition. When and if I find out more, I will be sure to post an update here on Logical Harmony.