Animals Tests to Continue

The cosmetics industry has dragged its feet when it comes to developing alternatives to animal testing. Here they are again trying to stall new animal welfare laws.

The final phase of European law designed to eradicate testing on animals of chemicals used in the cosmetics industry is set to be delayed for as long as four years because it is thought that alternative ways of testing the safety of ingredients' will not be ready in time. One U.K. MP has accused the cosmetics industry of deliberate delay. "For too long the cosmetics industry has dragged its feet when it comes to developing alternatives to animal testing, and here they are again trying to stall legislation to improve the welfare of animals."

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