Britain Takes First Step Towards Ending Animal Testing for Household Products but Doesn’t Go Nearly Far Enough

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Gillette testing rabbit eye experimentAfter intensive campaigning efforts by PETA UK, our supporters and other caring people, the government has taken a baby step towards ending the suffering of animals in laboratories by banning tests on animals for finished household products.

Taken at face value, the ban is good news, but scratch beneath the surface, and you’ll find that animals may still die in cruel, painful tests for detergent, air fresheners and other household products in the UK as the government continues to permit the testing of ingredients used in household products in certain circumstances.

Finished products, such as detergents and bleach, have not been tested on animals in Britain since 2010. Banning tests on finished products was the easy step to take. But Home Office Minister Lynne Featherstone promised an animal testing ban for both products andingredients in 2011.

Fewer than one in 10 people in the UK supports the use of animals for testing non-medical products such as home cleaning products. There is already an abundance of these products and ingredients on the market, so there are no circumstances under which we can justify forcing chemicals down animals’ throats and dripping them into rabbits’ eyes to develop more products for human convenience.

Britain should be a leader in this area by implementing a full and complete animal testing ban for both household products and their ingredients and should be encouraging other European countries to do the same. This is where the real difference will be made to end this cruel and needless torture of animals.

Please urge the government to go all the way and ban tests on animals for household product ingredients, too.

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  • Nicola Foster commented on March 23, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    Please please ban testing of ingredients and not just the finished product which does not stop animal testing.

  • sonia brown. commented on March 29, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    Don’t forget the exellent work done for over 30 years by the BUAV organisation in the U.K.

  • Darlene Stewart commented on April 1, 2015 at 7:05 pm

    Let’s keep on moving forward…..

  • ℓαυяєи вιgнαм commented on April 2, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    I am probably the most well known person in my estate who loves animals and takes them in I would like to know if we campaign to Stop animals testing how will it stop te people cause there so twisted and suck they wi keep doing it if we campaign how will it stop them testing on animals for household products? Please get back to me by my email thanks!

  • alice commented on April 11, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    its pretty stupid when most animals dont react the same way to substances as humans do anyway, so they just suffer for absolutely no reason

  • sharon commented on April 11, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    Hello. I am not a peta supporter and do not want mailings. NO products should be tested on animals not even medicines. We gave plenty of low lifes in prison and society to use for that. END

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