Good News! Switzerland Announces It Will End the Sale of Cosmetics Tested on Animals

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Good news for mice, rabbits and guinea pigs – Switzerland will be the next country to end the sale of cruel cosmetics! Last week, Swiss authorities confirmed that, similar to the EU ban, they will restrict or prohibit the marketing of cosmetics if finished products or their ingredients have been tested on animals.

There’s no excuse for hurting and killing animals for the sake of make-up. Fortunately, experiments on animals for cosmetics products and their ingredients are being consigned to the history books in countries all over the world. Instead, companies have developed new humane testing methods to ensure that their products don’t harm humans or animals.

But, as in the EU, compassionate Swiss shoppers still have an important ethical choice to make when buying cosmetics. Companies may be complying with the cosmetics testing ban in Europe, but at the same time, they can be selling products in another market that have been tested on animals. By buying cosmetics from companies that are on PETA US’ list, you can be confident that you’re supporting only companies that don’t test any products on animals anywhere in the world for any market.

We applaud Switzerland for taking this compassionate step forward, and now, we must stop dishwasher detergent, furniture polish, air freshener and laundry products from being tested on animals in cruel experiments. Swiss authorities refuse to commit to banning household products testing and are instead taking their cue from the EU. Act now and ask EU leaders to make Europe a cruelty-free marketplace for household products and their ingredients, and let’s get Switzerland to follow suit:


  • Nicola Foster commented on March 14, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    Excellent news!

  • Sherie allan commented on March 14, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    This is such a cruel thing todo. To send animals to test if its suitable for humans to be exposed too. It would be a horrible death for any innocent animal. Its inhumane & should never be allowed!!

    • Robert Hywel Bennett Griffiths commented on April 6, 2016 at 6:25 pm

      I 100% agree with you.


  • Nicole Bovigny commented on March 14, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    Please stop all testing on household products. There are plenty of safe cruelty-free alternatives on the market nowadays.

  • Erika De la Rosa-Smith commented on March 15, 2016 at 2:16 am


  • nelly commented on March 15, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    I am tired of supporting and sign petitions against animal cruelty
    To read this give me some relieve and hope!

  • Jasmine Honey Adams commented on March 15, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    That’s great news for Switzerland and I feel safer buying Swiss brands now such as Eveline. However, I am very worried that if the UK leaves the EU in the referendum, will the UK government re-legalize this cruel and pointless practice? I just don’t understand why things are tested on animals at all.

    • Jane commented on November 12, 2016 at 7:46 am

      Fantastic news. It’s a positive step forward in a supposedly civilised world. No animal should be exploited for the sake of vanity.

  • Susy commented on March 17, 2016 at 4:10 am

    I was dismissed from The Hudson’s Bay Company because I asked to be moved from the cosmetics department to another department, as I didn’t want to sell cosmetics tested on animals because it hurts deeply my soul.. and so I was fired..

  • Paul commented on June 18, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    my EU referendum vote is going to be based on what is best for animal welfare 100%. Humans are humans and we are our own problem so my vote is based on animals. Do Peta have any stance based purely on animal welfare please and NOTHING to do with money?

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