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Canada prohibits animal testing of cosmetic products

Canada prohibits animal testing of cosmetic products

The Canadian government announced in a press release Tuesday that animal testing for testing cosmetic products will no longer be allowed. CNN.

Nor will it be allowed to sell products that are based on animal test data.

– Canadian Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos said in a CNN news release that protecting animals, now and in the future, is something that many Canadians have advocated for, and something we can all celebrate.

– We are proud to take this action further and be able to assure Canadians that the products they buy are cruelty-free. We will continue to work with experts and international partners to explore safe, cruelty-free alternatives so that animals do not suffer or die from cosmetic testing.

More countries ban animal testing of cosmetics

Historically, testing of cosmetics involved animals consuming or inhaling certain chemicals, or having chemicals applied to their skin or eyes, according to the Humane Society International’s Animal-Free Safety Evaluation Collaboration.

It was performed in order to assess the toxicity or “toxicity” of a cosmetic product, a method that has been criticized by animal rights groups and called cruelty to animals.

In addition to being “needlessly cruel,” Humane Society International said animal testing is considered less effective compared to more modern forms of testing such as computer modeling or testing with human cells.

Today, 44 countries have passed laws banning animal testing of cosmetics, including countries in the European Union, Australia, Great Britain and South Korea. It is still allowed in large parts of the United States, but ten states have banned animal testing of makeup and cosmetic products.

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