Australia has become the latest country to ban animal testing for cosmetics after the Australian government passed a bill that will prohibit the practice in the country, more than 20 years after the practice was banned in the UK.
The Australian Senate has passed the Government’s Industrial Chemicals Bills 2017, which includes measures to ban reliance on new animal test data for chemicals introduced into Australia for use as ingredients in cosmetics. Click here for news story.
Animal testing on cosmetics or their ingredients was banned in the UK in 1998. The UK was the first nation in the world to ban animal testing on cosmetics.
The EU fully banned animal testing of finished cosmetic products in 2013.
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