animal testing: good news

[…] announcement by China’s Food & Drug Administration that from June 2014, China plans to remove its mandatory animal test requirements for domestically manufactured cosmetic products. For the first time ever, Chinese companies producing “non-special use cosmetics” such as shampoo or perfume will have the option to substantiate product safety using existing safety data for raw ingredients, or European Union-validated non-animal tests instead of having to submit product samples to the government for testing on rabbits, mice and rats.

China to phase out mandatory cosmetics animal testing
Human Society International, 2013-11-07

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To celebrate, here is three minutes’ worth of happy bouncing “binking” bunny, accompanied by appropriate uplifting triumphant music:

And a classic happy bunny-themed Christmas message from the RSPCA:

2 comments

    • gingerama

      Yes yes yes indeed! Thanks to a MUA Green Boarder for the happy news. We will of course also have to Wait And See, balancing scepticism with the benefit of the doubt, cynicism with hope. Whatever else happens or doesn’t, it’s a step in the right direction. Positive.

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