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Animal rights and environmental campaigners snarl over animal testing ban

10 days ago   |   By Politico

A campaign to end animal testing in the EU is creating an unusual alliance of animal rights activists and industry both calling for a comprehensive ban while environmental campaigners warn of the danger of halting all such tests.
Animal testing for cosmetic purposes was - with a few exceptions - banned under EU law in 2009. A ban on all animal testing came into force in 2013. But a rather large loophole remains: Under the EU's flagship chemicals regulation, REACH, the safety certification of certain cosmetic ingredients still requires that chemicals companies use animal testing.
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