Dan Rogerson calls for an end to animal testing for cosmetics

Dan Rogerson calls for an end to animal testing for cosmetics

North Cornwall MP Dan Rogerson has added his voice to calls to ban animal-tested products from the UK.

Dan Rogerson has joined the charity BUAV in marking the first anniversary of the No Cruel Cosmetics campaign to end animal testing for toiletries and cosmetic products sold in the European Union.

Despite UK and EU bans on animal testing for cosmetics, animal-tested products from other parts of the world can still be imported and sold in the UK.  A marketing ban on these products is due to come into effect in 2013, but the 2013 deadline now faces a possible delay.

A delay would put thousands more animals at risk of undergoing tests for new beauty products sold in the EU.

An announcement is expected shortly from the European Commission regarding its proposal for the 2013 ban. While confident that the 2013 deadline will be upheld, Mr Rogerson and the BUAV are concerned that the Commission may seek to introduce exemptions.

Mr Rogerson joins over one hundred and fifty thousand people across the UK and EU who have already signed the No Cruel Cosmetics petition which is being sent to the European Parliament.

Commenting, Liberal Democrat MP Dan Rogerson said:

“I am delighted to join many of my constituents in supporting the No Cruel Cosmetics campaign. It is time for animal testing of cosmetics to stop for good”

Commenting further, Michelle Thew, Chief Executive of BUAV, said:

“We are delighted to have support from Dan for our campaign to end cruel tests on animals for beauty products sold in the EU. Testing on animals is cruel and unnecessary. Please sign our petition to the European Parliament at www.nocruelcosmetics.org.”