Dubious deals again: EU Commission and European Chemicals Agency

The Board of Appeal of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) recently published two decisions on animal testing for cosmetics.

It stipulates that ingredients that are used exclusively for cosmetics may still be tested on animals under the REACH regulation. (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals)

In fact, animal testing for cosmetic ingredients has been banned since the EU Cosmetics Regulation came into force in 2013 – and thus the current decisions represent an absolute misinterpretation of the law, as they enable manufacturers and regulatory authorities to effectively ignore the ban.

What does all this mean for animals and what can we do about it?

The following will happen to the animals:
As a direct result of the decisions, over 5,500 rats, rabbits, and fish are used in new experiments.
Some of them are given a cosmetic ingredient repeatedly during pregnancy.

The animals themselves and their offspring are then killed and dissected.

Maus Tierversuche

In addition, the decisions open the door to further animal testing, as hundreds of new cosmetic products come onto the market every year, the ingredients of which may then have to be tested on animals within the framework of REACH  – at the expense of tens of thousands of animals.

Nevertheless, ECHA, the EU Commission, and now also the ECHA Board of Appeal misinterpret the law and undermine the bans.

For the animals, this means further senseless suffering in animal experiments for cosmetics.

For more… at https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/09/17/dubious-deals-again-eu-commission-and-european-chemicals-agency/

Petition: https://www.peta.de/keine-tierversuche-fuer-kosmetik-durch-die-hintertuer#anchor-Petition


And I mean…Animal experiments are so popular because you can use them to prove or disprove whatever you want.
Depending on the client, completely different results can emerge from the same question.

Even after the EU Commission officially banned animal testing for cosmetics in 2013, the pharmaceutical mafia tried to continue its evil business with animal testing.

With the argument: many ingredients from cosmetics are omitted in the sector of chemical substances that, according to the law, have to be tested on animals.

It is well known-and terrifying- that ECHA is animal test friendly, although it has the legal mandate to allow animal experiments ONLY as a last resort.

They did not act in this way in any area, on the contrary: they often demanded more animal experiments from the industry, did not accept data, and hindered the work of animal rights activists.

In addition: what consumers may not know ( because it is deliberately kept a secret) is that even cosmetics companies that manufacture their products in Europe without animal testing, as soon as they want to sell in China or Korea, have to test the same products on animals.
This is what the law of these countries prescribes.

But we are not powerless.
We have a lot of information today, and thanks to the Internet, we can quickly access important information and thus make the right decisions.

A boycott of animal experiments is currently only possible in the cosmetics sector, and we have to take advantage of that.

Therefore: Only support these companies that work without animal testing and manufacture their products with vegan ingredients.


My best regards to all, Venus


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