Commissioner Borg confirms no delay in ban on marketing of cosmetics tested on animals
Posted on 31/01/2013
At a meeting with animal welfare organisations, the new Commissioner for health and consumer policy, Tonio Borg, confirmed that the Commission will not bring out new legislation to weaken the ban on marketing of cosmetics tested on animals.
It is therefore extremely heartening that in March this year, the final ban will come into force and no cosmetic products or ingredients will be allowed to be sold in the EU if tested on animals. This is a great achievement for the EU and for animals. We now call on other countries across the world to follow the position of the EU and to act quickly. The Commissioner also showed his commitment to alternative non-animal methods for all sectors and stated that he is in discussion with his fellow Commissioners to identify funding opportunities.