Israel Bans Animal-Tested Cosmetics
Israel Bans Animal-Tested Cosmetics. Why Can’t We Do the Same?
Animal advocates, and animals in labs, were given yet another reason to celebrate the new year with the enactment of a law in Israel banning animal testing for cosmetics, personal care and household products that went into effect at midnight on December 31.
‘Animal testing in the Cosmetics Industry inflicts horrific suffering on these animals. Each product requires between 2,000-3,000 tests, and animals die in agony,’ said MK Eitan Cabel, who called the move a ‘true revolution in animal welfare.’
Animal testing for cosmetics and other products was banned in Israel in 2007, but this new ban is focused on products that are imported from other countries and will also mean an end to marketing products that have been tested on animals, even if the testing was done elsewhere in the world.