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The U.K. Makes Strides Against Animal Testing

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Posted July 26, 2011 by peta2 staff

Um, so I love the U.K. I was just there last week for vacay, and I was intrigued by the charm, history, culture, and vegan-friendlieness it had to offer.

Another reason I love the U.K. is that it has taken a significant step toward ending tests of household products on animals. As a member of the E.U., Britain has already made it illegal to test cosmetics or their ingredients on animals, and now the government has made a commitment to ending household-product tests after consulting with companies, trade bodies, and animal protection organizations to come up with a working plan for ending the cruelty of animal testing.

In household-product tests, experimenters feed or inject animals with high doses of toxic chemicals or rub irritants into their skin. New testing methods will include laboratory-grown cultures and computer modeling.

British Home Office Minister Lynne Featherstone said, “We believe it is possible to sell household products without inflicting pain and suffering on animals, and it is unacceptable that testing in this area continues.”

While experiments of household products on animals might not be banned in other countries yet, they can be banned in your home. Choosing cruelty-free products gets animals one step closer to freedom from the laboratory.

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  • 1395 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I wish the us would do more :/

  • 1442 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    NO a la experimentación en animales… esto es una crueldad… inmerecida…Basta es Basta!

  • 1442 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    NO a la experimentación en Animales (no humanos)… esto es una barbarie, sin pies ni cabeza, todos lo sabemos, estas crueldades NO son necesarias, Basta es Basta!!

  • 1443 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    qué pasa con la humanidad, por qué no hacen experimentos consigo mismo, por qué no piensan en el dolor que sufren estos animales, cómo queremos una humanidad sana si nuestra ciencia sirve para destruir y torturar a los que no pueden defenderse.

    Por qué nos espantamos de la existencia de sicarios, asesinos y delincuentes si esta crueldad hacia los animales va creando una deshumanización que terminará destruyéndonos a todos

  • 1443 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I think we should all email/ call Barack Obama until he makes it illegal to test items on animals.

    also… does anyone know if the brand “aldi” is tested on animals?
    thanks!

  • 1445 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    makes me proud to be british right now 😀

  • 1458 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    THANK GOD! wish it could be united states changing there ways..guess there to selfish. BUT ITA A START TO CHANGING THE WORLD!! YAY

  • 1460 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!

  • 1462 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Another Reason I Love The U.K (:

  • 1463 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I used to have pet bunnies and i shiver at the thought of them being tested on :[

  • 1465 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Hopefully other countries will follow them as an example

  • 1465 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I already buy non animal tested products. Tesco own brand household products such as washing powder/liquid, washing up liquid, bleach and any other product that you need for your house – ALL TESCO ITEMS ARE NON ANIMAL TESTED!! They are also cheap and work perfectly. Even moist toilet wipes and toilet cistern blocks! Also all Superdrug own brand toiletries are BUVA approved. They are also cheap and effective. Its so easy to be kind to animals.

  • 1465 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    There is no more time to waste.
    Step by step 2 a better world…above all throw Peta:) !

  • 1465 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    por fin terminó esta tortura innecesaria

  • 1465 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Yay! I wish that would happen in other countries as well! (:

  • 1465 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    how come i can never find these items that aren’t tested on animals!!!! O.o

  • 1465 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Hahah Oliviaa I was going to write that! Awesome!:)

  • 1465 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Awesome!

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