The Body Shop’s campaign, ‘Forever Against Animal Testing’, has become the largest campaign against animal testing for cosmetics of all time.
Since June last year, The Body Shop has collected over 4 million signatures as part of their campaign. The petition will be taken to the United Nations in a bid to create an international ban on animal testing.
Research proves that 72% of people believe that testing cosmetics on animals in inhumane and unethical, however, 80% of countries do not have laws banning the practice.
CEO of Cruelty Free International Michelle Thew says: “That’s why we launched our global campaign—to call on all governments around the world to step up and ban animal testing for cosmetics.”
It’s estimated that up to 500,000 animals are harmed as a result of cosmetic testing ever single year.
The Body Shop were the first global beauty brand to fight against animal testing within their cosmetics.
They began to campaign against cosmetic testing on animals back in 1989, and have been leading the way ever since.
Although they have collected over 4 million signatures, they won’t stop there.
Their total goal is to collect 8 million signatures, and present this to the UN General Assembly later this year.
If you would like to sign the petition, please click here and show the UN that cosmetic testing on animals is outdated and unethical.