Switzerland ban animal testing
Switzerland recently enacted a law which bans the sale of cosmetic products that have been tested on animals in any way. The Swiss Federal Council suggested the ban in 2016, with a specific commitment to remove all products tested on animals from Swiss cosmetic retailers.
“We are delighted that Switzerland will no longer allow cosmetics for which animals have suffered to be sold in the country,” Cruelty Free International CEO Michelle Thew said. “This move is the next step in our 20-year campaign to end cruel animal testing everywhere and forever.” Thew urged other governing bodies to take action, stating, “It is time now for every government to step up and do the right thing.”
In an effort to be a leader in scientific innovation and equality, Denmark has also vowed to remove animal tested products by 2025.
These are certainly the first small steps towards a future of compassion and ethics.