Finally, some good news?
According to a this, and this, March 11, 2009 will mark a new beginning for animals on mother earth. The European Union will ban Cosmetic Testing on Animals. While such bans have taken place before, to limited success, the significant difference of this latest ban is that not only will it ban the testing of cosmetic ingredients on animals, it will ban the sale of such 'cruel' products as well. This includes the testing work that are outsourced to countries outside of Europe.
However, some companies will be allowed to continue testing when they say a validated alternative is not available. And there are also exemptions to the sales ban, with complete ban to take place progressively by 2013.
So, what can WE do to make sure that all the cosmetic companies take this seriously? What can WE do to make sure that no rich and arrogant cosmetic company will even dare consider protesting and challenging against such bans?
YES! YOU, the CONSUMER, holds the key.
STOP buying from these companies. Choose your products responsibly. Do some research before spending your money on any products.
You can go to the Caring Consumer website to check whether the companies that manufactures your preferred brand are cruelty-free. If they are not listed, go to the companies website and look for the companies' animal-testing policies. Better still, send an email to the company, and ask for their product testing methods and policies. Make your point clear, that if they DO practice testing on animals, you WILL NOT buy their products.
If more and more consumers like you and me do this, it WILL send a loud and clear signal to them. Do not compromise! Spend a few minutes, take some real action, save a thousand lives...
Well, it is our responsibility to spend some quality time daily to train your dog! It will take some patience, and a lot of love. But remember, just like us human, learning as we get older, animals learn as they grow too! And what is better than to spend some quality time to bond with man's best friend?
Posted by veola at 9:12 AM