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The Body Shop commends the Cdn. government’s commitment to ban animal testing in cosmetics mfg.

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The amendments in the Bill also prohibit selling cosmetics that rely on new animal testing data to establish the product's safety, and false or misleading labelling pertaining to the testing of cosmetics on animals.

Pictured left to right: Aviva Vetter from Humane Society International, Hilary Jones from Lush, MP Leah Taylor Roy, Colleen Pickard from Lush, Rebecca Aldworth from the Humane Society International, Michael Bernard from Humane Society International, Troy Seidle from Humane Society International, Darren Praznik from Cosmetics Alliance Canada, Monica Engebretson from Cruelty Free International, Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, Hilary Lloyd from The Body Shop, MP Adam van Koeverden, Liz White from Animal Alliance of Canada, MP Majid Jowhari, MP Rechie Valdez and Susan Nieuwhof from Cosmetics Alliance Canada (CNW Group/The Body Shop)

TORONTO — On Jun. 27, The Body Shop joined Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, MP Adam van Koeverden, beauty industry partners, Cruelty Free International and other advocacy groups this morning to celebrate the federal government’s official announcement of ending cosmetic testing on animals in Canada.

Made official with the passing of the Budget Implementation Act (Bill C-47), Canada joins more than 40 countries worldwide that have enacted laws banning cosmetics testing on animals. In addition to banning cosmetics animal testing, the amendments in the Bill also prohibit selling cosmetics that rely on new animal testing data to establish the product’s safety, and false or misleading labelling pertaining to the testing of cosmetics on animals.

In 2017, with Cosmetics Alliance Canada and Cruelty Free International, The Body Shop formed the stakeholder coalition of advocacy organizations and industry partners in Canada, all of whom were present today.

The Body Shop says they led a number of advocacy efforts to help pass this legislation, including: A Pet March on Parliament Hill, direct meetings with more than 90 Members of Parliament, and a petition in all of the brand’s brick-and-mortar retail locations across the country.

Jean-Yves Duclos Canada’s Minister of Health said: “Protecting animals, now and in the future, is something that many Canadians have been calling for, and something we can all celebrate. We are proud to move forward with this measure, and to assure Canadians that the products they buy are cruelty-free. We will keep working with experts and international partners to explore safe, cruelty-free alternatives so no more animals suffer and die due to cosmetic testing.”

Monica Engebretson, Head of Public Affairs North America, Cruelty Free International said: “Canada has surpassed the United States in taking federal action on this issue and I hope the United States follows Canada’s lead. It has brought industry, advocates, and government regulators all together for a common cause. You probably could not find an issue that brings together more voters across party lines, genders and generations more than ending animal testing for cosmetics.”

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