The European Citizens Initiative (ECI) “Save Cruelty Free Cosmetics - Commit to a Europe without Animal Testing” and the current revision of the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation

17 Apr 2023
This is the second successful ECI in ten years asking the European Commision (EC) to phase out the use of animals in science. Why is this still needed? Aren’t the EC and Member States doing enough already? Hasn’t animal testing for cosmetics been banned 10 years ago?

The organisers of this ECI will answer these and other questions during the next session on Thursday 20 April, 10:00-11:30 CEST. They will explain why there is still work to be done to strengthen the animal testing ban on cosmetics; why the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability (CSS) is putting millions of animals at risk; and why the current initiatives in place to promote non-animal science are not delivering sustainable reductions to the number of animals used in science.

We will hear from them possible solutions to these issues: They will present proposals for the legislative revisions that are underway under the CSS, which can end all tests on animals for cosmetic ingredients, and stop additional animal-based tests from being added to meet new regulatory requirements; They will also take us through some key elements for a roadmap to accelerate the transition to non-animal science.

In addition, the European Parliament is currently analysing the proposal of the European Commission for the revision of CLP. This revision provides a key opportunity to future-proof the regulation by embedding within CLP the possibility to adopt and adapt to fit-for-purpose non-animal approaches in a timely manner. However, the new hazard classes proposed are anticipated to lead to extensive increases in technically complex animal tests. Our speakers will put forward proposals to avoid more animal testing under the CLP legislation.


ECI “Save Cruelty Free Cosmetics - Commit to a Europe without Animal Testing”

Protecting and strengthening the cosmetics animal testing ban

Dr. Julia Baines, Science Policy Manager, PETA

Transforming the EU Chemicals Regulation for better protection of animals, humans, and the environment

Dr. Donna Macmillan, Senior Strategist, Regulatory Science, Humane Society International

Putting forward a concrete plan to transition to non-animal science

Dr. Luísa Bastos, Animals in Science Programme Leader, Eurogroup for Animals

Delivering better regulation with less animal tests - opportunities in the revision of the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation

Dr. Emma Grange, Director of Science & Regulatory Affairs, Cruelty Free International/Europe

Interpretation will be provided for EN, FR, DE, IT, PL
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