The Body Shop - Momentous Announcement on Against Animal Testing in China

Monday, November 11, 2013

I am always a big fan of Against Animal testing!

I love animals and it happen animal planet show once about animal testing for cosmetic/makeup really irks me to even think about how lowly human is - but stating the fact we ourselves purchase makeup product that somewhat encourage them to continue to do so.

The Body Shop welcomes the news reports that The Chinese Food and Drug Administration will adopt a new approach to animal testing for cosmetic products. The Body Shop was the first and most long-standing cosmetics company to take action on the issue of animal testing for cosmetic purposes, led by founder Dame Anita Roddick, pictured here during their original campaign.

That is why i a fan of The Body Shop - because they are part of the Cruelty Free International Campaign that is held internationally. You can STAY UP TO DATE on their Facebook and onTwitter.

On the 8th November 2013, London. (**Press released Information)

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The Body Shop welcomes the signals that the Chinese authorities are adopting a new approach to testing for cosmetics for domestically manufactured ordinary products (such as shampoo, skincare or perfume).

Welcoming these reports, The Body Shop’s CEO and Chairman Jeremy Schwartz comments, “As the first beauty company to take action against animal testing for cosmetics, these reports mark a truly historic moment.  We congratulate the Chinese authorities for this important decision.”

The Body Shop was the first and most long-standing cosmetics company to take action on the issue of animal testing for cosmetic purposes.  It started its campaign in 1989 and was the first major voice on the subject.  All The Body Shop products are both vegetarian and none are tested on animals. This principal was established in 1989. The Body Shop was the first international cosmetics company to be certified under the Humane Cosmetics Standard.

In 1996 The Body Shop founder Dame Anita Roddick joined Cruelty Free International’s founding organisation the BUAV, and its European partners, in presenting a petition of 4 million signatures to the European Commission.  

Today, The Body Shop continues to support its founding message that animal testing should be banned and also supports Cruelty Free International’s call for a global end to animal testing for cosmetics.

 In March 2013, The Body Shop celebrated the EU Ban which ended the import and sale of animal testing across the region.   In October 2013, The Body Shop presented Cruelty Free International with over 1 million signatures from customers across the world supporting the introduction of a global ban.

The Body Shop will continue to campaign to stop the testing of cosmetics in all countries around the world.

After 20 long years of standing strong campaign on against animal testing in cosmetic and skincare, the china government has announce their intention to abolish the requirement for animal testing in cosmetic and skincare! Including ordinary products domestically manufactured, from June 2014.

Although it still a long way till everything is bunny certify, but its a big step to our mankind as you know china being the big asian countries and they have stronger influence in terms of manufacturing products. 

So for the mean time if you want to know which product is A-ok for the little friend (pets) check out Go Cruelty free or look out for products that has the leaping bunny. 


11 March 2013, the Leaping Bunny continues to be the only way consumers can be sure they are buying truly ‘cruelty-free’ beauty products.

Disclaimer: It would be difficult for me to keep all my cosmetic/skincare to be 100% leaping bunny OK. But i am a beauty blogger and i reviews product that may or may not be bunny certify. I review product for my readers to know more about the product as such, but i do always support company that is organic and stated no-animal testing on the packaging itself :)

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