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Moving Away from Animal Testing As Part of Social Responsibility:

Moving Away from Animal Testing As Part of Social Responsibility:

Moving Away from Animal Testing As Part of Social Responsibility An increasing number of people are concerned with animal welfare and whether a company tests its products on animals is one of the sustainability criteria that many consumers watch out for. Europe leads the way when it comes to replacing animal tests with humane, ethical alternatives. Since 2009 animal testing is banned for cosmetics in the EU. The UK, one of the countries with the highest standards of animal welfare in the world, recently announced it intends to introduce a legislation to ban tests for household products as well. According to a recent BBC report, most of the experiments in the UK take place in universities, who account for 40% of the total. These are followed by commercial enterprises at 37%. Tests carried out by governmental agencies account for 5%. The British Union for the Abolition of Vi...

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