SUCCESS! One step closer to ending the abuse of millions of rabbits, mice, rats, cats and dogs in laboratories in Russia!16 Dec, 2017
Our fight, drafting and lobbying of adequate and civilized law proposals is FINALLY starting to give results!
The Technical Regulation in Russia has been changed, establishing that toxicological tests (i.e. not only clinical) can be conducted on alternative models, and not only on live laboratory animals.
If you have been following our work for a while now, you will remember, that together with Cruelty Free International we have been fighting for a complete ban on testing of cosmetics, perfumery and its ingredients on animals in Russia, actively explaining to the Government why this is a progressive and financially advantageous step for cosmetics manufacturers.
But our legislative initiative was rejected again in 2016 with no reasonable explanation.
But despite the fact that the Ban didn’t pass, this very change in the Technical Regulation means that now ANY test can be replaced by a humane non-animal alternative! So, even in the absence of the law, banning animal testing, each of us can make an effort to foster the development of accredited testing laboratories, that use alternative biological models.
Now the big effort to actually stop animal abuse in labs must continue!
By supporting our work you will allow us to:
- inform manufacturers and retailers about the alternatives and this amendment in the law;
- promote and encourage alternative testing methods, making them available in Russia.
If we don’t make it easy and cheap for manufacturers to switch – they will not!
We will create, constantly update and distribute widely among consumers the list of humane cosmetics manufacturers, once Russian companies start switching towards testing methods that don’t involve live suffering animals .
Support and follow the development of our Animal Testing of Cosmetics Ban in Russia campaign here on the website and our social media channels!