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dark side of beauty | EU bans cruel cosmetics | international cruelty-free label


THE DARK SIDE
OF BEAUTY


source: http://altweb.jhsph.edu/
regulations/target2000.htm


www.guardian.co.uk/
animalrights/story/
0,11917,835887,00.html


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dark side of beauty

The total number of animals used for experiments in the European Union was 11.6 million in 1996*.

Around 38,000 animals/year are used and killed in developing cosmetics in the EU:

bullet 81% rodents and rabbits,

bullet 13% fish and other cold-blooded animals,

bullet 44% birds.

The use of non-human primates in experiments is a special public concern. Their number amounts to 0.09% of all animals used.


*Second report on the statistics on the number of animals used for experimental and other scientific purposes in the member states of the European Union, Commission Communication to the Council and the Parliament,COM (99)191.
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