Tuesday, 01 May 2018 15:02


SNP MP Dr Lisa Cameron has called on the UK government to champion a global ban on cosmetics animal testing, in a debate on the issue at Westminster today.

The MP for East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow led the debate, describing the practice as “cruel and outdated” and urging the UK government to “do more to end the needless suffering of animals worldwide” by seeking an international agreement, including tabling a resolution at the UN General Assembly for a harmonised ban on cosmetics animal testing, and the sale of animal-tested products.
116 MPs have backed a Parliamentary motion, sponsored by Dr Cameron, calling for the UK to table a UN resolution seeking a global ban. The sale of all animal-tested cosmetics has been banned in the EU since 2013, and a ban on the testing of finished cosmetic products, and ingredients has been in place in the EU since 2009.
Commenting Dr Lisa Cameron MP, said:
“The testing of cosmetics on animals is cruel and outdated, and the UK government must do more to secure a global ban that ends the needless suffering of animals worldwide.
“It is estimated that hundreds of thousands of animals are being used and abused in laboratories every year for the purposes of cosmetics testing, and many die in the process – we all have a moral duty to challenge this inhumane and unnecessary practice.
“Over a hundred MPs have backed cross-party calls for the UK government to take the lead by tabling a resolution at the UN General Assembly, calling for a harmonised ban on cosmetics animal testing and the sale of animal-tested products.
“In Scotland, we have a strong record of championing animal welfare, and around the world we have come a long way – but there is still so much more to do.”
A video of the debate can be found at: https://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/e5b46409-d9b1-4d15-afac-3b0f6d8ad7a6?in=16:28:47
Early day motion 437 – ‘Ending Cosmetics Animal Testing Globally’ - https://www.parliament.uk/edm/2017-19/437

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