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Sign for a Europe without animal testing


Mis à jour le 31 August 2021

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is calling for new animal testing on ingredients that have been safely used by consumers for many years.
One Voice, as the French representative of Cruelty Free Europe, and the European Coalition to End Animal Experiments, is working together with all its partners and Eurogroup for Animals, HSI/Europe and PETA to end animal testing in the EU. We’ve joined forces with Dove, The Body Shop and over 100 animal protection organizations to sound a rallying call for consumers to sign the European Citizens’ Initiative. Muriel Arnal is part of this ECI Commitee. We need to get one million validated signatures. For the animals, there musn't be any coming back.

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Across Europe, millions of animals are used in science each year in tests that frequently inflict suffering, which can be severe, but seldom deliver on their main promise, which is better health for humans. They include mice, fish, rats, guinea pigs, rabbits, cats, dogs and monkeys.

We need this suffering to end – for the animals and for better medicine, better product safety and better environmental protection.

We want to see humane, human-relevant, animal-free science properly funded and fully utilised.

That’s why we need you to join us and sign a European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) calling on the European Commission to:

  • Protect and strengthen the cosmetics animal testing ban
  • Transform EU chemicals regulation
  • Put forward a concrete plan to transition to non-animal science

Did you think that animal testing for cosmetics was already banned in the EU?

Tests on animals for cosmetic products and their ingredients were banned in Europe in 2009, and a ban on the sale of animal-tested cosmetics has been in place since 2013. We fought hard, with you and Members of the European Parliament, for those bans. However, despite the bans, the European Chemicals Agency is demanding new tests on animals for ingredients – even those used exclusively in cosmetics and ingredients with long-established safe use. Help us protect and strengthen the cosmetics animal testing bans by signing the ECI. 

Did you know that the EU’s new Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability could mean millions more tests on animals?

The new Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability includes revising European chemicals laws. Its goal is a toxic-free environment. But using animal tests to fill information gaps about chemicals will just lead to even more cruel animal testing and unreliable results that will not benefit human health or our environment. Help us transform European chemicals regulation by signing the ECI.

Are you one of the 72%* of Europeans who agree that Europe needs a concrete plan to bring animal experiments to an end?

Thank you! The number of experiments on animals has not changed by much over the past decade, despite incredible advances in science and assurances from Europe’s decision-makers that their goal is to replace animal tests. In all sorts of other important policy areas that citizens care about – climate emissions, for example – the EU has set bold and ambitious targets to drive change. That’s what animals need too. Help us modernise science in the EU to phase out animal experiments by signing the ECI. 

One Voice, as the French representative of Cruelty Free Europe, and the European Coalition to End Animal Experiments, is working together with all its partners and Eurogroup for Animals, HSI/Europe and PETA to end animal testing in the EU. But we need you and all your compassionate friends – a European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) needs over one million valid signatures to succeed. An ECI shows the European Commission that citizens care and want change – it is a mechanism for people to demand new legislation. Thank you for making your voices – and the voices of animals in laboratories – heard.

*comresglobal.com

  

  

ECI launch. One Voice Paris (with from left to right on the first row: André Sand (The Body Shop France), Lucila San Martin (The Body Shop UK), Muriel Arnal (One Voice) et Nina Valkhoff (painter of the mural).)
ECI launch. One Voice Paris (with from left to right on the first row: André Sand (The Body Shop France), Lucila San Martin (The Body Shop UK), Muriel Arnal (One Voice) et Nina Valkhoff (painter of the mural).)
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naf | Wednesday 29 December 2021

Pourquoi faire souffrir les animaux, alors qu'il y a tant d'humains qui seraient prêts à se porter volontaires pour la science. De plus, les résultats des tests seraient plus concluants.

NOUGATINE | Tuesday 07 December 2021

Combien de temps allons-nous continuer ces politiques antagonistes :
1) Reconnaissance de la sensibilité des animaux (sic !)
2) Récente loi pour éviter abandons et cruautés diverses...et perpétuation de souffrance en labo !!!

PIMPRENELLE | Tuesday 07 December 2021

Bonjour

Je me souviens que sous la présidence de Monsieur CHIRAC, une loi devait être votée pour la fin de l'expérimentation médicale sur les animaux ; sous quel radar a-t-elle disparu ?

Morgane | Thursday 02 December 2021

Stop souffrance animale