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Cosmetics ban welcomed by Golborne Euro MP and Wigan and Leigh RSPCA vice president Brian Simpson
7:30am Wednesday 13th March 2013 in News
A BAN on cosmetics tested on animals voted in this week by the European Union this week has been welcomed by Euro MP Brian Simpson who is vice president of the Wigan and Leigh RSPCA.
Golborne man Mr Simpson said: "Although we have already achieved a total ban on testing cosmetic ingredients on animals within the EU, until now there have still been some products sold here after being tested on animals in other parts of the world.
"But now the phasing out period has come to an end, so cosmetics tested on animals can no longer be marketed anywhere in the EU.
"European consumers represent the biggest market for the cosmetics industry and to sell cosmetic products in the EU, the industry will have to ensure that there's no more animal testing."