The BUAV welcomes a statement made by Home Office Minister, Lynne Featherstone that the Government intends to ban the animal testing of both finished household products and their ingredients. The statement comes in response to a Parliamentary Question tabled by Adrian Sanders MP on March 28th 2011. The Home Office Minister also confirmed that the ban will include “all products that are primarily intended for use in the home, including detergents and other laundry products, household cleaners, air-fresheners, toilet blocks, polishes, paper products such as infant nappies, paints, glues (and removers), other furnishing and DIY products and household pesticides.”
Michelle Thew, the BUAV’s Chief Executive states: “The BUAV is delighted to learn that the Government intends to ban animal testing for both finished household products and their ingredients. Our campaign has gained strong political and public support and we now urge the Government to implement this ban as soon as possible to end once and for all these cruel tests.”
The BUAV has led the campaign to end the use of animals to test household products. Our Clean Up Cruelty campaign has gained widespread support around the UK from politicians, councils, retailers and the public who have pledged to only use cleaning products approved by the BUAV’s Humane Standard, symbolised by the Leaping Bunny logo, as free from animal testing.
All household products made by the Co-operative, Marks and Spencer, Astonish, Method, Bio-D, Suma and Faith in Nature have been approved under the BUAV’s internationally-recognised certification, the Humane Household Product Standard. This clearly illustrates that it is possible to sell safe and effective household products without inflicting pain and suffering on animals.