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Ceredigion Council votes to Clean Up Cruelty

11/07/2011

 

BUAV is delighted that Ceredigion Council has voted to Clean Up Cruelty and look into using cleaning products certified free from animal testing by BUAV. The motion was introduced by Councillor Alun Williams who supports the BUAV's Clean Up Cruelty campaign which seeks to end cruel animal testing for household products and their ingredients. 

Ceredigion Council will now actively explore using only BUAV certified products to clean civic buildings including schools and libraries across Ceredigion. Cruelty-free products certified under the BUAV’s Humane Household Products Standard (HHPS) carry the Leaping Bunny trademark, an internationally recognised and patented cruelty free certification. BUAV certified cruelty-free household products include those made by Marks & Spencer, The Co-op, Astonish, Method, Bio-D and Faith in Nature.

Councillor Alun Williams said: “Public bodies like County Councils administer scores of large buildings that all have to be cleaned daily. A decision by one to use cruelty-free cleaning products can therefore give a tremendous boost to the cruelty-free industry and bring us closer to the time when no cleaning products at all are tested on animals.”

BUAV’s Chief Executive, Michelle Thew said: “The BUAV congratulates Ceredigion Council and its residents in taking this important stance. We urge other Councils throughout the UK to adopt a similar position and support our campaign to end the cruelty and suffering inflicted on animals to test cleaning products.”

Despite public opinion, many ingredients in UK household products have been, and continue to be, tested on animals. The BUAV has spearheaded the campaign to end the use of animals to test household products. The campaign has already gained widespread support around the UK from politicians, retailers and the public. Last year the campaign won a huge victory when the Coalition Government pledged to ban the use of animals to test household products in its plan for government.