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East Staffordshire Council votes to Clean Up Cruelty!

06/10/2011

The UK’s leading organisation campaigning to end animal experiments, the BUAV, is delighted that East Staffordshire Council has voted to Clean Up Cruelty and move towards using cleaning products that are certified free from animal testing by the BUAV. The decision came following a motion introduced by Leader of the Council, Councillor Richard Grosvenor at the Council meeting of the 26th September. Cllr. Grosvenor supports the BUAV's Clean Up Cruelty campaign which seeks to end cruel animal testing for household products and their ingredients. 

East Staffordshire Council will now actively explore using only BUAV certified products to clean civic buildings including schools and libraries across East Staffordshire. Products free from animal testing and certified under the BUAV’s Humane Household Products Standard 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, Superdrug, Astonish, Method, Bio-D and Faith in Nature.

Councillor Richard Grosvenor said: “Ending animal testing is something I personally believe very strongly. As such I felt it was important for the Council I represent to take an active lead in this and support the work of BUAV’s campaign.”

“We will now actively explore using only BUAV certified products to clean civic buildings including its offices, leisure centres and public conveniences across East Staffordshire.”

BUAV’s Chief Executive, Michelle Thew said: “The BUAV congratulates East Staffordshire 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.

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