We are delighted to report that Cardiff Council has tonight passed a motion to Clean Up Cruelty!
The motion, which was introduced by Councillor Neil McEvoy who supports the BUAV's Clean Up Cruelty campaign which seeks to end cruel animal testing for household products and their ingredients, requested officials to report back on the availability and costs of using supplies from producers who do not test on animals:
'This Council supports in principle a proposal to only use cleaning products not tested on animals.
Officers are requested to contact the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) to confirm the Council’s support of this proposal in principle, and to prepare a report on the availability and cost of cleaning products from producers who do not test on animals, so that this can inform any relevant tendering exercises.'
Councillor Neil McEvoy told the BUAV: "I was surprised to learn that cleaning products are tested on animals and so very happy to support BUAV's campaign. By passing this motion Cardiff Council has started on the road to becoming Cruelty Free, and I look forward to working with the BUAV to ensure that this happens as quickly as possible.”
Cardiff Council joins Stocksbridge, Credigion, Edinburgh and Enfield Councils, who have all voted to move towards using cleaning products certified free from animal testing by BUAV.
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.
The BUAV has spearheaded the campaign to end the use of animals in household product testing since March 2008. The Clean Up Cruelty campaign has already gained widespread support around the UK from politicians, councils, retailers and the public.
BUAV’s Chief Executive, Michelle Thew said: “The BUAV congratulates Cardiff Council in taking this important stance. We urge other Councils to adopt a similar position and support our campaign to end the cruelty and suffering inflicted on animals to test cleaning products."
Find out how your can support Clean Up Cruelty http://www.buav.org/our-campaigns/cleanupcruelty/