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The RSPCA is delighted that as of Wednesday, 11 March 2009, amendments to the European Union (EU) Cosmetics Directive came into force, meaning it is now illegal to test cosmetics ingredients on animals anywhere in the EU.
Around 5,000 animals in the EU were being used annually for this purpose. A ban on testing finished products was already in place.
Years of campaigning has paid off
The ban comes as a result of many years of campaigning by the RSPCA for an end to the use of animals in testing cosmetics ingredients and products.
Such use of animals has been banned in the UK since the late 1990s, and when the 7th amendment to the European Union Cosmetics Directive was passed in 2003, this marked an excellent outcome for our long running campaign.
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In her memory.
Netha 10 week old, she became 14 years.
She was a very happy dog and dearly loved.
See how she laughs.
Blog: EU Ban Dog and Cat Fur Trade
I found this news announcement on http://www.dfordog.com/
Well, I hope it will work.
EU Ban Dog and Cat Fur Trade
From 31 December 2008 there will be a ban on the trade of dog and cat fur in Europe.
The long fought for ban received the high profile support of Heather Mills and her former husband Sir Paul McCartney. Heather Mills demanded an EU ban on her website and started an online petition, collecting over 250,000 signatures.
Proposals for the ban were endorsed by EU governments at the end of 2006. The resulting law prohibits all EU imports and exports and any trade in dog or cat fur in the 27 European countries. This European ban follows similar legislation in America and Australia. However, China continues to trade dog and cat fur, in particular to Russia.
Conservative MEP Struan Stevenson welcomed the EU ban in the trade of cat and dog fur and said it would save the lives of millions of animals slaughtered every year, mostly in China, that were destined for Europe.
However, caution is still needed on the part of importers, retailers and the buying public. Mr Stevenson said: "The ban comes just in time as I understand there is something of a revival in fur in the fashion world. The onus is now on retailers and others to ensure that such demand doesn't encourage unscrupulous fur dealers to search for ways to break the law. We all need to remain vigilant if we see suspect fur in this country and ask questions as to its origin."
Shoppers may buy goods that are made using dog or cat fur unknowingly because exporters attach false labels or misleading labels and try to disguise the fur, often making it look like faux fur. It is used in blankets, coats, linings for boots and gloves, toys, and many other items. "Many people are unwittingly deceived into buying garments made out of cat and dog fur due to mislabelling. This law will put an end to these deceptive practices," said Labour MEP Arlene McCarthy.
Lets hope that is the case, but cat and dog fur can be hard to detect when it is dyed so, until we have accurate testing methods in place, it might be best to steer clear of
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In her memory. Lara 4 mnd old, she
became 15 years. she was our first dog
and a charm troll
My dog Booey was two years 14 Feb 09
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||Some times brutaly honest, but kind. Too emotional I wil cry over "Bambi"
||Introduce yourself to Helen
"Knight"- Missing you--passed away at 4m,
Lots of goldfish!,
All kind of food,
trying to keep it somewhat healthy!,
Still Love Chocolate Though!
|Wild Fact About Me
||Ho ho ho, oh no,no.
||If everyone swept thier own doorstep the town will soon be clean.
|What Gives Me Hope
||Subud,Latihan,Sunshin and people at Care2
|If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
||Get everyone to sweep thier own doorstep and give ethical education to young and old.
|What/who changed my life and why
It just change peoples life on matter what.
|What Bugs Me
Cruelty of any kind,
Apathy and Ignorance,
Those who hurt others weaker than them
animals and nature,
to fulfill my purpose on earth
|What Scares Me
Is how cruel the people of the world are,
Ignorance and evil,
Criminals that are young and violent
Mythology / Folklore,
Gardening in general,
Legends and myths,
De Vises Sten by J. Anker Larsen,
Isfolket by Margit Sandemo,
Almost anything worth reading
Mon Oncle and,
Traffic by Jack Tati,
Fried Green Tomatoes,
Dances with Wolves
Law and Order,
fruits and veggies from my garden,
Norway and the Norwegian Fjords
|Can't Live Without
My body soul and mind,
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