Nation reconsiders testing cosmetics on animals
In China, all imported cosmetics products are subject to mandatory tests that use animals, but now the country is considering ways to reduce testing cosmetics on animals.
The China Food and Drug Administration issued a draft last month related to changes in the registration and licensing of cosmetics, following a ban on the sale of cosmetics developed through animal testing from the European Union in March.
The draft stated that cosmetics made from ingredients that have already been tested and classified as safe will be exempt from animal testing.
Even though the draft regulation, set to come into force in June, does not apply to cosmetics manufactured outside the Chinese mainland, it has been hailed as a breakthrough by animal rights groups. (Photo 1)