Lush celebrates cosmetics animal testing ban in Canada
Lush has been celebrating the passing of Canada’s Budget Implementation Act, including an amendment to the Food and Drugs Act, which prohibits testing cosmetics on animals in Canada.
The brand has been working in partnership with Humane Society International and the Animal Alliance of Canada since 2013 to try and bring about a ban. This has included campaigning in Lush shops, co-presenting to Parliament committee hearings, and engaging with more than 150,000 people to send messages to the Canadian government.
Brandi Halls, chief ethics officer at Lush Cosmetics North America, said: “With bans to protect animals from cosmetics testing now in Canada and Mexico, the United States cannot be far behind,, We’ve campaigned for bans on animal testing for cosmetics in both countries concurrently, but now it’s really time to increase the pressure in the US – action can’t be far behind.”
Lush’s support has resulted in over $2 million dollars of funding to end the use of animals in all research as part of a multi-year Fighting Animal Testing Strategy. A key part of the funding was achieved through sales of the brand’s Charity Pot Body Lotion, of which 100% of the purchase price (minus the taxes) is donated to grassroots groups fighting for human rights, animal protection and the environment.
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