JOIN THE FIGHT

AGAINST ANIMAL TESTING

Did you know that over 80% of countries have no laws around animal testing? We’re taking a stand to stop this cruelty, and you can help. Sign our petition with Cruelty Free International to get animal testing in cosmetics banned worldwide. We’re aiming to reach 8 million signatures to present the UN General Assembly in 2018.

SIGN THE PETITION

LET’S BAN ANIMAL TESTING IN COSMETICS. EVERYWHERE.

Together with Cruelty Free International, we’re taking a stand against animal cruelty, and you can help. Sign our petition, and tell your friends. Show your support for animals with pet selfie. Be informed, be outraged, be #ForeverAgainstAnimalTesting.

The countires in pink are when animal testing is banned today. Not many, right? That needs to change.

THE BODY SHOP x CRUELTY FREE INTERNATIONAL

Meet Cruelty Free International, our campaign partners for the last 28 years. Watch our video to find out more about our long-standing partnership, our goals and many of the myths surrounding animal testing.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

BE AN ACTIVIST

• Share the petition link on social, and tell your friends and family

• Tag #ForeverAgainstAnimalTesting
#TheBodyShop
@thebodyshop
@crueltyfreeintl

• Write a letter to your local or national newspaper

     

    SO HOW DO WE TEST OUR PRODUCTS?

    The Body Shop products undergo extensive testing to ensure they’re safe and effective for use, but still cruelty-free. We use three main testing methods involving computer data, laboratory-created tissues and people:

     

  1. In-silico (computer-based) analysis uses readily available, existing data to help us to assess the suitability of similar materials through extrapolation.
  2. Laboratory-produced skin is grown from human skin cells. It allows us to conduct safety checks on cells that react in virtually the same way as human skin, without harming any people or animals.
  3. Finally, to ensure good tolerance on people, we will often test our products using patch testing. This involves placing a very small amount of product on person's skin to ensure that it is safe and effective, usually at the final stage of testing a new formulation.


  4. We will also carry out controlled user trials where people test our products for both skin compatibility and cosmetic effectiveness, under the supervision of medical experts when required.


A HISTORY OF FIGHTING CRUELTY

1989

The Body Shop started campaigning to end animal testing in cosmetics, the first global cosmetics company to do so.

1998

Following our sustained campaign, the UK government banned animal testing of cosmetic products and ingredients.

2003

Campaigning by The Body Shop and BUAV (British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection, now Cruelty Free International) contributed to a European Union ban on animal testing in cosmetic products.

2009

The European Union implements its ban on animal testing in cosmetic ingredients.

2013

We celebrate history. The sale and import of animal tested products and ingredients is banned, completing the EU ban. Our campaign with Cruelty Free International collects 1 million signatures, influencing significant progress across the world as South Korea, New Zealand and India now have a variety of bans in place. Australia is set to follow with a ban promised by July 2017 as is Taiwan in 2019. Cruelty Free International have trained scientists in Vietnam and are now discussing with Thailand and other governments the possibility of a ban across ASEAN.

2017

We reach 3 million signatures in our petition with Cruelty Free International.