The protest, which included 8 dogs of different breeds and sizes, was in support of Forever Against Animal Testing, a joint campaign by The Body Shop and Cruelty Free International. The dogs took to the streets with protest signs, bandanas and miniature banners in show of their support.
The protest aimed to highlight that 80% of countries worldwide still have no laws banning cosmetic animal tests and encourage consumers to support the campaign by signing the petition.
Once the petition reaches 8 million signatures, The Body Shop and Cruelty Free International will present it to the United Nations, calling for an international convention to ban animal testing on cosmetics to protect millions of animals around the world.
In September 2017, The Body Shop was acquired from L’Oreal by Natura, the Brazilian-listed multi-national cosmetics company, which is cruelty-free and a publicly-listed B Corp. Both Natura and The Body Shop’s new sister company, Aesop, have officially backed the campaign.
In 2019, we continue to see great progress across the world. In June, Nevada became the second state after California to end the sale of newly animal-tested cosmetics, while in Canada all three major parties have spoken in favor of the Canadian Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act. Cosmetics animal testing prohibitions come into force in Taiwan and the House of Representatives in Colombia voted in favour of a bill to end the use of animals in tests for cosmetic products and ingredients.
Learn more about our Forever Against Animal Testing Campaign.
WHAT CAN I DO?
The Body Shop believes that beauty products should be cruelty free. We are proud to be Leaping Bunny approved. A global program, Leaping Bunny required cruelty free standards over and about legal requirements.
All our own brand cosmetic and personal care products are approved under the Cruelty Free International Leaping Bunny program, the internationally recognizable gold standard for cruelty free products. We adhere to a fixed cut-off date policy and proactively monitor our suppliers to ensure that our products continue to adhere to the Leaping Bunny criteria. Our supplier monitoring system is also independently audited.
For more information about Cruelty Free International, Leaping Bunny and Leaping Bunny criteria, please visit www.crueltyfreeinternational.org