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Korea National Assembly votes ban on animal testing for cosmetics

The Korea National Assembly has passed a Bill to ban animal testing on cosmetics, for both finished products and their ingredients, announced Cruelty Free International. Korea should end animal tests for cosmetic products by 2018, two years sooner than originally planned.

The Bill, proposed by congresswoman Jeong-Lim Moon, is now in the hands of Korean President who is expected to sign it within the next few days.

The scheduled ban follows two years of work by Cruelty Free International with Representative Moon, members of the Korean government and the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety. “This is a great start to the New Year. With bans already in place in the EU, India and New Zealand, Korea joins the ever-growing list of nations that no longer see animal experiments as necessary for cosmetics. We are delighted to have played a big role in this breakthrough and look forward to helping other Asian countries take similar steps in 2016,” said Dr Nick Palmer, Cruelty Free International Director of Policy.

I am thrilled that, after two years of dedicated work by Cruelty Free International, we have been able to achieve this important milestone. I am proud to have been part of the process which will eventually make animal suffering for cosmetics in Korea a thing of the past,” added Cruelty Free International East Asia Manager, Hyung Ju Lee.

Proposed-legislations to ban animal testing for cosmetics are also making good progress in the USA, China and Brazil.

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