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Senator Eduardo Suplicy alerts on loopholes in Brazil’s bill to ban cosmetics animal testing

Animal testing for finished products almost never happens in Brazil. So this part of the ban has virtually no purpose. Most of the animal tests are for cosmetic ingredients and in this regard the bill does not attack the focal point of the problem, leaving the door open for companies to continue animal testing,” said Senator Suplicy in a video broadcasted by the Humane Society International.

Brazil's Senator Eduardo Suplicy

Brazil’s Senator Eduardo Suplicy

Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies passed the bill (formerly PL 6602/13) in June. However, according to Humane Society International, “negotiations with the government severely compromised it by proposing only a ban on finished cosmetic product testing on animals without including a ban on ingredients testing.

The bill is now due to be discussed by the Senate’s Commission of Science and Technology and the Environment Commission. Animal rights campaigners believe that the Senate must allocate sufficient time for PLC 70/2014 to be debated in depth and amended “so that it can effectively save animals from cosmetic tests.

The video (in Portuguese) also features Anna Andrade from cruelty-free retailer LUSH Cosmetics, Dr. Vania Nunes, technical director of the National Forum for the Protection and Defence of Animals (FNPDA), European Union policy expert, Emily McIvor, from animal protection group Humane Society International and Helder Constantino from the Be Cruelty-Free Brazil campaign.

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