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Ban welcomed by National Anti-Vivisection Society

The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) today welcomed the vote of the European Parliament in favour of a ban on the sale of cosmetics tested on animals.

This tremendous decision also includes a ban on the import of animal-tested cosmetics, despite the threat that the World Trade Organisation could insist that its rules on open markets should take precedence over moral decisions made by parliaments, about the morality involved in manufacturing products which are imported from abroad.

NAVS director Jan Creamer said today: "This is tremendous news, we commend the decision of the European Parliament today, which is set to save the lives of thousands of animals within the EU in the future, and sets a standard for countries abroad, who wish to sell their products here".