As you may be aware animal tested cosmetics are not yet a thing of the past. Although no tests go on in the EU anymore, cosmetic products that contain animal-tested ingredients are still widely available to consumers. This was supposed to come to an end in 2013 when a blanket EU-wide marketing ban on animal-tested cosmetics was set to come into force, but unfortunately it looks like there will be attempts made to postpone this deadline.

The BUAV has launched a petition against any postponement of the 2013 deadline (