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BUAV welcomes The Coalition Government commitment to end household product testing on animals

The BUAV has today welcomed the announcement by the The Coalition Government to end the cruel use of animals to test household products.

The commitment has been published in "The Coalition: Our programme for government:"

"We will end the testing of household products on animals and work to reduce the use of animals in scientific research."

The BUAV's high profile and successful political and public campaign, 'Clean Up Cruelty' aims to eliminate the cruel and unnecessary use of animals in the testing of ingredients for household products such as washing-up liquid, bathroom cleaner, floor polish and air fresheners. Major high street retailers are increasingly responding to public concern about this issue and signing up to the BUAV's Humane Household Product Standard (HHPS) - the only internationally recognised scheme that enables consumers to easily identify and purchase household products whose ingredients have not been tested on animals. All household products made by the Co-operative and Marks and Spencer have been approved under the HHPS. This clearly illustrates that it is unnecessary to test on animals to manufacture and sell safe and effective household products.

Michelle Thew, Chief Executive of the BUAV said: "After many years of campaigning on this important issue, the BUAV is delighted that The Coalition Government has included this ban in its programme to finally bring an end to the use of animals in the cruel and unnecessary testing of household products."

For further information contact the BUAV on +44 (0) 207 700 4888 or visit: www.buav.org/campaigns/cleanupcruelty

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