Animal welfare has become a recent issue in the policy of the European Union. As a positive step in recognizing the unnecessary suffering of animals, the Cosmetics Directive will be the focus in the first part of this article. The amendments to the Cosmetics Directive to prohibit the testing of animals in cosmetics culminated in the case of France v. European Parliament and the Council of the European Union. Similar measures were adopted in California, which will be discussed in the second half the article.
Full Title Name: Animal Testing in Cosmetics: Recent Developments in the European Union and the United States