East Yorkshire MP Sir Greg Knight is sponsoring a parliamentary motion calling for the Government to press for an international convention that will end animal testing for all cosmetics products and ingredients worldwide.
Sir Greg has previously spoken out about the need to reduce animal testing for pharmaceuticals and cosmetics where sophisticated computer modelling can now achieve the same results.
Sir Greg said: “The UK is leading the world in ending the testing of cosmetics on animals. However, there is some concern that animal experimentation could be shifted offshore to nations with lax animal welfare rules. British consumers purchase cosmetics created and manufactured all over the world and therefore we should take a lead in stamping out unnecessary and cruel animal experiments worldwide”.