European Citizens’ Initiative to End Animal Testing Receives Over 1.2 Million Signatures

A European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) calling on the European Commission to uphold and strengthen its ban on cosmetic animal testing has received over 1.2 million validated signatures. For an ECI to be successful, it has to collect at least 1 million validated signatures and has to meet a minimum target across at least seven different EU countries. No other ECI has ever received this level of support across so many different countries. The European Commission must now meet with campaigners and address citizens’ concerns.