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Animal testing for cosmetics to restart in U.K.






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Cosmetics will be tested on animals in the UK for the first time in 25 years. Testing on animals was only OK if it benefitted humans. Scientists could do tests on animals to make new medicines. Judges in London followed European laws on animal testing. One chemical that can be tested on animals is already used in sunscreen, foundation and skincare products. The UK still wants to protect "animals in science".

People are angry in the UK. Cosmetics companies are also unhappy. A group of 80 cosmetics brands said the new law was shocking. The Body Shop cosmetics company said allowing animal testing for cosmetics would hurt millions of campaigners who want to protect animals. A scientist at one of the world's biggest cosmetics companies said scientists could use technology instead of using animals.

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