SPCA pushes for a ban on animal cosmetics testing


TAIPEI–The Taiwan Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (TSPCA) is holding an exhibition in Taipei to raise awareness of the suffering of animals used in cosmetics testing and to call for a legislative ban on such testing.

The TSPCA pointed out that as the cosmetics industry and technology advance, animal testing for cosmetics can be avoided in many cases.

The advocacy group called for the Legislature to amend the law to ban such testing, following in the footsteps of the European Union, Israel, India, South Korea and New Zealand.

The exhibition is being held in a square next to the Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Department Store in Xinyi District, Taipei, until Monday.