Animals Today February 10, 2013: Michelle Thew, Cruelty Free International

Lori welcomed a wonderful guest for the hour, Michelle Thew, Chief Executive of Cruelty Free International and  British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection. The EU has finally banned all testing on animals for cosmetic development, the fruit of a decades long effort. Lori and Michelle discussed how that occurred, and the far-ranging implications for the rest of the world. China is a particularly tough challenge, but vendors in North America probably will have to stop animal testing if they want to survive. Also discussed was botulinum toxin, The Body Shop (no animal testing there), Paul Mitchell hair products (they are cruelty free, too) and the upcoming Sustainable Cosmetics Summit. Michelle is a fabulous speaker, a level-headed advocate for animals and a genuine leader in the field.  Visit Cruelty Free International and British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection.

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