The New York Times

From The New York Times, August 2, 1989

"Cosmetics Companies Quietly Ending Animal Tests"

"Several leading cosmetics companies have quietly stopped testing products on animals. The moves are in response to years of pressure by animal-rights groups and reflect growing confidence in the reliability of alternative testing methods.

"Avon, Revlon and the cosmetics and toiletries businesses of Fabergé ... have abandoned animal testing, and two other companies, Mary Kay Cosmetics and Amway, have declared a moratorium on the practice.

"In addition, Noxell ... said a new non-animal test for eye irritancy that it began using in January with the goal of ending animal testing has been 100 percent effective. Thus, the company said, it has used no animals in safety tests this year, although it will not commit itself to refraining from animal testing in the future."

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