Superdrug’s own brand products have now become BUAV- approved, along with Argos. This quality mark is awarded by the British Union for Abolition of Vivisection.

The BUAV has developed a professional reputation as one of the world’s leading authorities in the fight against animal experimentation. The BUAV quality mark depicting a Leaping Bunny logo was established in conjunction with the Co-op, whose household products and toiletries have not been tested on animals since 1985.

Since 1985, more and more major companies are applying for the BUAV quality mark, a stringent and continuous inspection process. Marks & Spencer achieved BUAV status in 2008.

All major political parties have pledged an end to animal testing of household products; but 2009 showed a shocking 14 per cent increase in animal experiments.

Unfortunately, the suffering isn’t over yet; during the next three years thousands more rabbits, mice and rats outside Europe will be subjected to cruel tests for cosmetics which end up in our local stores.

Please visit timetoact for more information and next time you make your purchase please exercise “people power” by not purchasing products tested on animals and speak up for for laboratory animals.

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Sarah Spence, Malton