LAV, Lega Anti Vivisezione - Anti Vivisection League- (www.lav.it), together with others european associations for animal rights, promotes the campaign “Stop ai test su animali” -stop animal testing- to avoid the sale of cosmetics tested on animals.
In order to make more aware of the theme and to involve the companies of this sector, a new label Stop ai test su animali - "Stop Animal Testing" - has been created.
It is granted in Italy by LAV to the products conforming to the Human Cosmetics Standard.
The Standard sets the criteria to avoid the increase of animal experimentation for cosmetics, and guarantees a “cruelty free”- oriented company policy.
It was finalized by the most important associations for Animal Rights of the world, guided by the European Coalition against vivisection (ECEAE www.eceae.org). LAV is the Italian member and is the unique subject qualified for using the logo that increases the value of the products and the companies that meet requirements of the Standard itself.
Almost 150 companies all over the world have already agreed to the Standard. They commit themselves in not practicing and in not making practice animal experimentation of final products and ingredients.
From 2004 on, LAV approves the agreeing firms only after a positive result of the audits, carried out by ICEA.
LAV authorizes the use in the label of the European logo of the coalition and/or the wording : “Stop ai test animali – Controllato ICEA per LAV n°….” – “Stop animal testing – Controlled by ICEA for LAVn°…”
In order to check which companies adhere to the Lav Control - Anti Vivisection League please visit the website: