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A small step for China, a giant leap for cruelty-free

The cruelty-free movement gains momentum across food, fashion, beauty and more. Image: Bigstock.
A recent decision by Chinese authorities to end mandatory animal testing on imported cosmetics signals a new era for the cruelty-free movement. According to Cruelty Free International, China, Japan and the US are the biggest culprits when it comes to animal testing. But from May 1, ‘general’ cosmetics imported into China such as shampoo, body wash and make-up, will not need to be tested on animals.  While the decision does not extend to ‘special use’ imports such as sunscreen, hair