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The loophole allowing animal toxicity testing of cosmetic botulinum toxin must be closed.
The overall severity of the experiments on animals in Ireland also remains disturbingly high, with 40,453 resulting in ‘moderate’ severity. The ‘moderate’ label is somewhat misleading, as such tests can involve poisoning that stops just short of death.
The IAVS welcomes the reduction in the numbers of animals being made to suffer in Irish laboratories in 2019 - a drop of about 60,000 compared with 2018 – which is a significant step in the right direction.