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The Chinese government has announced that, by 2020, long-contested laws that made animal testing compulsory will finally be lifted - much to the delight of animal welfare activists everywhere.

Historically, the Chinese government has required all cosmetic brands to submit their products for animal testing if they want to sell them in China, despite how safe they may have otherwise been proven to be.

Of course, many brands balk at this prospect and, after years of lobbying, the Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS) has announced that the Chinese government has approved nine non-animal based methods, with the new legislation coming into play in 2020.

Source: Vogue