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Since the 1960s, the CFHS has taken a lead role in improving the welfare of animals used in research in Canada. This section provides information on some of the key issues in this area, and the CFHS’ ongoing activities.
Although the law requires that animals be used for medical testing in Canada, animals are not required for cosmetic testing. Yet in many cases animals are still used, particularly to test the ingredients used in cosmetic products. According to Canadian law, a cosmetic is defined as “a product wh…