Council vows to help 'clean up cruelty'

STOCKSBRIDGE Town Council has adopted a Clean Up Cruelty policy pledging to only use cleaning products certified free from animal testing.

The authority will use products accredited by the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection - an organisation endorsed by celebrities including Queen star Brian May, and naturalist and comedian Bill Oddie.

Sheffield Council has also adopted the policy.

Stocksbridge Town Council buildings will now only be cleaned with products approved under the BUAV's Humane Household Products Standard which carry the Leaping Bunny logo, an internationally recognised and patented cruelty-free certification.

Dr Dan Lyons, a Green Party member of Stocksbridge Town Council, said: "We are delighted to adopt the policy. Subjecting animals to lethal poisoning tests for cleaning products is cruel and unnecessary.

"I believe that representative bodies such as local councils have a moral duty to reflect popular revulsion at gratuitous cruelty and to ensure that public funds are not spent on unethical products tested on animals."

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