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Despite a pledge from the British government to limit their use, new figures show there has been a rise in the number of experiments on animals. Critics argue that scientists continue to needlessly test medicines on animals, while scientists argue that testing on animals is often the only way to create vital new medicine and treatments. VoR's Simon Parker has more.

 

Some cosmetics manufacturers are making claims about products being 'organic' when they contain less than 1 percent organic matter, according to the British Soil Association, which campaigns for humane and sustainable food, farming and land use. VoR's Brendan Cole spoke to Emma Reinhold, from the association.

A survey by beauty retailer Escentual.com has found that more than two-thirds of UK bosses admit they would be less likely to employ a female job applicant if she did not wear make-up to the job interview. VoR's Brendan Cole spoke to Tabbi Lee, spokeswoman for Escentual, about the implications.

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