Green Party Parliamentarian Maya Graf introduced a motion that, if passed, would end the sale of cosmetics containing ingredients tested  on animals. The legislation was drafted in conjunction with the Humane Society. In 2012, Humane Society International announced its global #BeCrueltyFree campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics. #BeCru- eltyFree is the largest global undertaking to end cosmetics testing on animals.

In 2015, several countries took steps to phase out the testing of cosmetics ingredients and products on animals, including New Zealand, South Korea, Turkey, Russia, and Taiwan.

If enacted, Switzerland would become the 35th country to enact legisla- tion aimed at curtailing the trade of animal-tested consumer products.