The ugly side of the beauty business…

 

Testing cosmetics on animals has already been banned in the UK and the EU. In Australia we continue to import cosmetics tested on animals even though such procedures are painful, cruel and unnecessary. By allowing these products to be sold in our country we are effectively supporting the animal testing of cosmetics.

 

Choose Cruelty Free (CCF), Humane Research Australia (HRA) and Animals Australia are asking members of the public to join us in petitioning the Australian Government to implement a ban on the sale of all cosmetics that are tested on animals. During 2014, 32 other Australian groups endorsed the Petition:

Adore Animals

Animal Justice Party

Animal Liberation NSW

Animal Liberation Queensland

Animal Liberation WA

Anti-Vivisection Union of SA

Australian Rat Fanciers Society

Beagle Freedom Australia

Beagle Rescue Victoria

Bendigo Animal Welfare & Community Services (BAWCS)

Big Ears Animal Sanctuary

Brightside Farm Sanctuary

Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses

DeathRowPets Australia

Edgar's Mission Farm Sanctuary

Freedom for Farmed Rabbits

Golden Retriever Rescue

Halfway Home Animal Rescue

Humane Society for Animal Welfare

Ingrid's Haven

Melbourne Animal Rescue

Monika's Doggie Rescue

Oscar's Law

Perth Advocates for the Earth

Pound Paws

Sentient, The Veterinary Institute for Animal Ethics

Sydney Pet Rescue

The Australian Vegetarian Society (NSW)

The Mark's Ark

The Winged Horse Equine Welfare

ThinkKind

Victorian Dog Rescue & Resource Group

 

In 2003 the European Parliament and the 15 member states of the EU passed “The 7th Amendment to the Cosmetics Directive” effectively banning the use of animals in cosmetic testing throughout Europe and the import of any cosmetics being tested on animals – regardless of their country of origin. The EU 2013 deadline for a complete ban on testing cosmetics on animals is approaching fast. The ultimate aim being to replace all animals used in testing cosmetics with alternatives that are already available.

 

Under section 81(1) of the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989 (Cth) (“the Act”), the Minister for Health and Ageing has the power to determine the standards for cosmetics imported into, or manufactured in, Australia.

 

Please request that a standard be introduced under section 81 of the Act stating that no cosmetic shall be imported into, or manufactured in, Australia if the final product or its ingredients have been tested on animals.

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    1. Australians: speak up against animal-tested cosmetics by 8 August 2014!

      In 2013, the Australian Labor Party (ALP) made a commitment to run a national consultation on phasing out the importation, manufacture, sale and advertising of cosmetics or cosmetic ingredients tested on animals. ALP invites all Australians to participate in this consultation.

      Written comments are due by Friday 8th August 2014 and any Australian can have their say!

      You can structure your submission in any way you wish. It doesn’t have to be long or complex. Keep to key points that are important to you and, most importantly, keep your submission polite.

      Everything you need can be found in a special page on the Choose Cruelty Free website: http://www.choosecrueltyfree.org.au/have-your-say/

      From all of us at CCF, thank you for taking a few minutes to speak up for the thousands of animals that needlessly suffer in agony for the sake of beauty.

      Warm wishes from Liz Jackson and the CCF Team.

      Have Your Say!

      In 2013, the Australian Labor Party (ALP) made a commitment to run a national consultation on phasing out the importation, manufacture, sale and advertising of cosmetics or cosmetic ingredients tested on animals. ALP invites all Australians to participate in this consultation. Written comments are due by Friday 8th August 2014 and any Australian can have their say!

    2. Reached 17,500 signatures

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    • Pip Zaat AUSTRALIA
      • 1 day ago

      Because I love animals and can't abide cruelty.

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    • Ines Raimondo STH AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA
      • 1 day ago

      There are alterative methods for testing cosmetics. There is no justification to inflict suffering on animals for the sake of cosmetics

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    • Daphne Homen PAWTUCKET, RI
      • 1 day ago

      Animal testing is cheap and disgusting way to test beauty products. We have no right to torture animals for something as selfish as cosmetics.

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    • Cathy Vaina AUSTRALIA
      • 2 days ago

      because animals share this planet with us so they should be treated more ethically and kindly, its says a lot about how far the human race has come! or not!!

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    • Robyn Warburton AUSTRALIA
      • 2 days ago

      I believe in the cause.

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