Ban Cosmetics Tested on Animals!

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The ugly side of the beauty business…

The 2017 Federal Budget has revealed that the Coalition Government's promise to save thousands of animal lives starting 1 July 2017 will not eventuate for another 12 months.

"Implementation of the ban will start 1 July 2018 to provide industry with a transition period and align with broader industrial chemical reforms." Read the full release here.

Thousands of animals will suffer and die because of animal testing within the next year. We will continue our campaign until Australia bans cosmetics tested on animals.

NOW is the time to make the proposed ban happen. Not next month. Not next year. NOW. 

Testing cosmetics on animals has already been banned in the UK, the EU, India, Israel, Norway, New Zealand and several Brazilian states. Many other countries have pledged to introduce similar legislation in the near future. 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.

With your help, Australia will join the growing list of countries that stop torturing animals for 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. In support, 37 other Australian groups have endorsed the Petition:

  1. Adore Animals
  2. Animal Justice Party
  3. Animal Liberation NSW
  4. Animal Liberation Queensland
  5. Animal Liberation WA
  6. Australian Rabbit Save
  7. Australian Rat Fanciers Society
  8. Beagle Freedom Australia
  9. Beagle Rescue Victoria
  10. Bendigo Animal Welfare & Community Services (BAWCS)
  11. Big Ears Animal Sanctuary
  12. Brightside Farm Sanctuary
  13. C.A.T.S. Cats Assistance To Sterilise Inc
  14. Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses
  15. DeathRowPets Australia
  16. Edgar's Mission Farm Sanctuary
  17. Freedom for Farmed Rabbits
  18. Friends of the Animals PERTH
  19. Golden Retriever Rescue
  20. Halfway Home Animal Rescue
  21. Humane Society for Animal Welfare
  22. Ingrid's Haven
  23. Jane Goodall Institute Australia
  24. Melbourne Animal Rescue
  25. Melbourne Goat Save
  26. Monika's Doggie Rescue
  27. National Animal Rescue Groups of Australia (NARGA) Inc
  28. Oscar's Law
  29. Perth Advocates for the Earth
  30. Pound Paws
  31. Sentient, The Veterinary Institute for Animal Ethics
  32. Sydney Pet Rescue
  33. The Australian Vegetarian Society (NSW)
  34. The Mark's Ark
  35. The Winged Horse Equine Welfare
  36. ThinkKind
  37. 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 has happened! 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 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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