Ban Cosmetics Tested on Animals!
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2018 UPDATE: “To assist regulated entities to adequately prepare for compliance with the new Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS), the Australian Government has decided to defer commencement of the scheme until 1 July 2019. The new commencement date also means that the aspects of the implementation of the election commitment and the 2017-18 Budget measure to ban the testing of cosmetics on animals that are included in the Industrial Chemicals Bill 2017 will also be delayed until 1 July 2019.” (14 March 2018) Read the full release here.
2017 - 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.
2016 - The Coalition Government (Australia) announces that “a re-elected Turnbull Government will ban the sale of cosmetic products tested on animals. The ban will take effect from 1 July 2017, providing industry and retailers with a defined and reasonable transition period.” (June 2016)
In Australia we continue to import cosmetics tested on animals, even though such procedures are both cruel and unnecessary. By allowing these products to be sold in our country we are effectively supporting the animal testing of cosmetics.
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. Come on Australia - we can do it too!
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:
- Adore Animals
- Animal Justice Party
- Animal Liberation NSW
- Animal Liberation Queensland
- Animal Liberation WA
- Australian Rabbit Save
- Australian Rat Fanciers Society
- Beagle Freedom Australia
- Beagle Rescue Victoria
- Bendigo Animal Welfare & Community Services (BAWCS)
- Big Ears Animal Sanctuary
- Brightside Farm Sanctuary
- C.A.T.S. Cats Assistance To Sterilise Inc
- Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses
- DeathRowPets Australia
- Edgar's Mission Farm Sanctuary
- Freedom for Farmed Rabbits
- Friends of the Animals PERTH
- Golden Retriever Rescue
- Halfway Home Animal Rescue
- Humane Society for Animal Welfare
- Ingrid's Haven
- Jane Goodall Institute Australia
- Melbourne Animal Rescue
- Melbourne Goat Save
- Monika's Doggie Rescue
- National Animal Rescue Groups of Australia (NARGA) Inc
- 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
- 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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Animals Australia, Choose Cruelty Free, Humane Research Australia, Adore Animals, Animal Justice Party, Animal Liberation NSW, Animal Liberation Queensland, Australian Rat Fanciers Society, Beagle Freedom Australia, Beagle Rescue Victoria, BAWCS +29 More! needs your help with “Ban Cosmetics Tested on Animals!”. Join Animals Australia, Choose Cruelty Free, Humane Research Australia, Adore Animals, Animal Justice Party, Animal Liberation NSW, Animal Liberation Queensland, Australian Rat Fanciers Society, Beagle Freedom Australia, Beagle Rescue Victoria, BAWCS +29 More! and 115,978 supporters today.