Change the legislation in the Animal Welfare Amendment Bill to ban importing tested goods.

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Cosmetic testing on animals is done to test the safety and hypoallergenic properties of products for use by humans, which include skin and eye irritation tests where chemicals are rubbed onto the shaved skin or dripped into the eyes of rabbits or rats. These tests are repeated for weeks or months to look for signs of general illness or specific health hazards, such as cancer or birth defects. Beauty brands such as Benefit, Clinique, Maybelline, Victoria's Secret, and Estee Lauder all still sell products tested on animals, which are sold in retail outlets such as Mecca Maxima and Farmers.

We aim to change the legislation of the Animal Welfare Amendment Bill to ban companies from having the ability to import and export products from overseas to do animal testing. Currently in New Zealand, manufacturers only cannot participate in doing animal testing for their products, instead, they can only sell these products in which we aim to ban to help encourage companies to find ethical, cruelty-free ways to test their products.

I started this petition, because…
We are creating this petition as we believe that animals should not be used for cosmetic testing as there are alternative, cruelty-free solutions. We believe that the law is not strong enough in preventing animal testing in our country, as we still receive these cosmetics from countries outside of New Zealand. The aim of this petition is to help raise awareness about the issue we have surrounding animal testing in New Zealand and to change the legislation to ban imports of animal tested products.