Enact a law requiring all products to state whether animal testing has been used!
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ANIMALS ARE NOT OURS TO EAT, WEAR, EXPERIMENT ON, USE FOR ENTERTAINMENT, OR ABUSE IN ANY OTHER WAY!!!!
More than six million animals suffer and die in Australia every year due to chemical drugging, food, cosmetics tests, as well as in medical training experiments. Animals are also subjected to pain and death in classroom biology experiments and dissection, despite non animal tests have repeatedly been shown to have more educational value, save teachers time, and save schools money.
Examples of animal tests include forcing mice and rats to inhale toxic fumes, force-feeding dogs pesticides, and dripping corrosive chemicals into rabbits’ sensitive eyes. Even if a product harms animals, it can still be marketed to consumers. Conversely, just because a product was shown to be safe in animals does not guarantee that it will be safe to use in humans.
But this isn’t your fault, right? You haven’t contributed to this practise in any way, and you’re in the clear. Unfortunately, this most likely isn’t true, especially if you’re a big fan of makeup and cosmetics. Many people believe that animal testing in cosmetics is a thing of the past, but the sad truth is that thousands of animals worldwide still suffer in the name of beauty. Most people are surprised to learn that a large number of products sold on our supermarket shelves and cosmetic department stores have been tested on animals, and if you use any of the products listed below, then you’re unknowingly giving money to companies that perform cruel tests on animals to make money.
- Estee Lauder
- Giorgio Armani
- Gucci fragrances
- Heads and Shoulders
- Michael Kors
And these are just a small handful of the one hundred and seventy nine companies that use animal testing in Australia. We’re guessing chances are you didn’t know that at least half of those companies used animal testing on their products, and we’re also guessing that if you had known, you probably would have hesitated to buy these products. But how could you know? Companies that use animal testing would never tell public that they do so, for the sole reason that they know it would decrease their sales. However not only is this unfair to animals, it’s also unfair to the humans who are against animal testing. How can we know whether or not products we buy have used animal testing if they don’t tell us? How can we fight against animal testing if we don’t know what we are buying and who we are supporting?
That’s where our action comes in! To fight animal testing, we have decided to start a petition that aims to enact a law that requires all products to state whether animal testing has been used. This will be communicated to the public by form of printed labels that will say if this product has been tested on animals. If the petition receives 100,000 signatures (the required number of signatures on a petition need to collect a response), it will be sent to the government of New South Wales. From here, we hope to take things even further, and hopefully make a big change!
But we can’t collect 100,000 signatures all on our own. We will start by sending out petition to the entirety of the Santa Sabina College Community, students and staff, but we need you to share our petition with all your external friends and family. Publish posts about our action on social media, tell your parents to do the same, and if everyone makes a big contribution to this, we are confident our petition will succeed!
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