Petitioning The Hon Nathan Guy MP, Minister for Primary Industries

End animal testing for cosmetics in New Zealand by December 2015



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80% of the world – including New Zealand – still allows animal testing for cosmetics.

Countless animals around the globe suffer in cruel experiments to test cosmetics – rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice and rats are routinely injected, gassed, force-fed and killed for cosmetics testing worldwide.

We believe this is ethically unacceptable and unnecessary.  Alternative tests are available which are more reliable, faster and cheaper than the animal tests they replace.

The European Union, India, Israel have all banned cruel cosmetics, proving it is possible to have a thriving cosmetics industry without cruel animal tests.

On the first anniversary of the EU ban, Cruelty Free International is sending a detailed proposal to the Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy MP. Please add your support to Cruelty Free International’s call on New Zealand to implement a ban on the use of animals to test cosmetics and ingredients by December 2015.

1 million people have already added their names to Cruelty Free International’s pledge for a global ban on animal testing for cosmetics.

New Zealand must not get left behind – it is time to turn our backs on cruel cosmetics tests forever.

Letter to
The Hon Nathan Guy MP, Minister for Primary Industries
End animal testing for cosmetics in New Zealand by December 2015

I urge you to support Cruelty Free International’s proposal to ban cruel animal tests for cosmetics and ingredients by December 2015.

Countless animals around the globe suffer in cruel experiments to test cosmetics. I believe this is ethically unacceptable and unnecessary. Alternative tests are available which are more reliable, faster and cheaper than the animal tests they replace.

The European Union, India, Israel have all banned cruel cosmetics, proving it is possible to have a thriving cosmetics industry without cruel animal tests.

Please sign up to Cruelty Free International’s roadmap for New Zealand to implement a ban on the use of animals to test cosmetics and ingredients by December 2015.

New Zealand must not get left behind – it is time to turn our backs on cruel cosmetics tests forever.