Time To Ban Animal-Tested Cosmetics


1465253_370IN THE WAKE of the momentous decision of the European Union to ban the sale of newly animal-tested cosmetics, SAFE and the Humane Society Of New Zealand is calling for a similar mandate here.
Testing cosmetics on animals has been banned in the EU since 2009, and now the sale of cosmetics containing ingredients that have recently been animal-tested in other countries have also been banned.
New Zealand, however, shows no sign of enacting any such humane strategies.
“New Zealand was the first country in the world to prohibit testing on chimpanzees, but we’ve proved ourselves to be woefully behind the times when it comes to cosmetics testing,” says SAFE Campaign Manager Mandy Carter.
“The EU ban proves there is absolutely no need to put chemicals in animals’ eyes and on their skin for the sake of cosmetics. A ban in law here is long overdue.”
Those who care enough to do something about this shocking state of affairs can sign the Be Cruelty-Free online pledge here.

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