VICTORY GETTING CLOSER ON COSMETICS!

Opposition announcement on cosmetics testing welcome news for animals

SAFE is delighted at the announcement from the Labour party that they have committed to a ban on cosmetics testing on animals, plus the sale and import of animal tested products.

The news comes after a two year campaign by SAFE and Humane Society International on the ‘Be Cruelty-Free NZ' campaign. It also follows a Supplementary Order Paper (SOP), introduced in Parliament by Green Party MP Mojo Mathers that would amend the Animal Welfare Amendment Bill, currently under consultation, to include a prohibition on the use of animals in experiments relating to cosmetics.

"It is great to see politicians getting behind this important issue. Thousands of people have said they want a ban in law - and now it looks like they are being listened to. No one wants to see animals suffer for the sake of a new shampoo."says SAFE head of campaigns Mandy Carter.

July 2014