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Dogs, cats, rabbits and many other animals still suffer pointless and painful procedures in the name of product testing. Some will undergo irritancy tests that cause severe chemical burns to their sensitive skin; others will be forced to ingest harmful chemicals that can lead to fatal poisoning. To study the 'effects', animals are often left to languish for days without pain relief. This tells us nothing about toxicity to humans. As a consumer, you have the power to help end this cruelty.
Every year, in laboratories around the world, countless brands allow animals to be poisoned, burnt and killed in the name of 'safety'. But there's nothing 'safe' about these tests — not for the animals and not for us. And right now, with your help, we have a chance to cut this cruelty out of cosmetics in Australia for good!
While our laws make it difficult to test cosmetic products on animals in Australia, many big brands still test their products and ingredients on animals overseas, then sell their products on...
While our laws make it difficult to test cosmetic products on animals in Australia, many big brands still test their products and ingredients on animals overseas, then sell their products on supermarket shelves here.
But now political support to end this cruelty is growing. The Greens have introduced a Bill to federal Parliament that would ban the import of cosmetic products that have been tested on animals. And they are not the only party looking to end cruel animal tests. The Labor Party has also launched a national consultation into phasing out the import of all cosmetics and cosmetic ingredients tested on animals. With so many ingredients that are already known to be safe readily available for companies to use, and many non-animal based tests now available, it's time to take the ugly side out of beauty products.