Saturday, April 16, 2011

Help get animal-tested products off the shelves!

No one wants to think they are supporting animal testing when they use a face cream or put on makeup. But you might be surprised to learn that many popular brands in supermarkets and pharmacies in Australia have actually been tested on animals.
Testing cosmetics on animals is illegal in Australia. But this law doesn't stop products being tested overseas before being sent here for sale. Confusing for consumers and devastating for animals suffering in labs overseas.
The European Union has introduced legislation that will ban the sale of any cosmetics that have been tested on animals, no matter where they are produced, by 2013. This ban will have a major effect on manufacturers who will need to stop their cruel testing methods in order to continue selling their products in Europe.
There is no reason why Australia can't follow Europe's lead and support their policy by introducing a similar ban. Everyone -- Australians included -- should be able to shop for beauty products without the risk of supporting animal tests!

Please help urge the Australian Government to follow Europe's compassionate lead by banning the sale and import of animal tested cosmetics.

Sign the petition at ANIMALS AUSTRALIA, here.

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