Dear Prime Minister,
I urge the Government of New Zealand to join the European Union, Israel and India by banning animal testing for cosmetic products and their ingredients.
Public opinion overwhelmingly favours such a ban, and the success of hundreds of cruelty-free companies like LUSH and JASON is proof that animal testing isn’t necessary to produce safe, innovative and profitable cosmetics. These corporate leaders refuse to test their products on animals, or to use new raw ingredients that have been animal-tested by supply companies, relying instead on thousands of already-available ingredients with histories of safe use, together with modern non-animal testing methods. There’s simply no excuse for any company to continue testing cosmetic products or ingredients on animals.
The review of New Zealand’s Animal Welfare Act provides the perfect opportunity for your country to join the global cruelty-free revolution and set a positive example for others to follow. I urge you, Prime Minister, not to miss this opportunity to score a win for animals, consumer safety, and your country’s reputation. The world is watching. It’s time for New Zealand to Be Cruelty-Free.