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Cosmetics Animal Testing

Crude and painful experiments continue to be carried out on thousands of animals to test new cosmetics and household products or their ingredients globally. This is despite the fact that over 8,000 ingredients are widely available for commercial application without the need for any further testing on animals.

“Dear intelligent people of the world, don’t get shampoo in your eyes. It really stings. There. Done. Now f***ing stop torturing animals.”

Ricky Gervais

Uncover the Facts

Cruel Tests

Tests used vary but animals may undergo experiments such as having chemicals applied to their skin or eyes to see what level of irritation and damage a substance would cause or dosed with substances to see if they cause cancer.

Why are companies testing on animals?

Despite the fact there is widespread opposition and disgust at cosmetic testing some companies choose to continue performing horrendous tests.

No cosmetics testing in New Zealand

The Government had always claimed that there was no animal testing for cosmetics taking place, but without a national ban there was little to stop cosmetics suffering returning to our laboratories in the future.

The Cosmetics Campaign

Thank you, together we did it!

SAFE campaigned long and hard for a ban on cosmetics testing in New Zealand, and with your help we achieved a victory. In March 2015 the Government announced that a ban would become law; great news for animals.

Take Action

Don’t buy products tested on animals – download the free phone app or search online now with SAFEshopper.

Eat with kindness

Try the Plant-Based Challenge

Eating a plant-based diet is the most important thing you can do to help animals. It's a simple switch, but it makes a big difference. You'll feel great knowing that you are putting your values into action. Challenge yourself to give it a try. We bet you’ll find it tastier and easier than you ever imagined!

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