Mar 19, 2014

Crikey Clarifier: will we ban animal testing for cosmetics?

Parliament will consider a bill that would ban animal testing for Australian cosmetics. Crikey intern Ania Dutka finds out what the current situation is -- and whether things are likely to change.

Testing cosmetics on animals remains legal in Australia, although there is a push to ban the practice. New South Wales Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon introduced a private members bill, Ban Cruel Cosmetics 2014, into federal Parliament earlier this week.

Although most testing does not take place in Australia, many beauty products on our shelves come from overseas and are tested on animals. Consumers may be surprised to discover a myriad of mainstream cosmetics brands such as Dove, Herbal Essences and Estee Lauder practise some form of animal testing …

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