The Australian Government has made plans to ban cosmetic testing on animals, only if the coalition are re-elected. If the coalition are not re-elected the chances of this happening is low. I am hoping that this will push the other governments to step up and give animals a voice. Let’s make this happen no matter what government is elected. We need to stand up for these animals who are forced into horrific situations that we would never put ourselves in.
The Australian view of animal cruelty is one large contradiction:
I find it quite contradicting that animal abuse is punishable as a crime in Australia, but we are still allowing animal testing for cosmetic purposes.
According the RSPCA, these are the penalties for animal cruelty in Australia:
|NSW||5 years*||$22,000 for natural person
$110,000 for corporation
|Crimes Act 1900,
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979
The positive outcome of this discussion:
The fact that abolishing animal testing is being discussed is a small step towards a more ethical approach to the cosmetic industry in Australia, however it is still a bit of a controversial subject.
Why is this only a small step?
Even though animal testing may disappear from Australia, please remember that these companies may still sell to countries that require testing or allow testing (for example China).
What do you think about this new topic of discussion circling the internet? Let me know in the comments below!
– Cruelty Free Love