Be Inspired: Living cruelty-free

Animals are sacred and precious in their own right. Here we showcase the upcoming positive changes with regard to ending animal testing in cosmetics. We also look at some people who have been instrumental in acting for change in this area, and explore some product alternatives.
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Ban on animal tested cosmetics in Australia

Great news! From July 2017, any products that have been tested on animals or contain ingredients that have been tested on animals will be prohibited from sale. Australia will join the European Union, Israel, Norway, India and New Zealand which have put in place similar bans (see details). These news reports are from June 2016.

ABC Behind-the-news »        Channel 7 news »

Henry Spira

Henry Spira and Peter Singer - pioneering Animal Rights

Henry Spira is remembered as the most effective animal activist of the 20th century, known for his tireless efforts to expose the the cruel animal experimentation that goes on behind closed doors, expecially in the cosmetic industry. Australian philosopher Peter Singer, whose 1975 book 'Animal Liberation' sparked a movement, made a documentary on Spira's life in 1996 called 'One Man's Way'. Singer's commentry on animal equality and suffering give insight into why we care.

Peter Singer (2010) »                Peter Singer (2011)  »                One Man's Way  »

Jade Madden

Jade Madden's Cruelty Free make-up list

Jade Madden is an Australian Beauty Vlogger who specialises in using Cruelty Free products. On her You-tube channel you can find everything from beauty and special-effects makeup tutorials to motivational videos on body confidence and bullying. Here's her list of choice make-up products.

Website  »               You-tube »

Further Resources...

Ask the experimenters why they experiment on animals, and the answer is: "Because the animals are like us." Ask the experimenters why it is morally okay to experiment on animals, and the answer is: "Because the animals are not like us." Animal experimentation rests on a logical contradiction. ~Charles R. Magel

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Misleading claims

Find out some of the complexities in identifying products that have and have not been tested on animals.
> ABC's Behind the News (2013);
> The Checkout's Big Cosmetics in Little China (2013);
> Choice report Cruelty-free cosmetics? Not so much (2014).

 Story of Cosmetics

Finding Cruelty Free products

> Choose Cruelty Free's list of accredited cruelty-free companies (AUS).
> Mamamia's 21 Aussie beauty brands that are free from animal testing (AUS).
> The Cruelty Free shop - vegan food, health, fashion, beauty, and more (AUS).
> PETA's list of companies that 'do', and companies that 'don't' test on animals (US).