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No animal should suffer in the name of beauty

Animal testing is on the way out! From July 2017, any products that have been tested on animals or contain ingredients that have been tested on animals will be banned from sale in Australia. But in the meantime, there are still many products on our shelves that HAVE been tested on animals. Our Ethical Shopper Action Calendar and newsletter this month focuses on supporting cruelty-free products.

Animal testing rests on the contradiction ‘because animals are like us’ testing is useful, yet ‘because they are not like us’ it is morally okay.

November is World Vegan Month

image There are plenty of ways to get involved in World Vegan Month - whether you're vegan or not! Check out events around the country or try the Veganalyser to find out how many animals you could save if you go vegan today (or how many you've already saved!). If you're looking to reduce your meat consumption, peruse the resources on our Be Inspired page or check out the new SBS series For the Love of Meat for information on more conscious meat consumption.   

Canberra school uniforms go ethical

image The ACT Government has updated its uniform guidelines to instruct public schools to source uniforms from ethical producers with a transparent supply chain. There are many reasons to switch to fairtrade uniforms. Find ethical suppliers at Ethical Clothing Australia. Schools are an important setting for promoting ethical consumerism - beyond just uniforms. See more at Go ethical in your school.   

Buy Nothing Day November 25

image Let's face it, we collectively buy too much stuff! Buy Nothing Day started in 1992 as "a day for society to examine the issue of over-consumption" and it has continued as an international protest against consumerism. Need some inspiration? Read about the woman who is buying nothing for a year. And for a fun read, check out the unnecessary things you can live without on Buy Nothing Day.   
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Be inspired to live cruelty-free

image We share the world with other species but often see them as mere commodities - rather than sacred and precious in their own right. In this month's Be Inspired page we look at the ending of animal testing in cosmetics in Australia and showcase some people instrumental in standing up for animal rights.  

Ethical Enterprise Award winners

image Congratulations to the winners of the annual Moral Fairground Ethical Enterprise Awards! The top spot was taken out by Pollinate Energy, an Australian enterprise with a mission to bring solar light to people living in India’s slums, with Tjanpi Desert Weavers second and ASRC Catering third. Please support these and other ethical businesses to keep them thriving!   
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2017 Permaculture Calendar $14

image Organise your garden, your life and share your schedule with this deceptively simple but thought-provoking permaculture calendar. Learn each of the 12 design principles over the course of a month and be reminded of suitable garden activities with daily icons and phase times according to the moon planting guide. Produced in Australia on 100% recycled paper using vegetable based inks.   

Quick Bites

image\ It has been revealed that Bayer and Syngenta suppressed their own scientific studies showing the harm that their pesticides do to bees »  Guardian

image\ Tell Procter & Gamble to cut conflict palm oil and modern slavery from their supply chain by signing this petition »  Sum of Us

image\ OzHarvest will host premiere screenings of acclaimed food waste documentary 'Theater of Life' across Australia in November and December. »  Demand Film

image\ Ask Samsung to stop the destruction of 4.3 million Galaxy Note7 phones and safely separate and reuse the materials instead »  Greenpeace

image\ Woolworths are in court facing allegations of unconscionable conduct after demanding $60 million in extra payments from suppliers. »  ABC Rural

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