“Be Cruelty-Free” is a campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics in Canada. Join Animal Alliance of Canada in urging the Government of Canada to end cosmetics animal testing forever.
We need your support to save them. Every year rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, mice, and other animals undergo painful procedures in research and testing laboratories. Their entire lives are spent in isolation.
Bill S-214, The Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, died when Parliament prorogued in the summer of 2019.
Politicians had the opportunity to align Canada with other cosmetics markets, namely the European Union, but chose not to act.
And so the cruelty continues.
We need you now — more importantly, the animals need you — to apply your activist muscle to “force” the Trudeau government to stop the stalling and pass a cruelty-free cosmetics act, as they promised Canadians years ago.
There are no valid technical, legal or procedural reasons preventing the Minister of Health, from acting now.
The public and industry are in agreement that cruelty to animals to test consumer products — especially cosmetics — must stop.
And there is no defensible moral, scientific, or public safety rationale for the animal cruelty, suffering and deaths, all to serve the legal fiction of making deodorant or eyeliner safe.
Canada’s Senate unanimously passed Conservative Senator Carolyn Stewart Olsen’s bill banning testing cosmetics on animals in June 2018. In June 2019 the Trudeau government said it would pass the bill in the House of Commons. Now it’s delaying, deflecting and dithering.
Animal Alliance and other members of our ad hoc coalition of animal protection groups, responsible cosmetic companies and other stakeholders continue to meet regularly with officials from Health Canada. They regularly tell us how “important” this legislation is to them as they present us with ever more bureaucratic, regulatory, and procedural reasons why it cannot be passed now, and why they cannot tell us when it might be passed.
Forty countries have banned testing cosmetics on animals, but Canada is finding creative ways not to protect animals.
How You Can Help
- Speak Out: Contact Canada’s Minister of Health!
Please call or write the Minister of Health today. Letters can be mailed to the House of Commons postage-free. Hand-written letters are best, but you may also use our form, below.
Be brief and respectful. Try to ask a specific question.
Hon. Jean-Yves Duclos
Minister of Health
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6
Join the movement
Your support will save lives. Join us and help the animals today.
How you give can be as important as the amount you give. While every contribution is deeply appreciated, we urge you to consider becoming a regular monthly contributor. Monthly giving also makes your life easier. Modest, automatic withdrawals from either your bank account or credit card will go almost unnoticed, yet they will give you the knowledge that every day, every month, you will be making a measurable difference to the animals.
Please, take the time to give serious consideration to becoming a monthly giver.
Visit LeapingBunny.org for the most current list of companies that do not test their products on animals (please note, not all products are vegan).
Learn about the issue
Learn about cosmetics animal testing in Canada with our handy Q&A.
All procedures have the potential to cause animals physical as well as psychological distress.
Animal tests are increasingly being replaced with quicker, cheaper and more reliable non-animal methods.