We need you now — more importantly, the animals need you — to apply your activist muscle to “force” the Trudea goernment to stop the stalling and pass a cruelty-free cosmetics act, as they promised Canadians 2 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
1. Join the Campaign! 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.
3. Speak out! Please contact the Minister of Health and voice your disappointment.
Please remember this, if and when an election is called. Voting is a powerful tool. We must let candidates and elected officials know animals matter to us.
Minister of Health, The Honourable Patty Hajdu
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6