Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Animal Testing Ban Supported by Cosmetics Industry

Animal Testing Ban Supported by Cosmetics Industry

“Calls for amendment to the Animal Welfare Act to exclude testing on Animals for Cosmetics in New Zealand are supported by the New Zealand industry” said Garth Wyllie Executive Director of the Cosmetic Toiletry and Fragrance Association.

“However the law change being called for will have no impact since there is no animal testing done in New Zealand by any of the Cosmetic brands sold in New Zealand” he said

The Cosmetic Toiletry and Fragrance Association which represents 112 member companies of which 80% are New Zealand exporters, welcomes the move to demonstrate our opposition to animal testing and support the understanding in international markets that New Zealand does not test on animals for its cosmetic products.

“The focus of many of our members is toward natural based products and animal testing is not consistent with that move. Internationally the industry has opposed animal testing with viable alternates now used,” said Mr Wyllie

‘The change proposed to the Animal Welfare Act by the Greens just sets in law what is already industry practice within New Zealand’, he said

“Calls for amendment to the Animal Welfare Act to exclude testing on Animals for Cosmetics in New Zealand are supported by the New Zealand industry” said Garth Wyllie Executive Director of the Cosmetic Toiletry and Fragrance Association.

“However the law change being called for will have no impact since there is no animal testing done in New Zealand by any of the Cosmetic brands sold in New Zealand” he said

The Cosmetic Toiletry and Fragrance Association which represents 112 member companies of which 80% are New Zealand exporters, welcomes the move to demonstrate our opposition to animal testing and support the understanding in international markets that New Zealand does not test on animals for its cosmetic products.

“The focus of many of our members is toward natural based products and animal testing is not consistent with that move. Internationally the industry has opposed animal testing with viable alternates now used,” said Mr Wyllie

‘The change proposed to the Animal Welfare Act by the Greens just sets in law what is already industry practice within New Zealand’, he said.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Flyover Over: NZTA Not Appealing Flyover Decision

The NZ Transport Agency has decided not to appeal the High Court’s Basin Bridge decision, and says the High Court’s findings provide valuable clarity to help guide the development of future infrastructure projects throughout the country. More>>

ALSO:

Developing Crown Land: Government, Auckland Iwi Reach Agreement

The government has reached agreement with Ngati Whatua and other Auckland iwi over developing 500 hectares of excess land in Auckland for private housing which had been under High Court challenge. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Maurice Williamson

Maurice Williamson seems to have been granted an annual licence to embarrass the National Party, and its that time of year again. Also as per usual, Williamson’s recent exercise in sexism and homophobia has passed by with barely a murmur from his leader. More>>

ALSO:

Green Climate Plan: Shaw Launches 40% Emission Cut Target

Green Party co-leader James Shaw has announced an emissions target initiative for 40% reduction by 2030. He said agriculture has to long been used as a reason for inaction, a roadblock to action... He proposed a tax of 8 cents per kilo of milk. More>>

ALSO:


Images & Video: Four Alternative Flags For Referendum

Flag Consideration Panel chair, Professor John Burrows, said the Panel’s decision had been guided first and foremost by the results of its engagement programme across a range of communities where thousands of Kiwis shared what was special about New Zealand, as well as the Panel’s own selection criteria. More>>

ALSO:

Transport Report: LGNZ Calls For Proactive Approach To Mobilise Regions

LGNZ has today released Mobilising the Regions, its major transport study, which highlights the economic and social impact of strategic transport decisions nationally and in the regions, and the direct link between regional development, national prosperity, social well-being and cohesiveness. More>>

ALSO:

Transport: New Rules Bring Double-Deckers To Our Cities

New rules that allow buses, including double-deckers, to carry more people will ramp up the public transport offering in our cities, Transport Minister Simon Bridges and Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss say. More>>

ALSO:

Cycling:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news