The amendment does not address the demand for animal testing by stopping the use of data from animal testing by NZ companies or government regulatory bodies.
The amendment only bans animal testing in New Zealand - it does not stop New Zealand companies simply doing animal testing overseas instead.
It does not reduce the demand for animal testing globally. Unlike the recent bans in the EU and Israel and the one proposed in Australia by their Green Party this move does not stop the import and sale of animal tested cosmetics.
Mar 21 2014
Recently the Green Party announced a move that would stop animal testing of cosmetics being done in New Zealand, a call that has been supported by some animal groups in New Zealand. If successful this ban will eventually be included in the Animal Welfare Act, the legislation that governs the use of animals in research, testing and teaching in New Zealand. We have been approached by members and supporters for our stance on this amendment. While we don't wish to criticise anything that brings the issue of animal testing and research to the public attention for clarity's sake we need to state why we are not devoting resources into actively promoting this amendment. This is because we do not believe it can reduce animal testing for the following reasons: