Mojo Mathers introduced an SOP to ban cosmetics animal testing in the Animal Welfare Act last March, however the select committee did not include the ban in its recommendations to Parliament despite overwhelming public support and backing from New Zealand's cosmetics industry.
#BeCrueltyFree and Mathers believe the new SOP provides a workable solution that addresses government feedback and delivers a ban on cosmetics cruelty that Kiwis want. SOP044 is likely to be voted on very soon - it could be in early March 2015. It needs the National Party to support it to pass so please let them know you want them to do so. There's several ways to do this:
- Send the Party leaders an email by clicking here.
- If you live in an electorate represented by a National MP email them and ring their electorate office.
- Email the National MP based nearest your electorate - all MP contact details can be found here.
- Contact Nathan Guy, the Minister for Primary Industries and tell him directly.