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October 24, 2013

Be Cruelty-Free Calls on New Zealand Prime Minister to “Hop To It” and Ban Cosmetics Animal Testing

Humane Society International

Humane Society International is calling on New Zealand to become the next country to Be Cruelty-Free. This month, HSI submitted written testimony to the New Zealand Parliament’s Primary Production Committee, arguing the case for a national ban on animal testing for cosmetics. This builds on a meeting earlier this summer between HSI’s Director of Research & Toxicology, Troy Seidle, and Associate New Zealand Health Minister Todd McClay.

Now we’re turning up the heat. HSI and our Be Cruelty-Free campaign partner SAFE have launched a nation-wide ad campaign featuring a political caricature of NZ Prime Minister John Key, complete with bunny ears and tail, chomping on a carrot, with the message “Hop to it, John!”

The ads will appear over the coming months in major newspapers and magazines in New Zealand, and include a detachable petition form that citizens can fill in and mail to the Prime Minister to show their support for a cosmetics animal testing ban in New Zealand.

A Kiwi ban would also help our Be Cruelty-Free campaign efforts in Australia, China and other East Asian countries. And one by one, we’ll make the whole world cruelty-free.

You can help by signing HSI’s online petition to NZ Prime Minister John Key today.

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