Browse our latest news and work on animal protection across Oceania.
December 1, 2014
The Australian Senate passed a motion in support of ending cruel animal testing for cosmetics. The motion was drafted following discussions with #BeCrueltyFree Australia.
November 17, 2014
New Zealand singer-songwriter Anna Coddington is the latest Kiwi star to join the #BeCrueltyFree campaign for a ban on testing cosmetics on animals.
September 5, 2014
Rock guitar legend and founder of the Save Me Trust, Brian May, took time out from his Queen tour in Auckland, to urge New Zealand to help end the suffering of animals used to test cosmetics such as shampoo and mascara.
August 26, 2014
More than 30 cosmetics companies from across Australia wrote an open letter to Health Minister Peter Dutton urging him to support a national ban on animal testing for cosmetics and the sale of cosmetics animal-tested abroad.
August 20, 2014
The New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society and Helping You Help Animals have joined forces with HSI to bring more campaign power to Be Cruelty-Free which aims to ban animal testing of cosmetics in New Zealand.
August 11, 2014
Sam Bunkall from TVNZ’s Shortland Street wants New Zealand to play its part in ending the global suffering of animals used to test cosmetics by introducing a complete test and sales ban.
July 21, 2014
Australia’s Be Cruelty-Free campaign urged citizens to participate in a Labor Party public consultation on animal testing for cosmetics.
July 16, 2014
Be Cruelty-Free New Zealand was delighted at the Labour Party announcement that it will ban both cosmetics testing on animals and the sale/import of animal-tested products should it win the September General Election.
May 6, 2014
New Zealand passed legislation that prohibits the results of animal tests from being used to assess psychoactive drugs.
March 31, 2014
The ICJ ruled that Japan's southern ocean whaling activities were in breach of the International Convention on the Regulation of Whaling.