Cosmetic Testing

We are making common cause with animal protection organizations to convince Canadian politicians to do in Canada what their European Union (EU) counterparts have already done: ban the testing of cosmetics on animals.

European countries began implementing bans on testing cosmetics on animals in 1998.  The ban went EU wide in 2009.  In 2013 the EU stopped the importation and sale of cosmetics that have been tested on animals outside of the EU.  If the EU politicians can end the cruelty of testing cosmetics on animals, so can Canadian politicians.

How You Can Help

1.  Shop Cruelty-Free

You can make a difference to animals every day with each item you choose to put in your shopping basket. Leaping Bunny is an internationally recognized standard to guarantee that a cosmetic or household product and its ingredients have not been animal tested. You can also shop at, which stocks only Leaping Bunny-certified brands.

2. Speak out!

We need to keep the pressure on the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, to bring in legislation banning the use of cosmetic testing on animals. So please, mail and call her. Hand-written letters and can be mailed to the Minister postage-free!

The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor
Minister of Health
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6

T/ 613-992-8072


3.  Learn More

What does the Bill S-214 do to help animals?

It amends Canadian legislation so that once the Act is passed,

•    No person shall sell any cosmetic that was developed or manufactured using cosmetic animal testing…
•    No person shall conduct or cause cosmetic animal testing to be conducted in Canada.
•    No evidence derived from animal testing conducted…may be submitted or used to establish the safety of a cosmetic or an ingredient of a cosmetic…

While we can’t give you an exact number (so opaque are the animal testing and cosmetics industries), what we can say is that the Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act will save animals in Canada and beyond our borders from the torture and cruelty of cosmetic testing.

•    About Cosmetics Testing
•    About Animal Tests
•    About Alternative Methods