End Animal Cosmetic Testing in Canada


Target: Senator Carolyn Stewart-Olsen, Conservative-New Brunswick

Goal: Stop testing on animals for cosmetic purposes.

A Canadian senator is introducing a bill that will prohibit animal testing for cosmetic purposes in Canada. The bill will also prohibit the sale of cosmetic products that have recently been tested on animals in other parts of the world.

Senator Stewart Olsen is pushing for the bill to make it through and stated, “This is a great day for Canada and demonstrates our government’s commitment to ethical beauty and improved regulatory alignment in the cosmetics sector globally.”

Olsen plans on working closely with Canadian stakeholders over the summer so that more improvements to the bill can be made. The bill, called The Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, was created after discussions with the Humane Society International (HSI) and Animal Alliance of Canada (AAC). Both HSI and AAC have led the #BeCrueltyFree Canada campaign, which encourages people to stop using products that have been tested on animals.

Many Canadians are already on board with the cruelty-free movement. More than 500 cosmetic companies in North America have already been certified as cruelty-free. Instead of testing on animals, many of these companies use existing ingredients or new non-animal test methods.

It is important that we move away completely from cruel animal testing. Many of us don’t think about the suffering that rabbits, guinea pigs, and dogs go through when we pick up a shampoo bottle. Chemicals are dripped into their eyes or put on their skin to test these products even though we have already established safer methods. Please sign this petition to ban cruel animal testing for cosmetics in Canada.


Dear Senator Stewart-Olsen,

I would like to thank you for your support of legislation that will ban animal testing for cosmetic purposes in Canada. It is time that Canada becomes part of the global movement to #BeCrueltyFree and puts an end to horrifying and cruel animal testing.

The bill, known as the Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, will not only stop the sale of cosmetics that have been animal-tested, but also ensure that cosmetic testing on animals is ended in Canada for good.

Thank you for talking with the Humane Society International and Animal Alliance of Canada and working to create legislation that treats animals in a humane fashion. By doing this, Canada joins the other countries that have taken these important steps and helps create a better world for animals.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

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  1. Ppl who need money will volunteer to be tested on you know. and the testing would be more useful. actual humans. and i am actually a person allergic to some skin products like noxzema for example. i dont want companies testing on animals for me. ppl are just gonna b allergic to some products. im sure plenty of animals were tortured for the sake of noxzema …. and it still sucks for me. didnt help. i have to take prednisolone for hives or i end up covered w rash and in emergency room. once for kiwi. once for eating bamboo. i certainly dont want ppl injecting new formulations of noxzema into some poor creatures eye for me. i just avoid certain products and foods. pretty simple.

  2. This is just sick. I can’t believe this is allowed. I bet if they had to post pictures of the animals next to their product, people wouldn’t buy it at all. That should be a sign!

    • Amy M Glogowski says:

      I agree, I don’t wear make-up any more! Stop testing on animals, the pain & suffering they go through isn’t worth me buying it!

    • Amy M Glogowski says:

      I don’t wear make-up any more! Stop testing on animals, the pain & suffering they go through isn’t worth me buying it!

  3. Robert Ortiz says:

    All animal testing needs to be done away with.

    • Kathleen Williams says:

      One hundred percent agree with you, Robert. Researchers and scientists were supposed to be dedicating themselves to the concept of The Three Rs (Replacement, Reduction, Refinement) since the 1950’s. Particularly in biomedical and neurological studies, the number of animals used are increasing dramatically, thanks to experiments in genetic modifications.
      As far as cosmetic testing goes, I like what Ricky Gervais tweeted in 2012:
      “Dear intelligent people of the world,
      don’t get shampoo in your eyes.
      It really stings.
      There. Done.
      Now fucking stop torturing animals.”

  4. sandra straume says:

    don’t have a website

  5. Cláudia Santos says:


  6. I had pet rabbits for years and they are such sensitive wonderful creatures. Why do we think we can torture animals to enhance our beauty – especially since it is totally unnecessary? Stop this now!

  7. ELAINE WING says:

    There are enough cosmetics for sale. Stop making more… there is no need for any more….. You scientists are just doing this keep yourselves in jobs.

  8. charlsie lyon says:

    walking through a department store I looked at the cosmetic counters. I’ve used two products for years. However, one company I had never noticed caught my attention. There was a sign stating that they didn’t use any animals in developing and testing their products. Next time I went in the mall for a cosmetic I remembered that sign and went to that company. Speaking a little louder than I normally do I ask them I saw right that they didn’t use torture animals to make their products. She answered I was right, they did not. I told her that they would always have my business. Turning around I saw that several women overheard me. I don’t know the outcome of that but it was one small thing I could do. I like to think that perhaps down the road one little animal will be spared agony.

  9. Noranne Dovey says:

    Why not use criminals that are sentenced to LIFE? They have no rights. What has an innocent animal done?

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