Have you ever done something really great, and every one congratulated you and was proud of you and you felt really good about yourself? Well, for the country of Israel - that moment is now! Find out what they did that deserves a massive round of applause.
Israel has just banned the import, marketing and sale of any toiletries, cosmetics and detergents that were tested on animals in their development. So now people there will not only look and smell good - they'll also feel good, knowing that animals weren't tortured and killed for the sake of their shampoo and deodorant.
The law here at the moment is that consumer products can't be tested on animals IN Australia. While that may sound like a win, the problem is that big companies like Colgate and L'Oreal (and hundreds of others!) simply just test on animals in other countries before sending their products to Australia stores.
And the testing that is done on animals is probably as close to torture as anything you'll have heard of. You can find out more about it here (if you're brave enough).
The good news is that you don't need to be the country of Israel to help free animals from cruel testing.
Here's three powerful ways you can stand up against animal testing:
1) Take the pledge against products that have been tested on animals
2) Grab your own copy of the Cruelty-Free List which makes it easy for you to know what stuff is animal-friendly.
3) Send an email to our own politicians calling for an end to the importation of products that have been tested on animals.