Animal Welfare Amendment Act (No 2) 2015

37 New section 84A inserted (Prohibition on use of animals in research, testing, and teaching for making cosmetic)

After section 84, insert:

84A Prohibition on use of animals in research, testing, and teaching for making cosmetic

(1)

A person must not use an animal in any research, testing, or teaching that is for the purpose of—

(a)

developing, making, or testing a cosmetic; or

(b)

developing, making, or testing an ingredient that is intended exclusively for use in a cosmetic.

(2)

Subsection (1)(b) does not apply to research, testing, or teaching in relation to an ingredient that is carried out for a purpose unrelated to the intended use of the ingredient in a cosmetic.

(3)

A person commits an offence who contravenes subsection (1).

(4)

In a prosecution for an offence against this section, it is not necessary for the prosecution to prove that the defendant intended to commit the offence.