California, The First State To Ban Sale of Cosmetics Tested on Animals.
With unanimous approval this week from the California State Legislature, California just became the first state to ban cosmetics tested on animals. Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton) introduced the California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act back in April of this year.
California Governor Jerry Brown is likely to sign the bill into law promptly, criminalizing the sale of beauty products tested on animals starting in January 2020. This is a huge step forward for the cruelty-free movement as California’s economy is one of the biggest in the world, this could essentially force cosmetic companies to stop animal testing altogether. What a wonderful world it will be.
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Popular beauty brands such as Kat Von D Beauty, Too Faced (yay Better than Sex mascara), Charlotte Tilbury, The Body Shop, Blush Cosmetics….. (the list goes on) have already jumped on the cruelty-free bandwagon and are not tested on animals. Check out Cruelty-Free Kitten blog for everything you need to know about cruelty-free and vegan makeup.
In a statement made by Senator Galgiani, she said, “I’m proud of California lawmakers for moving science, industry, and ethics forward today, cruelty-free cosmetics are good for business, safe for humans, and don’t harm animals.”
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Judie Mancuso, founder and president of Social Compassion in Legislation The United States is years behind the European Union when it comes to cruelty-free practices, who adopted a comparable law more than half decade ago.
Since then close to 40 countries have followed Europe’s lead to ban products tested on
What a great day to be an animal lover and an American.
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