California lead the way by becoming the first USA state to ban the sale of animal tested beauty products.
The California Senate Bill 1249 was signed by California Governor Jerry Brown on Friday 28th September 2019.
In short, this bill bans manufacturers from importing, selling or offering for sale any cosmetics which have used animal testing at any stage of the products development, on or from the date of the 1st January 2020.
According to the bill cosmetics are defined as ‘any article intended to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled, or sprayed on, introduced into, or otherwise applied to the human body or any part thereof for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance, including, but not limited to, personal hygiene products such as deodorant, shampoo, or conditioner’ – Senate Bill No. 1249
This is a massive step forward for cruelty-free beauty. Thank you California for leading the way and putting together a comprehensive and all encompassing bill to protect our animals.
All information in this post was taken from the California Senate Bill 1249 which is available to the public on the California Legislative Information : here