This week starts with a major win for the cruelty-free beauty movement. The state of California has just passed a bill banning the sale of ALL beauty products tested on animals.
Earlier this year, it was reported that bill SB 1249, would be introduced by Senator Cathleen Galgiani, which promised to pull all beauty products (we’re talking everything from makeup, to skin-care, body-care, and hair-care products) that had been tested on animals, or including ingredients that have been tested on animals, from shelves across California, starting in 2020. On August 31, the bill officially and unanimously passed in the State Assembly, making California the first U.S. state to take the step for the future of cruelty-free beauty. This is a huge win in the welfare of all animals
An estimated 100 million animals are used every year across America, in both commercial and scientific testing. Labs that use rats, birds, reptiles and mice are exempt from the minimal animal welfare protection, under the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). Europe, Isreal and India have already banned animal testing for cosmetics, including the sale or import of any newly animal- tested beauty products
Major congratulations to the state of California. Compassion toward all living things is so vital and with today’s advancements in modern technology, there is simple no need to test on animals.