California is Banning Beauty Products Tested on Animals

California is Banning Beauty Products Tested on Animals

California has become the first state to make the sale of animal-tested cosmetics illegal after 2020. Do you think this law should be nationwide?

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If you are a proponent for cruelty-free beauty products, you’re probably accustomed to deciphering the symbols on the bottles of products as part of your daily routine. The good news is, if you live in California, you won’t have to do this much longer. California state legislature recently passed a bill to make the sale of animal-tested cosmetics illegal within the state after 2020. The California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act “marks the first time a state has taken action to move the needle on such a large scale, and state representatives are hoping it sends a message,” according to Glamour Magazine.

The bill was introduced in February by California Senator Cathleen Galgiani and was soon passed unanimously by California senators and sent to Governor Jerry Brown. Brown’s records show him supporting animal-welfare issues, so advocates for the bill believe it will pass.

This bill will make it illegal to “sell any cosmetic in California if the final product or any component of the product was knowingly tested on animals after January 1, 2020,” according to the legislation. Not only does this include makeup, but it also includes products like deodorant, shampoo, and conditioner.

Hoping this ban will lead manufacturers to stop testing on animals across the country, Galgiani wrote in a statement that, “inaction at the federal level compels California to lead the way in ensuring a cruelty-free cosmetics market for its citizens by barring any new ingredients or cosmetics that are tested on animals.”

Judie Mancuso, founder and president of Social Compassion in Legislation added, “This policy is tried and true, as the European Union implemented a similar law over five years ago and the sky didn’t fall. Animals have been saved while companies have flourished and grown without cruelty as part of their business model.”

California seems to be paving the way for the rest of the U.S. to get on board with cruelty-free cosmetics, but only time will tell. Do you think this should be a nationwide law? Read more about this story on Glamour here.


Here’s how people on the Zip app are weighing in on this all over the country!

California has become the first state to make the sale of animal-tested cosmetics illegal after 2020. Do you think this law should be nationwide?

Totals
42% Y – animal cruelty
58% N – leave it
Males
32% Y – animal cruelty
68% N – leave it
Females
60% Y – animal cruelty
40% N – leave it

Y – animal cruelty

N – leave it


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