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California Governor signs Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act

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California becomes first US state to end sale of animal-tested cosmetics

We applaud California Governor Jerry Brown for signing the California Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act into law. This means California will become the first US state to end the sale of animal-tested cosmetics.

The new law will ban the sale in California of any cosmetic product that has been tested on animals after January 2020. We thank Senator Galgiani for bringing the bill forward and the California legislature for supporting it.

Monica Engebretson, North America Campaigns Manager, said: “Tragically, despite approved non-animal tests, and ingredients that are known to be safe for human use being available, more than half a million animals are still used every year in cruel and unnecessary cosmetics testing worldwide. By ending the sale of animal-tested cosmetics, California has now matched global progress on this issue and becomes a national leader.” 

The Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act brings California in line with over 30 countries including Norway, Israel, and India, as well as the European Union, which has banned the sale of new animal-tested cosmetics since 2013.

We are working in several other states to bring an end to animal testing for cosmetics if you would like to find out how you can help in your state contact us