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Hawaii moves closer to being a cruelty free cosmetics state

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The Body Shop joins us in supporting Hawaii Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act

We congratulate Hawaii for taking another step towards being Cruelty Free. HB 704 The Hawaii Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act has passed the House of Representatives and now moves to the Senate for consideration.  The bill introduced by Representative Chris Lee aims to end the sale of cosmetics tested on animals in the state after 2020.

Along with our campaign partners The Body Shop we have actively backed The Hawaii Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act which would bring Hawaii in line with California, the EU and over 30 other countries in stopping the sale of animal-tested cosmetics.

Monica Engebretson, the North America Campaign Manager for Cruelty Free International said: “Today modern non-animal testing methods that are faster and better at predicting human response than the animal tests they replace are widely available. Our success in ending unnecessary animal testing in other countries and states proves that positive change is possible. We thank Rep Lee for introducing this bill and the House for its overwhelming support and urge the Senate to do likewise.”

Andrea Blieden, General Manager, U.S. at The Body Shop said: "For over 20 years, The Body Shop has been campaigning to ban animal testing in cosmetics and we're immensely proud of the impact we have made in changing the law in the European Union. As a leader in the global beauty industry, we'd like to see every state in the US end cosmetics testing on animals.”

If you live in Hawaii, you can help by writing to your State Senator and asking them to support the bill and make Hawaii a cruelty free zone!