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New York Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act on the move

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Adoption of New York act would have national significance

Cruelty Free International is proud to support the New York Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act to end the sale of new animal-tested cosmetics in the state. The bill is sponsored by Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) in the Assembly and Senator Alessandra Biaggi in the Senate.

Early this week the Assembly bill made good progress by passing its first committee hearing. The Assembly bill now heads to another committee before going to a vote of all Assembly members. Both the Assembly and Senate bill have collected an impressive number of cosponsors – 19 cosponsors in the Assembly and 10 cosponsors in the Senate.

The New York Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act will prohibit the sale of any cosmetic product that has been tested on animals after the date January 1, 2023, thus bringing New York in line with nearly 40 countries and eight US states that now prohibit the sale of new animal-tested cosmetics. Moreover, it would create tremendous momentum for the passage of a federal law.

Recent success in Virginia, Maryland and Hawaii, with laws going into effect on New Year’s Day, has added energy to the effort in New York.

“We are thrilled that this bill has garnered such wide support in a state as important as New York,” said Monica Engebretson, our North America Head of Public Affairs. “Because of New York’s association with the fashion and beauty industries, passing the New York Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act would help catapult a national ban on animal testing for cosmetics.”

If you live in New York, you can help by using our quick tool to urge your state Assembly member and state Senator to support the New York Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act.

If you are not a New York Resident, please take action to support the federal Humane Cosmetics Act.

If you are an EU national, please help us end animal testing across Europe by signing and sharing our European Citizens’ Initiative to End Animal Testing.

If you live in the UK, please sign and share our petition urging the UK Government to rule out ALL cosmetics animal testing.