Hawaii Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act & Alternative Animal Testing Bill introduced
We are pleased to back the Hawaii Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act which aims to end the sale of new animal tested cosmetics in the state by 2020.
Senate Bill 756 and House Bill 704 for the Hawaii Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act were introduced by Senator Mike Gabbard and Representative Chris Lee last week.
We are also backing Senate Bill 239, also introduced by Senator Gabbard, that stops any future animal testing in Hawaii for cosmetics or household products when accepted modern alternatives are available.
Together these 3 bills would make Hawaii a Cruelty Free Cosmetics Zone!
Senator Gabbard said: “Cosmetic companies must already use modern non-animal test methods in order to sell products in more than 30 countries around the world, and most recently, in California, the largest cosmetics market in the US. This same standard makes good sense for our state. By requiring that modern non-animal tests are used whenever they are available, we'll ensure that animals aren't harmed with outdated tests.”
Representative Chris Lee said: "This bill ensures cosmetics meet the moral and ethical expectations of a generation growing up conscious of the way products impact people, animals, the environment, and the world around them."
We thank Senator Gabbard and Rep Lee for their commitment to making Hawaii cruelty free.
If you live in Hawaii, you can help by calling or emailing your State Senator and Representative and asking them to support the Hawaii Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act and Alternatives to Animal Testing Bill.