California has just passed legislation that will make it illegal for cosmetic manufacturers to sell products or ingredients that have been tested on animals.
The law, which was approved by Governor Jerry Brown last week, will go into full effect in January 2020.
Senate Bill 1249, the California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, was endorsed by over 100 cosmetic companies, a dozen celebrities, and thousands of voters. Its approval means that California will now join the European Union, Switzerland, India, Israel, and Guatemala in banning animal testing.
The bill was co-sponsored by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and Social Compassion in Legislation, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting preventative medicine and ethical medical research.
“This is a dream come true,” stated Judie Mancuso, founder and president of Social Compassion in Legislation.
“I had hoped in my lifetime we would say goodbye to animal-tested products … Leading this effort is the biggest accomplishment of my lifetime, and we are so grateful to Governor Brown for signing this lifesaving and landmark bill into law. It is a legacy both he and Senator Galgiani can be proud of, and one for the history books as a huge step forward for humanity.”
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