It is truly enraging when we read about the way our furry friends are treated by industries who use them as guinea pigs to test out products or develop products. This news right here however puts a smile on our faces and we bet on everyone else’s faces too.
We’re talking about the banning of cosmetic products in California that has been tested on animals. This is considered a huge deal as this is the first state in the US to do so. The Senate Bill 1249 , known as the California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act had been introduced in February by California Senator Cathleen Galgiani and was passed in June by the state. It now awaits the the signature of Governor Jerry Brown in early January 2020.
This means not only manufacturers in California have to adhere to this but also retailers who want to sell their products that have been animal tested can’t import them in. If the law is violated, a fine of $5,000 will be charged followed by a second fine of $1,000 for each day the violation is carried on.
The good news doesn’t stop there, as this issue has been a topic of concern for a long time, many brands have taken the initiative to get on board the cruelty-free cosmetics practise. Brands like The Body Shop, Lush, Kat Von D, Tarte and Too Faced to name a few are strongly against animal testing. It’s not only limited to make up but also skincare, shampoos, and deodorants.
We definitely hope to see more makeup/skincare brands taking a step and protecting our furry friends who do not have a voice of their own.