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California Moves A Step Closer To Becoming Cruelty-Free

September 04, 2018

A giant step for animal rights has occurred this week with California becoming the first state to legally ban animal testing on cosmetics. On Tuesday September 4th, the state legislature passed a bill that will prohibit the sale of animal-tested cosmetics within the state after 2020. While many cosmetic companies have already become humane advocates and chosen to abstain from needless and unnecessary animal testing, the California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act is the first time a state has taken action. The bill will make it illegal to "sell any cosmetic in California if the final product or any component of the product was knowingly tested on animals after January 1, 2020."

The bill was introduced in February 2018 by California Senator Cathleen Galgiani. California's have senators unanimously voted to pass the act. The fate of the bill now rests with Governor Jerry Brown, who will decide whether or not to sign it into law. Brown has a record of supporting animal welfare issues, so the bill's supporters are hopeful that it will pass.

Founder and president of Social Compassion in Legislation Judie Mancuso has advocated for an end to animal testing in favor of more ethical practices and has stated "Animals have been saved while companies have flourished and grown without cruelty as part of their business model." With California leading the revolution, animal rights activists are hoping other states will take notice and follow suit.

Lovebud is proud to be a cruelty-free and vegan brand, recognized and certified by Peta and Leaping Bunny.

 

 





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