SB 1249 makes it illegal for cosmetics manufacturers to sell any finished product or component that was knowingly tested on animals after January 1, 2020. The bill states that “Existing law prohibits manufacturers and contract testing facilities from using traditional animal testing methods within this state when an appropriate alternative test method has been scientifically validated and recommended by the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM) or other specified agencies.”
The current law left a huge loophole regarding the import of products that violate the existing anti-cruelty laws. This next step by California law-makers which was backed by organizations such as Social Compassion in Legislation (SCIL) and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) will serve as an example for legislation in other states or for the country as a whole.
The battle is not over yet. It is still yet to pass the state’s appropriation committee. PETA is calling for support fom the California residents to urge their legislators to pass the appropriations necessary to make this bill effective. A link is provided below to contact the appropriate individuals for appropriations. This link is limited to California residents. If you are a resident of California, please take action or share with a California resident to take action.
The sale of beauty products and ingredients that are tested on animals may soon be banned in California.
California residents, please urge your state assembly member to vote YES on S.B. 1249.
SB 1249 (Galgiani), the California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, passed by a vote of 21 to 9 on the Senate floor on Wednesday.
The California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act (SB1249) just passed in the California Senate yesterday. The proposed bill would ban the sale of all cosmetics tested on animals by 2020, making the state a leader in the movement for vegan and cruelty-free cosmetics.