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Hawaii is set to become the sixth state to pass a cruelty-free cosmetics law, Cruelty Free International reports. The law will ban cosmetics manufacturers from selling cosmetic products involving new animal testing after January 2022. Hawaii joins other states including Maryland, Virginia, and Nevada in passing such laws.

Monica Engebretson, Cruelty Free International Head of Public Affairs in North America, said, “Non-animal testing methods are more effective, humane, and human-relevant. Not only do companies have modern tests at their disposal, they also have thousands of existing cosmetic ingredients with histories of safe use and existing safety data that can be used without more tests. Hundreds of successful cosmetics companies of all sizes now rely on non-animal testing methods. We thank Senator Gabbard and Representative Belatti for their work to make Hawai’i one of the first cruelty free cosmetic zones in the US. Our success in ending animal tests in other countries and states proves that positive change is possible and creates momentum for passage of the federal Humane Cosmetics Act.”

Source: National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS)/YouTube

Animal testing is a useless and unethical part of scientific research, the testing is found to be ineffective, as 95% of drugs that pass animal tests fail on humans. Numerous companies are standing up against animal testing and recently the USDA made a decision to eliminate some mammalian testing by 2025 but there’s more to be done and it’s time countries ban animal experimentation altogether as it hurts humans as well.

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