Following Virginia’s lead, Maryland recently voted to ban animal testing. The legislature just passed SB282, a bill that would make it illegal to use animals for cosmetic testing or to sell cosmetics newly tested on animals, according to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).
“Maryland will become the fifth state to end the cruel experiments that animals endure for the sake of cosmetics,” said Jennifer Bevan-Dangel, Maryland State Director for the Humane Society of the United States in an emailed statement. “No lipstick or mascara is worth the suffering of animals in laboratories. With thousands of safe ingredients already on the market and better research methods that don’t use rabbits or mice, our state has put another nail in the coffin that is animal-testing for cosmetics. Senator Lam and Delegate Hill are showing the rest of the nation there is no need to continue this inhumane and unnecessary practice.”
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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