On Monday, November 8, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy passed a law to ban the sale of cosmetic products that have been tested on animals. The fine for breaking this new law is up to $1,000.
The ban begins on March 1, 2022, and applies to products that were tested on animals after January 1st, 2020. Products that were tested before 2020 can still be sold. Furthermore, there are a few exceptions to the ban. This includes if the “animal test is required by a federal or State regulatory authority” or if the test is done outside the US for foreign requirements.
Many other state and federal governments have also passed legislation to ban animal testing for cosmetics, including Mexico, Virginia, and Maryland.
Animal testing is extremely cruel and unnecessary. The poor animals in these labs are poisoned, restrained, cut open, burned, and subject to so many other forms of torture. Furthermore, most of these animals are euthanized after their trials are over (if the tests do not kill them first). With so many humane alternatives to animal testing, this cruel practice needs to be completely banned.
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