Illinois to ban sale of cosmetics tested on animals from 2020

The state of Illinois will ban the sale of cosmetic products tested on animals from 2020.

A new law, SB 241, prohibits the import or sale of cosmetics if the final product or ingredients were tested on animals after January 1st.

It becomes the third state to implement a ban with California and Nevada already doing so.

Animal Welfare Institute President Cathy Liss said:

“Cosmetics testing on animals is inhumane, expensive, and at odds with the laws and regulations of many countries throughout the world,”
“We appreciate that the Illinois legislature and consumers are taking a stand against these archaic tests that cause immeasurable suffering.”

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