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California legislation would prohibit sale of animal-tested cosmetics

THE PRESS: ‘Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton) introduced the California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, SB 1249, in the California State Legislature. The bill, which would prohibit the sale of animal-tested cosmetics in the state, is sponsored by Social Compassion in Legislation (SCIL) and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) and supported by Cruelty Free International and Lush Cosmetics.

SB 1249 would make it unlawful for any cosmetic manufacturer to knowingly import or sell any cosmetic or personal hygiene products in California if the final product or any component of the product was tested on animals after Jan. 1, 2020. A violation would result in a fine of up to $500 for the first violation and up to $1,000 for each subsequent violation’. SOURCE…


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