Great news for Canadians and animal-lovers!
A highly anticipated bill to prohibit the use of animal testing for cosemtics was launched today in Canada. The Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act was launched by Senator Carolyn Stewart Olsen, who worked in collaboration with Humane Society International as well as Animal Alliance of Canada.
If this bill passes, not only will animal testing for cosmetics be banned across Canada, but the sale of cosmetics that were tested on animals anywhere in the world will also be banned. This includes cosmetics that contain ingredients that were newly tested on animals.
The director of research and toxicology for HSI, Troy Seidle, said:
Today is an historic day for animals in Canada thanks to Senator Stewart Olsen’s leadership in championing this progressive legislation. We look forward to working with Senator Stewart Olsen and our national industry to make Canada the next country to #BeCrueltyFree.
Let’s hope that the Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act will one day pass in the country, allowing Canada to join the ranks of the European Union, Norway, New Zealand, India, and Israel, all having banned cosmetics animal testing.