Happy day in Canada!
The Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act was introduced to the Senate. If this bill passes, animal testing for cosmetics will finally be banned in Canada. This means that no finished products that have been tested on animals will be able to be sold in the country. Not only that, but any products containing ingredients that were tested on animals will be banned from being sold as well.
This bill was introduced with the help of Humane Society International and their #BeCrueltyFree campaign, which keeps fighting against animal testing for cosmetics worldwide.
Senator Carolyn Stewart Olsen, who led this legislation, said:
I am so happy to see such an important bill so close to becoming legislation. It’s inspiring, in that there’s nothing partisan about trying to prevent needless animal suffering in the name of beauty. It’s my hope that the Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act will transcend partisan politics and receive the support it deserves.
A big thank you to everyone who made this possible!
I’m really pumped about this huge step toward ending animal testing in Canada, so let’s hope that this bill passes! You can read the official press release here.
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