California becomes first state to prohibit sale of cosmetics tested on animals

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Governor Jerry Brown has signed legislation that prohibits the sale of cosmetics tested on animals, this law is the first of its kind in North America.

The law will end the sale of cosmetics like lipstick, deodorant and shampoo that contain ingredients that are newly tested on animals with a few exceptions for ingredients tested on animals for non-cosmetic purposes as required by certain regulatory agencies and for companies to comply with foreign testing requirements.

The Humane Society is calling on Congress to pass the Humane Cosmetics Act to end the production and sale of animal-tested cosmetics in the United States.

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