Name: Ban on the Sale of Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Tested on Animals
Bill Number: A 795/S 1726
New Jersey currently has a ban on the use of animals for testing the safety of cosmetics when there is an appropriate validated alternative test method. To strengthen this prohibition with respect to cosmetics products, the New Jersey Assembly and Senate are now considering bills that would ban the sale of all animal-tested cosmetics.
This legislation would prohibit the sale or offer for sale of cosmetics that were developed or manufactured using animal tests on or after January 1, 2020. This ban would apply to the sale of animal-tested cosmetics regardless of whether they were manufactured inside or outside of New Jersey, although it would exempt cosmetics manufactured outside of the country where animal testing is required by that country’s law, as long as the safety of such cosmetic s is independently verified using non-animal tests.
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Support a ban on the sale of cosmetics tested on animals
Dear [Decision Maker],
I am writing to ask you to demand hearings on A 795 and S 1726, which would end the sale, in the state of New Jersey, of cosmetics that are tested on animals. Safe and reliable non-animal safety tests have existed for years, and hundreds of brands already sell cosmetics that are cruelty free.New Jersey is already leading the way with its ban on the use of animals for cosmetics safety testing. The proposed sales ban is a logical extension of this existing law, which will impact only those few companies that still rely on outmoded animal tests to determine the safety of their products. Products produced in countries where animals are still required to be used for safety testing are exempted from the sale ban.Many individual countries have adopted non-animal-based testing for cosmetics safety. Other leading examples include the European Union, which has adopted progressive test methods and a humane standard for testing cosmetics for safety, and California which, in 2018, became the first state to ban the sale of animal-tested cosmetics in their state. Last year, Illinois and Nevada also banned the sale of animal-tested cosmetics in their states and additional states are currently considering this ban. There is no justification for the continued reliance on cruel animal tests to ensure the safety of cosmetics. Please support passage of this bill and let New Jersey continue to lead the way in the global movement toward cruelty-free cosmetics.Thank you for your consideration.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]