Victory! Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak Has Signed The Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act Into Law

The Nevada Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, authored by Senator Melanie Scheible and supported by Cruelty Free International, has made Nevada the 2nd state to pass a state-wide ban on the sale of cosmetics that involves new animal testing. The new law will prohibit the sale of any cosmetic product that has been tested on animals after January 1, 2020.

Last year California passed a similar law that also comes into effect in January 2020. This year several other states have introduced measures prohibiting animal testing for cosmetics, including a bill in Illinois that is on the Governor’s desk, and a bill in Hawaii which will continue to the Senate next year. Both are supported by Cruelty Free International.

“We are delighted that Nevada has become a national leader in ending the sale of cruel cosmetics. This is a significant step not just for Nevada but for the entire US as history has shown that state activity leads to changes at the federal level,” said Monica Engebretson, Cruelty Free International’s North American Campaign Manager in a statement. “This new law will help inform a way forward for federal legislation so that the U.S. can join the over 30 countries that have already taken a stand against animal testing for cosmetics.”

Want your state to be the next to go cruelty-free? You can help by writing to your State Senator and ask them to introduce a Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act in your state.

Find Your State Senator HERE!

You can help all animals and our planet by choosing compassion on your plate and in your glass. #GoVeg

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