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Prohibiting the Sale of Cosmetics Tested on Animals (New Jersey)

Prohibits the sale of cosmetics that were developed or manufactured using animal tests on or after Jan. 1, 2020 (A.795/ S.1726)

The New Jersey Humane Cosmetics Act, A.795/ S.1726, would prohibit the sale of cosmetics that were developed or manufactured using animal tests on or after January 1, 2020.

Updated

May 24, 2021

Work Type

Legislation

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Active

Countless animals, including rabbits and mice, are suffering needlessly in experiments to test cosmetics like shampoo and eye shadow. Not only can safe cosmetics already be made from existing ingredients, but there are new technologies that are more effective and more reliable for testing product safety. These methods are often less expensive and faster than tests that use animals.

The New Jersey Humane Cosmetics Act, A.795/ S.1726, would prohibit the sale of cosmetics that were developed or manufactured using animal tests on or after January 1, 2020. If passed, New Jersey would join California, Illinois, and Nevada in banning the sale of most cosmetic products and ingredients that have been tested on animals. New Jersey previously enacted a law to limit product-testing on animals where alternative non-animal tests are available.

New Jersey: Help Ban the Sale of Cosmetics Tested on Animals

New Jersey previously enacted a law to limit product-testing on animals where alternative non-animal tests are available. The state now has an opportunity to remain at the forefront by passing the New Jersey Humane Cosmetics Act to ban the sale of cosmetics that were developed using animal tests on or after January 1, 2020.

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The bill is championed by Assembly Members Verrelli (D-15), Swain (D-38), Zwicker (D-16), Tully (D-38), Rooney (R-40), Mejia (D-32), Reynolds-Jackson (D-15), Benson (D-14), Jasey (D-27), Murphy (D-7), Stanfield (D-8), Conaway (D-7), Catalano (R-10) and Senators Lagana (D-38), Pou (D-35), and Turner (D-15).

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