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New York: State Ban Proposed on Sale of Cosmetics Tested on Animals

New York: State Ban Proposed on Sale of Cosmetics Tested on Animals

Name: Ban on Sale of Cosmetics Tested on Animals

Bill Number: A 5145A

New York already has a statewide ban on the use of animals for testing cosmetics; however, the sale of animal-tested cosmetics that were manufactured outside of the state is not prohibited. This bill would make the manufacturing ban more meaningful by banning the sale of all cosmetics tested on animals, regardless of whether they were manufactured inside or outside of the state. This bill also includes a definition of “cosmetics” that includes personal hygiene products such as deodorant, shampoo and other cleansing agents.

This bill was introduced in 2017, however no action was taken. It has been recommitted to the House Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry Committee. Demand that they move forward with a hearing and consideration of this bill.


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Support a ban on the sale of cosmetics tested on animals

Dear [Decision Maker],

I am writing to ask for your support of an important bill, A 5145A, which would end the sale, in the state of New York, 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 York 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. The European Union has already adopted progressive test methods and a humane standard for testing cosmetics for safety, and many individual countries have also adopted non-animal-based testing for cosmetics safety.

While passage of the federal Humane Cosmetics Act, HR 2790, would make this legislation unnecessary, until the U.S. Congress acts, it is up to the states to ensure that animals are not harmed to enhance beauty.

Please give your support to A 5145A and let New York lead the way in joining the global movement toward cruelty-free cosmetics. Call on the House Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry Committee to hold hearings and move this legislation forward.

Thank you for your consideration.

[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]