Name: Ban on the Sale of Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Tested on Animals
Bill Number: A 5145A
This bill would ban 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. While New York already has a
statewide ban on the use of animals for testing cosmetics, the sale of
animal-tested cosmetics that were manufactured outside of the state is not
This bill has not had a hearing in the House Economic
Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry Committee since it was
introduced in January. Meanwhile, California’s similar bill has passed the
Senate and is now under consideration in the Assembly.
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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 urge the Assembly to conduct hearings on 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 currently 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 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. Please ask the House Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry Committee to conduct hearings on this bill. Let New York 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]