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New York: Urge Passage of State Ban on Sale of Animal-Tested Cosmetics

New York: Urge Passage of State Ban on Sale of Animal-Tested Cosmetics 

Name: Ban on the Sale of Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Tested on Animals

Bill Number: A 5145A

New York was one of the first states to ban the use of animals for testing the safety of cosmetics. The Assembly is now considering bill A 5145A, a ban on the sale of all animal-tested cosmetics, 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 needs to have a hearing soon if it is to have any chance for consideration before the end of the 2017-2018 session.

Learn more about Testing Cosmetics on Animals.


Call to Actions:

  1. Please contact your state Assemblyperson and demand that hearings be held on this important piece of legislation.
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Help ensure that beauty does not come with a cruel price tag

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.

Please urge the House Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry Committee to conduct hearings on this bill so that it has a chance to move forward before the end of the legislative year.

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.

Let New York continue to lead the way in the global movement toward cruelty-free cosmetics.

Thank you for your consideration.

[Your Name]
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