California just became the first US state to ban all cosmetic products tested on animals
Friend of the furry kind
We all love makeup, but we also all know that our love of lipsticks and highlighter shouldn't come at the cost of our furry friends. In recent years, more and more cosmetics brands have renounced the testing of products of animals and now, one major US state has banned the sale of products that do just that entirely.
According to Refinery29, California has just passed the California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act which means that it will be illegal to knowingly sell any cosmetics or hygiene products that have any ingredients that have been tested on animals from January 1, 2020. However, the law also stipulates that the ban is on products tested on animals within the state, and does not appear to include products produced outside of California.
Regardless, it's still a huge step in the right direction and one that animal rights campaigners are surely thrilled with.
Countries like Norway and India have also begun to implement policies surrounding animal cruelty in cosmetics. Here's hoping it catches on globally.