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Jun 08

Nevada Governor Signs Bill Banning Animal Testing for Cosmetics

Legislation that explicitly prohibits cosmetics being tested on animals has been signed into law in Nevada.

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed Senate Bill 197, titled The Nevada Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act, into law this week. The measure places a statewide ban on cosmetic companies selling products that were tested on animals. The new law goes into effect on January 1, 2020.

With the signing of SB 197 Nevada becomes the second state to ban cosmetic testing on animals, following California.

“Compassion calls for eliminating testing on animals”, says State Senator Melanie Schieble, who was the bill’s primary sponsor. “Nevadans can be proud of a policy that requires cosmetics companies to phase out animal testing to continue doing business here”.

Monica Engebretson, who serves as the North American campaign manager for the nonprofit Cruelty Free International, says she hopes passage of the law will spur change at the federal level. “[A]s history has shown that state activity leads to changes at the federal level”, she says.

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