Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act Passes Canada’s Senate Vote

The bill would ban the sale of cosmetics that have been tested on animals.

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This week, Canada’s Senate passed a bill which would ensure all cosmetics made and sold in Canada to be cruelty-free certified.

The act (Bill S-214) was first introduced in 2015 by Senator Carolyn Stewart Olsen, the Humane Society and the Animal Alliance of Canada.

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The bill will now be voted on in the House of Commons to determine if it will be enacted.

“It is my sincerest hope that Members of Parliament will act swiftly to make cosmetic animal testing a thing of the past,” Senator Olsen said.

“The time has come for the Canadian Government to step forward and take action to prohibit cosmetic animal testing and bring Canada into the 21st century.”

Earlier this year the state of California also held a vote to ban the sale of cosmetics that have been tested on animals.

The Californian Senate voted unanimously to enact the bill, however, needs to now pass a vote in the state’s Assembly.

If passed the law will prohibit the sale of cosmetics tested on animals to be banned from 2020.

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