New Jersey becomes the 8th state in the USA to ban the sale of cosmetics tested on animals. Phil Murphy the New Jersey governor signed legislation to wind up the sale of cosmetics throughout the state tested on animals.
Joseph Lagana and Anthony Verrelli have sponsored this bill, which passed in New Jersey State Senate and the Assembly. The ban will prevent the use of rats, mice, rabbits, and guinea pigs in cosmetic testing. Animals used in the cosmetic industry with testing suffer through painful tests. At the end of these horrific tests, they will die. Animals also have a life. They are also a part of our world. Animals need their freedom. Freedom of living.
Now, outdated cruel animal tests are benignly replaced with the latest testing methods with the technology with human cell-based tests and other technologies. It is a safe method and less expensive than animal testings.
This new law will affect in March 2022. If anyone violates the law could face a fine of up to $1000 per sale. And New Jersey is the 8th state in the USA to ban the sale of cosmetics tested on animals. California, Virginia, Hawaii, Maryland, Illinois are some of the other states that ban the sale of animal-tested cosmetic products.
There is strong corporate support to end animal testing of cosmetics. Some cosmetics manufacturing companies in New Jersey have pledged to support this legislation, including The Herbs and the Bees and Lush. And joined nearly 1,000 other brands and companies that support this cosmetics legislation.