The Canada animal testing laws are a few steps closer to changing! A few days ago, Canda’s Senate had their second reading of Bill S-214. Originally introduced in June of 2015, this bill would prevent cosmetic animal testing in Canada. In addition, and what also makes this proposed ban unique, is it would also prohibit the sale of cosmetic products or ingredients that have been tested on animals elsewhere in the world.
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A quick recap of the important points of this proposed bill –
- This act would prohibit animal testing for cosmetics in Canada.
- This act would prohibit the sale of cosmetics that have been newly tested on animals.
- This act would prohibit the sale of cosmetic ingredients that have been newly tested on animals.
- It also prohibits animal testing that occurs in other parts of the world, not just in Canada.
- Brands sold in Canada can still sell in markets, such as China, where post-market animal testing is required by law.
The original post from June, Bill Launched to Ban Cosmetics Animal Testing and Trade in Canada through #BeCrueltyFree, includes more details about what this potential ban and would not include. You can keep up to date with the status of this bill through Canada’s Open Parliament site.
It is very exciting to see that is has now had a second reading with Senate and is making progress forward!