The Humane Cosmetics Act
prevents a cosmetics producer from conducting or contracting for beauty animal testing in Virginia beginning January 1, 2022.
It additionally bans the sale of cosmetics examined on animals starting July 1, 2022.
The Humane Society of the United States
praised the transfer and mentioned it “illustrates a growing momentum in efforts to end unnecessary testing on animals in the United States and around the world for products like shampoos, mascara and lipstick.”
Virginia is the fourth state to ban the testing of cosmetics on animals, becoming a member of California, Nevada and Illinois, the Humane Society mentioned.
Six different states are contemplating related payments, together with New Jersey, Maryland, Rhode Island, Hawaii, New York and Oregon.