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Another step has been made in the fight against cosmetic animal testing in the US this week as a new federal bill was introduced in Congress. The Humane Cosmetics Act would aim to ensure animals are not harmed in the process of creating or manufacturing cosmetics. Introduced by Congressman Jim Moran, D-VA, with support from the Humane Society of the United States’ Be Cruelty-Free U.S.A., the bill would make it unlawful for anyone to conduct or commission cosmetic animal testing in the US and prohibit sales.

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The Humane Society say that the past year has seen a series of regulatory changes in the cosmetics industry around the world. This saw India prohibit domestic animal testing for cosmetic products, Brazil’s state of São Paulo signed a similar bill. And as Ecouterre reported last year, China – a country where animal testing was previously required – announced it will remove mandatory regulations in June.

So what about the US? Congress Although there is still a long way to go, campaigners with Humane Society have acknowledged that this bill brings wider momentum to the issue of animal testing. Let’s see what the next move forward with the bill takes the campaign.

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