Melissa Juried Kriebel
BUFFALO, N.Y. — New York is now the 10th state to ban the sales of cosmetics being tested on animals.
This bill will forbid the sale of cosmetics being tested on animals, and require manufacturers to use non-animal testing methods.
“New York has a reputation internationally as a fashion and beauty capital of the world. So the fact that this law has passed in New York, is hugely significant. We really hope that will be the tipping point for federal action to harmonize all state laws on the issue of cosmetics because nobody wants cosmetics that are tested on animals,” Monica Engebretson said.
The bill goes into effect on Jan. 1 and any manufacturer that violates it can face up to a $4,000 fine.