1 June 2019
Nevada has become the latest US state to adopt a law banning the sale of cosmetics tested on animals.
Nevada governor Steve Sisolak signed into law 1 June The Nevada Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act (SB 197) which prohibits the sale of any cosmetic product that has been tested on animals after January 1, 2020.
The ban covers any products intended to be applied or introduced into the human body for cleansing, beautifying or hygiene purposes.
It extends only to testing conducted prior to 1 January 2020. And like with similar legislation in Illinois and California, there are several exemptions carved out, for example where testing is required by a foreign, federal or another state regulatory agency.
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