Thanks to advocates like you, Maryland’s proposed ban on the sale of animal-tested cosmetics, SB 729, passed the Senate with unanimous approval on March 15.
This legislation, sponsored by Senator Clarence Lam, would prohibit manufacturers from using animals for testing cosmetics products, as well as prohibit them from selling, importing or offering for sale in Maryland any cosmetic for which an animal test was conducted by or on behalf of the manufacturer after January 2021.
While the swift and enthusiastic approval of the Senate for this legislation, approved by the Senate Finance Committee on March 14, is very encouraging, it is essential that the House of Delegates move equally quickly to pass this bill before the session ends on April 6.
Urgent Call to Action: Please ask your state Delegate to vote “yes” on ending the manufacture, marketing and sale of animal-tested cosmetics in Maryland. Call your state Delegate’s office or send a letter through the NAVS Advocacy Center.
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While the fight to pass the federal Humane Cosmetics Act continues, state-level bills are making big strides toward making our country cruelty-free—and Maryland is on its way to becoming the next state to take a stand for animals.
But this can’t happen without people like you who are willing to make their voices heard.
Thank you for taking action to help get this legislation passed into law.