THE WHAT? A new law has been signed in by Governor Phil Murphy that will see New Jersey introduce a ban on cosmetic products that have been tested on animals.
THE DETAILS The S1726 law expands on a current one which prohibits animal testing on products in the state where a validated and alternative method exists, with the new bill banning the sale of items tested on animals out of state.
Exceptions include if the testing is required by a federal or state regulator or if the ‘ingredient that requires an animal test is in wide use and cannot be replaced by another ingredient.’
Signed in unanimously in the State Senate and Assembly, violators could face a US$1000 fine for each offense.
THE WHY? Taking effect on 1st March, 2022, the bill falls in line with the likes of Maine, California and Nevada in passing laws to end testing cosmetic products on animals.