The past seven days saw both Colombia and Canada make strides towards banning animal testing for cosmetics.
In Colombia, the House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill to prohibit the use of animals in testing for both cosmetics and personal care products. The bill will now move to the Senate for a vote. If approved there, the law would come in to affect within a year of the vote.
A promising first step was taken in Canada where a bill advocating for the ban of animal testing in cosmetics was brought forward for its first reading in the House of Commons. At this stage, the bill still has a number of steps before it will be voted upon by the House of Commons and passed to the Senate for their vote.