Colombia and Canada Move Toward Animal Testing Ban

April 18, 2019

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.