19th July 2018
Brazil moves closer to banning animal testing for cosmetics
Sixth Brazilian state votes to end cosmetics animal testing
The Brazilian state of Minas Gerais has voted to end the use of animals in cosmetics testing. Minas Gerais joins states including São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Paraná in voting in favour of ending the cruel and unnecessary suffering of animals for cosmetics.
Brazil is one of the biggest cosmetics markets in the world and this breakthrough is another huge success for animals that bring us one step closer to a global end to cruel animal testing for cosmetics. The news comes the same week our petition with the Body Shop to secure an end to cosmetics testing across the world via a resolution at the United Nations reaches an amazing 7 million signatures!
In the meantime our Brazilian bill that would require most cosmetics tests in the country to be carried out without the use of animals is making its way through the national Senate.
Our task now is to get the legislation through the Senate and to secure a yes from the president. If you have family or friends in Brazil, please urge them to register on the senate website where there is a public opinion poll on the bill.