BRA: Brazil’s São Paulo state bans animal testing
On January 23, the Brazilian state of São Paulo banned all animal testing for the cosmetics, perfume, and personal care industry, including both finished products and ingredients. Non-compliance by an institution or research center will be punished by a high fine and may lead to closure of the establishment. Professionals violating the ban will also be fined. The State of São Paulo hosts more than 700 cosmetics companies. São Paulo is the first state to issue a ban on animal use for cosmetics testing. A proposal for a national ban on animal testing for cosmetics has been submitted to the Conselho Nacional de Controle de Experimentação Animal. Cosmetics testing on animals is currently banned in the European Union, Israel, India (see p. 236) and Norway.
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