Colombia becomes first South American country to ban cosmetics testing on animals

By Lucy Tandon Copp 18-Aug-2020

The legislation, previously approved by the Colombian Senate, has now been signed into law by President Iván Duque Márquez

Colombia has become the first country in South America to ban cosmetics testing on animals.

The Bill 120/2018 was unanimously approved by the Colombian Senate in June, and has now been officially signed by President Iván Duque Márquez.

The legislation bans the experimentation, import, manufacture and sale of cosmetics and cosmetic ingredients that are tested on animals.

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House Representative and bill author, Juan Carlos Losada, said: "This is a great step forward for our society, after the Animal ...

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