Canada is in the process of making giants leaps towards a new cruelty free future- in the cosmetics department at least;
In 2015, Senator Carolyn Stewart Olsen introduced the Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act to the Canadian government. Now, the final endorsement of the Bill S-214 has been cleared. This means Canada is half way to becoming a cruelty-free cosmetics market if the proposed legislation banning cosmetic animal testing is cleared by The House of Commons.
The bill is being closely supported by the Humane Society International [HSI], Animal Alliance as well as LUSH Cosmetics and if passed, domestic animal testing for cosmetics and the sale of cosmetics that have undergone any form of new animal testing, will be prohibited entirely – after the ban comes into effect.
In regards to the act, the bills senate sponsor Senator Carolyn Stewart Olsen, said this: “I’m pleased that the Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, which I introduced in 2015 in collaboration with Humane Society International and Animal Alliance of Canada, has been endorsed by my colleagues in the Senate. It is my sincerest hope that Members of Parliament will act swiftly to make cosmetic animal testing a thing of the past. The time has come for the Canadian Government to step forward and take action to prohibit cosmetic animal testing and bring Canada into the 21st century.” (sourced from the Humane Society International website)
This is fantastic news for Canada and even better news for the animals and with so many companies now selling ethical cosmetics, cruelty free testing is the future. There is no need to test on animals anymore, especially for something as simple as cosmetics.