New York animal testing bill
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
Prohibiting animal irritancy tests for cosmetics introduced by Assemblyman Alexander Grannis (D-Dist. 65) Jan. 7. "No cosmetic manufacturer shall conduct or have any other person conduct on its behalf, any test which involved the placing of a cosmetic in an animal's eye or on an animal's skin to measure its irritating effects," the bill states. Bill A 1193 is scheduled to be considered by the Committee on Health Jan. 18. The bill has passed the Assembly every year since 1990 but failed in the Senate; Grannis will make a greater effort to get a companion bill introduced this session. CTFA and Bristol-Myers Squibb have opposed the bill in past years
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