Mayim Bialik is a dedicated vegan and animal lover and now she’s showing her support for banning animal testing for the cosmetics industry.
The ‘Big Bang Theory’ star is supporting SJR22, a joint resolution in California that urges the federal government to use alternatives when available in place of animal testing. The resolution, which was approved unanimously by both democrats and republicans in a 31-0 vote was introduced by California Senator Marty Block.
“For over a decade California has been a leader in supporting the use of modern non-animal tests to ensure cosmetics safety,” said Bialik, a supporter of Cruelty Free International, who sponsored the resolution. “It’s time that the rest of the nation catches up with California as well as other counties on this issue. I am proud to stand with Senator Block in calling for cruelty free testing.”
California banned animal testing in the state in 2000 but so far there are no similar laws on a federal level in the United States. Countries in the European Union recently successfully banned animal testing for cosmetics, prohibiting the cruel tests which include force feeding dogs and rabbits toxic substances and repeatedly applying products on their skin.
“Unnecessary cruelty is unforgiveable,” said Senator Marty Block. “Animal testing by the cosmetics industry is usually unnecessary and often unreliable. Where other means of ensuring product safety are available, they should be used.”
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