We did it! Thanks to your advocacy and engagement, Maryland has passed SB282/HB611, which makes it illegal to conduct cosmetic animal testing or sell cosmetic products that have been newly tested on animals in the state.
Rabbits, mice, rats and guinea pigs continue to suffer and die in experiments to test cosmetics like lipstick, deodorant and shampoo.
Humane and safe cosmetics can be made using thousands of existing ingredients and non-animal safety tests are already available for new ingredients. These non-animal alternatives are often cheaper, faster and more relevant to humans, and therefore more reliable predictors of safety.
The legislation passed the Senate with unanimous support and the House of Delegates by a vote of 95-39. Please use the form below to thank your State Senator and any of your Delegates that voted to end cosmetics animal testing. Editing your message will help it stand out.