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Major Animal Welfare Bill To Be Considered By State Lawmakers

January 27th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

A major animal welfare bill is among the items to be considered by state lawmakers during the legislative agenda. WBAL reports Senator  Clarence Lam, a Democrat representing parts of Baltimore and Howard counties, is working on a bill to end the production and sale of animal-tested cosmetics in Maryland. Emily Hovermale, Maryland director for the Humane Society of the United States, said it is exciting to see Maryland work toward joining the global trend on embracing alternatives to harming animals for what she calls the “frivolousness of cosmetics."   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not require cosmetics to be tested on animals.  A 2014 U.S. House bill would have banned animal testing of cosmetics. It did not advance.  Hovermale said many people aren't aware of what happens to animals during testing…


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