S.B. 729: Prohibition on testing cosmetics on animals
Sponsors: Sen. Clarence K. Lam, a Democrat representing Baltimore and Howard counties.
Synopsis: Prohibits animal testing in the state in the development of a cosmetic and the sale of animal-tested cosmetics.
Analysis: We have no idea how much cosmetic animal testing is going on in Maryland, but entire countries already ban the cruel practice — including all members of the European Union, as well as India, Israel and Norway— so whycan’t we? Ditto for banning sales of cosmetics tested on animals; California did it starting Jan. 1 after passing a law to that effect in 2018.
Editorial board recommendation: Pass.