SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Starting next year, legislation sponsored by state Rep. Jonathan Carroll, D-Northbrook, would prevent cosmetics products that were chemically tested on animals from being sold in Illinois.
“Using animals to fully test the potential side effects of cosmetic products is inhumane and wrong,” said Carroll. “Here in Illinois, this cruelty needs to stop, and manufacturers should find better ways to create and test their products.”
Carroll is leading the charge to ban animal-tested cosmetic products in Illinois with his Senate Bill 241. If passed, Illinois would become the fifth state to outlaw the sale of cosmetics tested on animals, and the first state in the Midwest to do so.
“With viable alternatives, there is no reason for animals to be test subjects for human cosmetic products,” said Carroll. “Illinois should be a leader on this issue, and help promote fair treatment for animals.”