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  2. Jul 20, 2018

Cruelty-Free Cosmetics

The Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, a bill proposed in the California State Legislature, could save the lives of millions of animals.

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The legislation would ban the sale of all cosmetic products statewide that have been tested on animals. If passed, the bill could have a big impact on all cosmetics and cosmetics ingredients for sale in the United States.

Actress Kristin Bauer van Straten from the hit HBO series True Blood joins “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll to talk about the difficulties of having exclusively nonanimal tested makeup on set and her time lobbying at the state capitol. She emotionally recalls becoming aware of the conditions animals are kept in during lab testing.

Chuck is also joined by Elizabeth Baker, Esq., who is the regulatory policy director for the Physicians Committee. She details the massive effect the legislation would have and the overwhelming support it has received so far. But she also points out that it is a long way from becoming law and that more help is needed to get it passed. 

Dr. Neal Barnard shares how YOU can help no matter where you live in the world.

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