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Virginia ends cosmetics testing on animals, more animal protection legislation to come

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Virginia is ending cosmetics testing on animals beginning Jan. 1, 2022. In addition, 8News has discovered Virginians can count on more legislation aimed toward cracking down on animal cruelty within the new yr.

The two new legal guidelines taking impact Jan. 1 ban new cosmetics from being examined on animals and the sale of animal examined cosmetics within the state.

“Virginia is a leader,” stated Senator Jennifer Boysko and Delegate Kaye Kory who each championed the brand new legal guidelines.