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    September 17, 2018 2 min read

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    We’re big fans of this ban and you should be too! As animal lovers and activists, it’s our mission to celebrate and protect animals around the globe. Not only is SpiritHoods committed to raising awareness around animal rights efforts, we even give back 10% of our net profits to help save endangered animals. Absolutely no animals are harmed in the creation of our faux fur (fake fur) and we’re excited to see cruelty-free production become the standard in upcoming years!

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    Here’s what you need to know about California’s plans to ban animal-tested products:

    1. There’s a new bill banning animal-tested products
      • State Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D) introduced the bill (SB-1249) earlier this year. “This bill would make it unlawful for a manufacturer to import for profit, sell, or offer for sale in this state, any cosmetic, as defined, if the cosmetic was developed or manufactured using an animal test that was conducted or contracted by the manufacturer, or any supplier of the manufacturer, on or after January 1, 2020.”
    1. The ban is specific to cosmetic products
      • California’s new bill (SB-1249) specifically bans animal testing on cosmetic products which it defines as “any article intended to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled, or sprayed on, introduce into, or otherwise applied to the human body or any part thereof for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance, including, but not limited to, personal hygiene products such as deodorant, shampoo, or conditioner.”
    1. California would be the first state to do this
      • As of September 2018, California became the first in the U.S. to pass a comprehensive bill that would effectively ban the sale of animal-tested cosmetic products.
    1. California’s cosmetics could be cruelty-free as soon as 2020
      • If Governor Jerry Brown signs the new bill (SB-1249) into California law, cosmetic products that have been tested on animals would be banned from sale statewide starting January 1, 2020.
    1. You don’t have to wait until 2020 to change things
      • While SB-1249 is great, the earliest it will go into effect is January 1, 2020. Until then, you can do your part by making sure your cosmetics, personal-care products, and more are made cruelty-free with a simple search on PETA’s “Beauty Without Bunnies” page. If one of your favorite brands unfortunately does test on animals, there’s a “Take Action” link that makes it easy to send a message to representatives about these animal rights issues.
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    Make an impact where you live

    If you live outside of California, there’s still plenty you can do to make an impact on animal rights where you live! Sign petitions, participate in rallies, or simply spread useful information that can help raise awareness around cruelty-free products. Every step in the right direction counts!