This is great news!
On January 5, 2016, Cruelty Free International reports that Korea, home to myriad cosmetic brands, has recently passed a bill that will ban all animal testing in the cosmetic industry.
The Korea National Assembly has passed a Bill to ban companies testing cosmetics and ingredients on animals by 2018. It comes two years sooner than was originally planned. The Bill, proposed by Representative Jeong-Lim Moon, will be signed by the President in the next few days.
The ban follows two years of work by Cruelty Free International with Rep. Moon, members of the Korean government and the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety. It adds to existing bans in the European Union, India and New Zealand and the good progress being made on animal testing regulation in the USA, China and Brazil.
And, in news that’s a bit closer to home for me, Humane Society International reported this Canadian news on December 5, 2015:
Canada took another progressive step toward ending the suffering of animals used in cosmetics testing with the introduction of the Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act. Senate bill S-214 would prohibit cosmetic animal testing in Canada as well as the sale of cosmetic products or ingredients that have been newly animal tested elsewhere in the world. The legislation was spearheaded by Sen. Carolyn Stewart Olsen in consultation with Humane Society International/Canada and Animal Alliance of Canada as part of the largest campaign in history to end cosmetics animal testing and trade globally: #BeCrueltyFree.