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Media Advisory/Available for Comment: Senate committee examines cruelty-free cosmetics bill

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 27, 2017) - The Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act will be examined by the Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology tomorrow with the bill's sponsor, Senator Carolyn Stewart Olsen, and representatives from Humane Society International speaking to its importance as well as to Canada's place in the global movement toward cruelty-free beauty products.

Senate Bill S-214 would prohibit cosmetic animal testing in Canada and the sale of cosmetic products or ingredients that have been newly tested elsewhere in the world. Senator Stewart Olsen spearheaded the legislation 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.

WHAT: Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology begins its study of Bill S-214, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (cruelty-free cosmetics).

WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. EDT.

WHERE: Room 2, Victoria Building, Ottawa, Ontario.

WHO: Troy Seidle, Senior Director, Research & Toxicology Department - Humane Society International, is available for comment.


#BeCrueltyFree is the largest campaign in history to end cosmetics animal testing, with branches in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, the European Union, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, Taiwan and the United States. #BeCrueltyFree Canada is a partnership between Humane Society International and the Animal Alliance of Canada - online at becrueltyfree.ca

Humane Society International/Canada is a leading force for animal protection, with active programs in companion animals, wildlife and habitat protection, marine mammal preservation, farm animal welfare and animals in research. HSI/Canada is proud to be a part of Humane Society International which, together with its partners, constitutes one of the world's largest animal protection organizations. Celebrating animals and confronting cruelty worldwide - on the Web at www.hsicanada.ca

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