Federal ban sought for animal testing on cosmetics

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2014 file photo, Rep.-elect, Don Beyer, D-Va. celebrates during an election party in Arlington, Va. Hoping to build off recent bans in Europe and India, opponents of animal testing for cosmetics plan to make a big push for a similar prohibition in the US. The effort could be a tough sell in a Republican-controlled Congress. Beyer plans to take the lead when the new Congress takes office next January. He is succeeding retiring Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., who has introduced legislation that would prohibit testing cosmetic products on animals, as well as the sale of any new cosmetics if the final product or any component was developed using animal testing. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Hoping to build off recent bans in Europe and India, opponents of animal testing for cosmetics plan to make a big push for a similar prohibition in the United States. The effort could be a tough sell in a Republican-controlled Congress.

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