The State of Virginia has approved Va. Code §§ 3.2–6591-3.2–6593 Animal Research that prohibits animal testing and requires alternate forms of testing on the manufacture of cosmetics and personal care products.
This applies to the following products tested on animals:
- Industrial & chemicals
This Regulation outlines the following requirements:
- Manufacturers and contract testing facilities required to use alternative test methods when available.
- No manufacturer or contract testing facility shall use an animal test method when an alternative test method is available.
- Penalties are outlines on section 3.2–6593
The new regulation will be enforced on July 1, 2018.