The Colombian senate banned the animal testing for cosmetics on June 11, 2020. According to ADI, congress sessions were postponed due to the pandemic but resumed virtually, so this bill could move forward in discussions. ADI provided research data and testimonials in support of the bill and it is supported by the Colombian government, National Association of Businessmen and all political parties.
The act is expected to come in to force in four years and it prohibits the use of animals for testing of cosmetic products and their ingredients- whether imported or manufactured in the country. Responding to the prohibition, Senate co-author Richard Aguilar said “Today, Colombia becomes a better and more humane society. The prohibition of animal testing for cosmetics will avoid the suffering of thousands f sentient beings and lead to the development of new methods of research.”