The Senate is the only step to the bill by Mr Ricardo Izar (PSD-SP) which prohibits the use of animals in testing, research and teaching activities for the production of cosmetics be aprouved.

However, Sao Paulo government had approved in late May, the bill No 777/2013 prohibiting the use of animals tests in  industries of cosmetics, perfumes and toiletries, authored by state Rep. Feliciano Filho . Now,  in early June, the House of Representatives has approved in symbolic vote, the restrictions on the use of animals in testing, research and teaching activities for the production of cosmetics.
However, the use of new substances will be allowed , for the next five years, but for components already known and proven safe for human use. The proposal still has to be voted on by the Senate.

The original design provided for the complete and immediate withdrawal of the use of animals for the production of cosmetics, but the government only agreed to vote if there were a lack of five years for new substances.

According to the text, institutions who violate the rules imposed shall be subject to fines of US $ 23 thousand to US $ 222 thousand.

Deputy Domingos Savio (PSDB-MG) introduced an amendment in plenary –  which was rejected –  banning the import of cosmetics that have been made with animal testing.

“Besides creating unfair competition with the domestic industry, it perpetuates cruelty to animals,” said Savio, who contested the result of the vote of his amendment.