Governor endorses the bill banning the use of animals
O PL 777/13 prohibiting the use of animals in cosmetics and hygiene tests today was sanctioned by Governor Geraldo Alckmin, will 90 days to be regulated. The petition organized by VEDDAS over 66 thousand signatures asking the sanction of the PL 777 was hand delivered to the Governor Alckmin on Tuesday, 21 January 2014, Antivissecção during a meeting with the Commission of the Legislative Assembly of São Paulo, chaired by Mr Feliciano Son, author of the bill. Among activists and experts that comprise the Commission Antivissecção are two members of the NGO VEDDAS, that in addition to integrating the committee is also responsible for organizing the petition which was carried by the NGO lawyer who filed the Government Palace on the same date: www.veddas.org.br/entregapl777
On Thursday, 23 January 2014, The governor announced the sanction of the bill approved by the Legislature in December 2013. The inspection will be done by the State Department of Health should also begin this semester. Animal trials involving health issues may also be made. There is no estimate of how many animals will benefit from the measure. The penalty for those who do not follow the new law, which can be regulated by about 90 days, é de 50 Tax thousand units of the State of Sao Paulo (Ufesps) per animal for the institution that uses, in other words, Search R $ 1 million. Have the professional that you are using a guinea pig, as a veterinary, is subject to a fine of 20 mil Ufesps – around U.S. $ 402 thousand. Each day costs $ Ufesp 20,14. São Paulo is the first state in Brazil to adopt legislation that bans the use of animals for making aesthetic products. This type of ban has been in place in EU countries and in Israel and India, second Alckmin.
The president of NGO VEDDAS, George Guimarães, “the sanction of this bill is a huge victory for the thousands of animals who suffer with cosmetics testing are in Sao Paulo. The decision and sensitivity of the governor and lawmakers demonstrate the strength that the animal rights movement won and reinforces our determination to fight for the end of all tests at the national level, we have built over the past years achievements in an organized way at every step. "