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Notes: Rep. Don Beyer introduces bill to save donkey hides

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Donkeys and Rep. Don Beyer (via Jacques Bopp/Unsplash and Wikipedia)

Rep. Don Beyer (D) is going to bat for his party’s mascot with new legislation to ban the sale and trade donkey-hide gelatin, otherwise known as ejiao, ARLnow reported.

Beyer reintroduced the Ejiao Act last month, following efforts from a similar bill in 2021.

There isn’t much ejiao sale in the United States, but the Animal Welfare Institute argued the law should have a tangible domestic impact and lay the groundwork for other nations to shut down ejiao sales.

Beyer also reintroduced the Humane Cosmetics Act, which aims to curb animal testing for cosmetics.

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