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Call for the Reintroduction of the Humane Cosmetics Act

Call for the Reintroduction of the Humane Cosmetics Act

Name: Humane Cosmetics Act

Testing cosmetics on animals is an indefensible waste of animal life and the cause of animal suffering when reliable non-animal safety tests have been available for years. The Humane Cosmetics Act would prohibit animal testing for cosmetics by private and governmental entities, and would phase out the sale and distribution of animal-tested cosmetics within three years. The ban on testing would include testing the final product, as well as any ingredients, on animals.

This legislation has been considered during the past two sessions of Congress—it is time that the United States joins the European Union and many other countries worldwide in ending the use of animals to test beauty products. NAVS has been working with Congresswoman Martha McSally and we are happy to report that this important piece of legislation will be introduced in the next few weeks.

Ask your U.S. Representative to contact Congresswoman Martha McSally and join her as a sponsor of this legislation, and ask your U.S. Senators to introduce this bill in the Senate.


Calls to Action:

  1. Please contact your U.S. Senators and U.S. Representative and urge them to sponsor this important piece of legislation.
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Take Leadership in Sponsoring the Humane Cosmetics Act This Session

Dear [Decision Maker],

I am writing to you about important legislation, the Humane Cosmetics Act, which would end the use of live animals for safety testing by the cosmetics industry. There is little testing now being conducted on animals by the cosmetics industry, as it has been phased out with the adoption of more predictive non-animal tests over the past decades. This bill is about making sure that in the future no animal suffers from outdated testing methods.

The Humane Cosmetics Act, which will be reintroduced in the near future, would help the U.S. join other world leaders in requiring the use of progressive test methods and a humane standard for testing cosmetics for safety. The European Union has already banned animal testing for the cosmetics industry, and many individual countries have followed suit. There is also progress being made with industries and governments in China, Russia and elsewhere promoting the adoption of non-animal test methods.

Many of these efforts are led by American companies, yet the U.S. continues to permit the use of animals for cruel and painful testing, even though it is not necessary to guarantee the safety of cosmetics.

Please contact Congresswoman Martha McSally to join her as a sponsor in reintroducing the Humane Cosmetics Act in the House, or consider introducing this bill in the Senate, so that the U.S. can join other countries worldwide who are adopting these cruelty-free standards.

Thank you for your consideration.

[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]