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Humane Cosmetics Act Needs Support to End Testing on Animals

Humane Cosmetics Act Needs Support to End Testing on Animals

Name: Humane Cosmetics Act

Bill Number: HR 2790

The Humane Cosmetics Act, reintroduced by Representative Martha McSally (R-AZ), and 61 bi-partisan cosponsors on June 6, 2017, would end cosmetic testing on animals by private and governmental entities, and would phase out the sale and distribution of animal-tested cosmetics within three years. The ban on testing includes testing the final product, as well as any ingredients, on animals. 

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. NAVS celebrates the introduction of this bill and we hope that every legislator will get on board as a co-sponsor and supporter.

 

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  1. Please contact your U.S. Representative and urge them to sponsor this important piece of legislation.
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Please Join in Supporting a Humane Ban on Testing Cosmetics on Animals

Dear [Decision Maker],

I am writing to you about an important bill, the Humane Cosmetics Act, which would end the use of live animals for safety testing by the cosmetics industry. Much of the cosmetics industry already relies on more predictive non-animal test methods for evaluating the safety and efficacy of a cosmetic, demonstrating that an end to the use of animals will not negatively impact human health.

The European Union has already adopted progressive test methods and a humane standard for testing cosmetics for safety. Many individual countries have also adopted non-animal based testing for cosmetic safety, and work is being done to educate industries and governments in China, Russia and elsewhere about the advantages of using non-animal test methods.

This work is being spearheaded by American companies, yet the U.S. continues to permit the use of animals for cruel and painful testing, despite the fact that it is not necessary to guarantee the safety of cosmetics.

Please give your support to the Humane Cosmetics Act and let the U.S. join other countries worldwide who are adopting these cruelty-free standards. Your sponsorship of this bill is crucial in getting approval for this bill in the current session.

Thank you for your consideration.

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