Name: Humane Cosmetics Act
Bill Number: HR 2790
Humane Cosmetics Act, reintroduced by Representative Martha McSally (R-AZ) earlier
this year, would end cosmetic testing on animals by private and governmental
entities. It would phase out the sale and distribution of animal-tested
cosmetics within three years. The ban 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
This legislation now has 145 co-sponsors, but it still has not had a hearing.
Without that step, and without approval from the committee considering it, this
bill will not move forward. If you have not already contacted your legislator
to ask them to sponsor
this bill, please do so now.
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Please Hold Hearings on the Humane Cosmetics Act
Dear [Decision Maker],
As a member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, please hold hearings on 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 cosmetics, demonstrating that an end to the use of animals will not negatively impact human health.A similar bill in the Canadian Senate has passed its committee review and is poised for a vote by the full Senate. The European Union already bans the use of animals for cosmetics safety testing. Many individual countries have also adopted non-animal-based testing for cosmetics 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. Most important, however, is that the American people support this bill. A 2014 nationwide survey showed that 67% of people polled opposed the use of animals for testing cosmetics safety. It is time to move this bill forward.Please let the Humane Cosmetics Act be heard in the House and let the U.S. join other countries worldwide who are adopting these cruelty-free standards. Your support is needed in order to move this bill forward in the current session.Thank you for your consideration.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]