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Support a Hearing for the Humane Cosmetics Act

Support a Hearing for the Humane Cosmetics Act 

Name: Humane Cosmetics Act

Bill Number: HR 2790

The Humane Cosmetics Act 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 years. 

This legislation now has 169 co-sponsors, but still has not had a hearing since it was first introduced in 2014. Without that step, and without approval from the committee considering it, this bill will not move forward. With the growing support for passage of this legislation, now is the time to bring this to a vote. 

If you have not already contacted your legislator to ask them to sponsor this bill, please do so now.

 

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  1. Please contact members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health and urge them to conduct hearings on this bill.
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Please Hold Hearings on the Humane Cosmetics Act

Dear [Decision Maker],

As you are a member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, I am asking you to 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 the fact that the American people support this bill. A nationwide survey in 2014, the year this bill was first introduced, showed that 67% of people polled opposed the use of animals for testing cosmetics safety. Support has only grown since then. With 169 cosponsors in the House, 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.

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