Name: Humane Cosmetics Act
Bill Number: HR 2790
Humane Cosmetics Act would end cosmetics testing on animals by private and
governmental entities, and would phase out the sale and distribution of
animal-tested cosmetics within three years. This legislation bans testing the
final product, as well as any ingredients, on animals.
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
legislation now has 170 co-sponsors,
but still has not had a hearing since it was first introduced in 2014. Without a
hearing, 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 it to a vote.
states of California, New Jersey, New York and Virginia now have laws that
prohibit conducting cosmetics safety testing on animals where alternative tests
are available. However, passing a law in each individual state is a long and
time-consuming process. A federal law is needed to ensure that animal testing
ends across the country.
ask your U.S. Representative to call for a hearing on the Humane Cosmetics Act
so that it can finally become law in 2018.
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Please Hold a Hearing on the Humane Cosmetics Act
Dear [Decision Maker],
The Humane Cosmetics Act, first introduced in 2014, 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.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 Americans opposed the use of animals for testing cosmetics. Support has only grown since then. With 170 cosponsors in the House, it is time to pass this bill.Your support is needed in order to move this bill forward in the current session. Please ask the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health to hold hearings on the Humane Cosmetics Act so that it can finally move forward. Let the U.S. join other countries worldwide who are adopting these cruelty-free standards. Thank you for your consideration.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]