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Ask Your U.S. Representative to Cosponsor the Humane Cosmetics Act

Ask Your U.S. Representative to Cosponsor the Humane Cosmetics Act 

Name: Humane Cosmetics Act

Bill Number: HR 2790

The 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. 

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 172 co-sponsors, but has not had a hearing since it was first introduced in 2014. This bill needs more support in order to gather momentum to carry it forward towards passage this year. 

The 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. 

Please ask your U.S. Representative to become a cosponsor of the Humane Cosmetics Act so that it can finally become law in 2018.


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Please become a cosponsor of 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 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 grown since then.

Your help is needed to move this bill forward in the current session. If you are not already a cosponsor, please consider adding your name to the bipartisan list of supporters. If you are one of the 172 cosponsors, please urge your colleagues to lend their support to this bill.

Let the U.S. join other countries worldwide who are adopting these cruelty-free standards.

Thank you for your consideration.

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