Skip to content

Urge Passage of the Humane Cosmetics Act this Year

Urge Passage of the Humane Cosmetics Act This Year

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.

This legislation now has 176 co-sponsors, but time is running out before the end of the session this year.

Numerous countries have already ended animal testing and the sale of products that were tested on animals. In Canada, the Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act won approval of the Senate in June 2018.

Why is the U.S. taking so long to give its approval to this legislation? 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.

Please ask your U.S. Representative to support passage of the Humane Cosmetics Act before the end of the legislative session.


Call to Actions:

  1. Please ask your U.S. Representative to support passage of this important legislation.
  2. Spread the word! Share this page with your social network.



  • Your Representative


*Required fields

If you take action and have not already registered, you will receive periodic updates and communications from National Anti-Vivisection Society.


Please support passage of the Humane Cosmetics Act

Dear [Decision Maker],

The Humane Cosmetics Act, HR 2790, would end the use of live animals for safety testing by the cosmetics industry. Much of the 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 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. Yet members of Congress continue to demonstrate indifference to the availability of a wide array of modern-day cosmetics testing options that ensure human safety without harming animals.

Your help is urgently needed to bring this bill forward before it dies, once again, at the end of the current session of Congress.

The time for adherence to archaic and cruel practices has long passed. The U.S. must demonstrate the forward-thinking leadership for which we are known around the world by taking a firm stand against testing methods that have been discredited and discarded. Let the U.S. join the ever-growing number of countries that have adopted--and that continue to adopt--cruelty-free cosmetics standards.

As your constituent, I hope that you will take my concerns to heart and act in the best interest of animals and human safety by helping to pass the Humane Cosmetics Act this year.

Thank you for your consideration.

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