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Can the Humane Cosmetics Act Pass this Year?

Can the Humane Cosmetics Act Pass 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 was first introduced nearly six years ago and, despite a steady growth in sponsorship over the years, has never had a hearing nor a vote. The 115th session of Congress is nearly over. Please give one last effort to moving this bill forward. With 186 co-sponsors, this bill should have been given a hearing, at the very least, instead of remaining in the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health for three full sessions of Congress. Lead sponsor, Rep. Martha McSally, will not be returning to the House next session. Please add your voice—for the first time or once again—to let the rest of the House know that you care about this bill and appreciate her dedication to seeing it passed. 

Please demand that your U.S. Representative 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 pass the Humane Cosmetics Act before the end of the 2017-18 session.
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Please pass 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.

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.

Your help is urgently needed to bring this bill forward before it dies 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 help the Humane Cosmetics Act move forward this year. Thank you.

Thank you for your consideration.

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