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.
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.
demand that your U.S. Representative support passage of the Humane Cosmetics
Act before the end of the legislative 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.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]