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Connecticut: Support Statewide Ban on Selling Animal-Tested Cosmetics

Connecticut: Support Statewide Ban on Selling Animal-Tested Cosmetics 

Name: Phasing Out the Sale and Manufacture of Cosmetics that Use Animal Testing

Bill Number: SB 230

It has been recognized that the use of animals in safety testing for cosmetics does not necessarily create safer products. There are many safety tests that are scientifically superior and more reliable than those that use animals. Moreover, alternative tests have been in use by the cosmetics industry for more than a decade.

This bill would phase out the sale and manufacture of cosmetics that utilize animal testing in any phase of their development. The bill cites the example of California’s law, passed last session, to prohibit the sale of animal-tested products in the state.

 

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  1. Please contact your state Senator and urge them to support this legislation.
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Support a ban on the use of animals in cosmetic testing

Dear [Decision Maker],

I am writing to ask your support for important legislation, SB 230, which would end a reliance on animals for safety testing cosmetics in the state of Connecticut. Safe and reliable non-animal safety tests have existed for years, and hundreds of brands already sell cosmetics that are cruelty free.

With current scientific advancements, non-animal tests are more reliable, effective and humane than archaic animal tests that were developed last century. The adoption of a state law will give more companies a push to stop relying on animal tests and will allow us to join California, New Jersey, New York and Virginia, as well as many countries around the world that have already taken steps toward creating only cruelty-free cosmetics.

Please support passage of this bill and let Connecticut lead the way in the global movement toward cruelty-free cosmetics.

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