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Massachusetts: Support Ban on Use of Traditional Animal Tests for Cosmetics Safety

Massachusetts: Support Ban on Use of Traditional Animal Tests for Cosmetics Safety

Name: Ban on Use of Animals for Product Testing

Bill Number: S 505/H 823

This bill would prohibit the use of traditional animal test methods when testing any ingredient or product in the state, provided an alternative test method exists. While the bill excludes medical research from the scope of its coverage, it does clarify that any entity not covered by this legislation could still rely on alternative test methods if they choose.

The use of animals for safety testing has already been banned in four states because there are far more reliable and humane means of ensuring the safety of products and chemicals. Ask your legislator to support legislation to make Massachusetts the next state to adopt a humane cosmetics law.


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Please Support the Use of Non-Animal Alternatives for Product Safety Testing

Dear [Decision Maker],

I am writing to ask your support for S 505/H 823, which would prohibit the use of animal testing when alternative, non-animal methods are available. There are numerous alternative toxicity testing methods--including cell cultures, isolated animal tissues and computer simulations--that have proven to be as effective as testing on live animals.

With current scientific advancements, non-animal tests are more reliable, effective and humane than animal tests that were developed in the last century. Many manufacturers already use non-animal test methods; however, this legislation will give other companies a push to not only stop relying on animal testing, but also to work toward the development of new tests where none currently exist.

Thank you for your consideration. I hope that you will give your full support to the passage of this measure.

[Your Name]
[Your Address]
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