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Support Humane Cosmetics Act to End Product Safety Testing on Animals

Support Humane Cosmetics Act to End Product Safety Testing on Animals

Name: Humane Cosmetics Act

Bill Number: S 2886/HR 5141

The Humane Cosmetics Act, S 2886 and HR 5141, was introduced with strong bi-partisan support in the House and Senate this year, boding well for the success of the legislation.

This bill would make it “unlawful for any person, whether private or governmental, to knowingly conduct or contract for cosmetic animal testing” in the United States. The bill would also make it unlawful to sell, offer for sale or transport across state lines any cosmetic that was developed using animal tests. The ban on the sale would take effect one year after the law is enacted in order to allow stores to sell their old inventory.

While states across the country (CA, IL, NJ, NV, NY and VA) have passed laws prohibiting cosmetics safety testing on animals or the sale of animal-tested cosmetics in their state—and while more states have introduced and are still considering passage of a cosmetics testing ban—passage of a federal law will apply to every state in the country without further action.

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. Past bills have had strong bipartisan support from members of the House. Please ask your Representative—and your two Senators—to become cosponsors of this bill.  

 

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  1. Please contact your U.S. Senators and Representative and urge them to sponsor this important piece of legislation.
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Please Join in Supporting a Humane Ban on Testing Cosmetics on Animals

Dear [Decision Maker],

I am writing to you about the Humane Cosmetics Act, S 2886/HR 5141, which would end the use of animals for safety testing by the cosmetics and personal care industry. Much of the cosmetics industry already relies on more predictive non-animal test methods for evaluating the safety and efficacy of a cosmetic, demonstrating that an end to the use of animals will not negatively impact human health.

The European Union adopted progressive test methods and a humane standard for testing cosmetics for safety many years ago. Many individual countries have also adopted non-animal-based testing for cosmetics safety, and work is being done to educate industries and governments in China, Russia and elsewhere about the advantages of using non-animal test methods.

This work is being spearheaded by American companies, yet the U.S. continues to permit the use of animals for cruel and painful testing, despite the fact that it is not necessary to guarantee the safety of cosmetics. Six states (CA, IL, NJ, NV, NY and VA) have already passed laws prohibiting cosmetics safety testing on animals or the sale of animal-tested cosmetics in their state and more states are already considering a ban in 2020.

Please give your support to the Humane Cosmetics Act by signing on as a co-sponsor and helping the U.S. join other countries worldwide who are adopting these cruelty-free standards nationwide.

Thank you for your consideration.

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