UPDATE: The Humane Cosmetics Act (H.R. 2858) has been reintroduced. Send an automated letter asking your representative to support the bill.
Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA), now retired, introduced the Humane Cosmetics Act in 2014, a bill to end cosmetics testing on animals. If passed, the U.S. would join the E.U., Israel, Norway, and India where this inhumane and unscientific practice has already been banned. Unfortunately, the bill died when the Congressional session ended.
Animal testing is unnecessary and unsafe. Far more accurate human-based cell and tissue testing methods exist, yet numerous companies continue to rely on status quo animal models that are not predictive of human response. More than 500 brands have been certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny (of which NEAVS is a founding member). It is time all companies become cruelty-free. Learn more about cruelty-free cosmetics here.
The Humane Cosmetics Act would end U.S. animal-based testing within a year, and ban the import and sale of products tested on animals within three.
Ask your U.S. representative to sponsor the Humane Cosmetics Act.
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The Humane Cosmetics Act not only ends the needless suffering of millions of rabbits, mice, rats, guinea pigs, and other animals, it would benefit human health by ensuring safer products.