Congress: Stop Testing Cosmetics on Animals

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Please take a moment to ask your Representative to co-sponsor the Humane Cosmetics Act (H.R. 4148), introduced by Representative Jim Moran (D-VA), a bill to ban animal testing for cosmetic products in the United States and to prohibit the sale of cosmetics tested on animals. We have provided some text for you, but we encourage you to personalize your message to make it stand out. If you decide to write your own email, please be polite and encouraging. Here are some talking points:

  • I am writing as a constituent to urge you to co-sponsor the Humane Cosmetics Act (H.R. 4148), a bill to ban animal testing for cosmetic products in the United States and to prohibit the sale of cosmetics tested on animals
  • Millions of rabbits, guinea pigs, mice, and rats suffer and die in tests of products that were developed more than fifty years ago
  • More ethical, efficient, and cost-effective nonanimal testing methods are widely available
  • A ban will allow the American cosmetic industry to remain competitive in a changing global market that increasingly requires nonanimal safety tests
  • The European Union (EU), Israel, India, as well as some U.S. states—including California, New York, and New Jersey—have already banned animal testing for cosmetics
  • Three out of four Americans favor a ban on animal testing and would feel just as safe if not safer using cosmetics tested using non-animal methods
  • More than 500 cosmetics brands in North America do not test final products, formulations, or ingredients using animals

Representative Jim Moran and the Physicians Committee co-hosted a congressional briefing entitled "Federal Fluffballs: Animals in Regulatory Testing" to educate Congress about animals used in regulatory testing and brought rabbits, guinea pigs, mice, and rats to the Hill.

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