TELL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TO SUPPORT HUMANE COSMETICS
The Humane Cosmetics Act (HCA), a bipartisan bill aimed at ending the use of animals in testing cosmetics and their ingredients, as well as the sale of such products, was introduced to Congress last week. If HCA is passed, thousands of animals like rabbits, guinea pigs, mice, and rats will be spared from untold suffering in labs.
The use of animals to test cosmetics is cruel and unnecessary.
The government does not require companies to use animal tests to access the safety of their products, and alternatives to replace outdated testing methods are rapidly being developed. Reliable non-animal alternative tests are available and include cell and tissue cultures and sophisticated computer and mathematical models.
Over a decade ago, the European Union began phasing out the use of animals for testing cosmetic products and ingredients. Israel and India followed with similar laws in 2007 and 2013, respectively. Yet the U.S. continues to drag its feet, failing to stop cosmetics testing on animals.
If passed, HCA would put the U.S. in line with other countries that have taken action to ban the cruel and unnecessary practice of using animals to test cosmetic products like shampoo, lotion, and lipstick.
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