Yesterday, a very important federal bill was introduced to Ban Animal Testing in the USA. U.S. Representative Jim Moran (D-VA) has introduced this bill to ban animal testing for cosmetics! This is huge! The Humane Cosmetics Act would ban animal testing for cosmetics after a 1 year phase in and follow with a 3 year phase in for a ban on the sale of any animal tested cosmetics.
The Humane Cosmetics Act, H.R. 4148, would:
This bill is endorsed by The Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society Legislative Fund and Humane Society International, along with members and stakeholders of the personal care products industry, including LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics, Jack Black, Biao skincare and Aubrey Organics. The bill is also endorsed by Cruelty Free International.
So please take action for those who can’t speak up for themselves:
1. Send a letter to your representative asking them to co-sponsor the bill via the Humane Society of the United States
2. Sign the Cruelty Free International petition calling on the House of Representatives to support the Humane Cosmetics Act
Omg!!! This is amazing – finally!!
I’m really happy about it, too
thank you for the posts and i’ve clicked on both to show my support for the ban on animal testing
Thank you! I really appreciate it!
Singed. If the EU can do it, we can too!
Signed, Facebooked both personal and blog, Tweeted, and Supported!
This is amazing!
FINALLY! I cannot believe this is happening!!! Maybe one day I will finally be able to buy myself a cruelty-free MAC, unless of course they don’t move their production to CHINA or some place where they don’t care about anything
The bill is in the House so I sent a personal message to my representative. I think those are more effective than form letters. Hopefully I will hear back.
I have a hard time getting my hopes up about good sounding bills as the seemingly get turned down by congress. But I really hope this come to fruition >< no animal testing with any products would be a HUGE deal, gonna write a letter tonight.
What a breakthrough! I’m glad this is even being considered and I hope it makes it all the way. I want to stay optimistic about this and will be writing a letter to my rep.
This is incredible. It could change things worldwide if it gets in. If a cosmetics manufacturer has to choose China (animal testing) or the US (no animal testing) I hope that the choice becomes no animal testing! A long way off but perhaps the tide is turning…
This is wonderful news – I know the big companies like Estée Lauder will throw a lot of money around to get this to go away, but it’s a sign of the times, and the outcome is (hopefully) inevitable, and getting closer every day. One day people will be horrified that we were ever so cruel and vain as to test cosmetics on animals.
I signed the petition! Not sure if it will count for anything, but I have a bunny myself and I would love to see the cruelty end