A lot of people don’t realize that many shampoos, moisturizers, and another cosmetics are still tested on animals. Fortunately a new act, the Humane Cosmetics Act, would relegate animal testing for cosmetics to the history books.
H.R. 4148 would prohibit animal testing for cosmetics manufactured or sold in the U.S., and would ending painful tests on countless rabbits, mice, rats, and guinea pigs. Safe cosmetics can be made from thousands of existing ingredients. Plus, several non-animal safety tests are available for new ingredients. These non-animal alternatives are quick, safe, cost-effective, and often more reliable than animal-model testing.
The European Union and Israel have already phased out cosmetics animal testing, and we can too!
Please make a brief, polite phone call to your U.S. representative and urge him or her to support H.R. 4148. You can find your rep’s name here.
Tell your rep: “I’m a constituent and I urge you to co-sponsor H.R. 4148 if you haven’t already done so. This bill would prohibit animal testing for cosmetics manufactured or sold in the U.S.”
After making your phone call (please do not skip that crucial step!), please send a personalized letter. The Humane Society of the United States has more information and a form that will help you to automatically send a message.