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UPDATE (7/8/2021): The government failed to pass the Humane Cosmetics Act before the new Congress stepped in, so the bills are now dead unless re-introduced by legislators.
H.R. 5141 got stuck in the House’s Subcommittee on Health, with the last action taken on 11/19/2019. The Senate bill, S. 2886, got stuck on 11/18/2019 in the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.
We are disappointed that this common-sense proposal that would have ended the needless and severe suffering of thousands of animals was not prioritized.
Thank you to the more than 34, 500 people who signed our petition in support of ending this horrific and unnecessary animal testing. We will continue to push for humane laws, both at the state or federal level.

A bipartisan bill could finally end cruel and needless animal cosmetics testing in the U.S.

Recently reintroduced, the Humane Cosmetics Act would not only save innocent rabbits, mice and other animals from being tortured and killed in unnecessary experiments, but it would also ban the sale of cosmetics tested on animals.

Animals used in cosmetic testing are subjected to excruciatingly painful procedures, like being force-fed chemicals that make them bleed and convulse. The animals may have toxic substances painfully dropped in their eyes or applied to their skin, burning off their fur.

When the testing is over, they are typically killed by decapitation, neck-breaking, or asphyxiation.

“It’s long past time to end cosmetics animal testing in the U.S.,” said Representative Martha McSally (R-Ariz.), one of the bill’s co-sponsors, in a press release. “Not only is this practice inhumane, but it is also ineffective and costly. Companies across the U.S. now successfully use alternative methods of testing that more accurately predict the effect of cosmetics on humans. This bipartisan bill would protect innocent animals from needless abuse, while modernizing our cosmetics industry.”

Sign this petition to urge Congressional leaders to pass the Humane Cosmetics Act and finally stop the suffering.