The Humane Cosmetics Act would ban animal cosmetic testing in the U.S., saving innocent rabbits, mice and other animals from being tortured and killed in needless experiments.
Animals used in cosmetic testing are subjected to excruciatingly painful procedures, like being force-fed chemicals that make them bleed and convulse. They 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.
“The cruelty animals are subjected to during cosmetics testing is unacceptable—from lethal dose tests to irritation and force-feeding tests. Not only are these tests inhumane, but modern technology makes them unnecessary and overly expensive,” said Representative McSally, one of the bill’s co-sponsors, in a press release.
The bill, re-introduced into Congress in June, is currently stalled. Let’s kick it back into gear.
Sign this petition to urge Congressional leaders to pass the Humane Cosmetics Act and finally stop the suffering.