Make Illinois Cruelty-Free

Legislation that would end the manufacture of products tested on animals in Illinois has been introduced in the state legislature—and it needs your help right now to progress!

SB 241 will be heard by the Senate Agriculture Committee on Thursday, February 21 at 8:00 am in Capitol 409, Springfield.

This legislation follows the precedent set by states like California, New York and others, which have passed similar legislation that prohibits manufacturers from using animal test methods to test cosmetics and household products if an alternative test method is available. 

Individuals and groups can submit written testimony through the Senate Agriculture Committee by creating a witness slip, designating whether you are submitting written or oral testimony up to the day of the hearing. Those who wish to register their support without providing written or oral testimony or attending the hearing can also select “proponent” and check “Record of Appearance Only” on the online witness slip.

Regardless of the method you choose, time is running out to show your support of a cruelty-free Illinois. 

While the fight to pass the federal Humane Cosmetics Act continues, these state-level bills are making big strides toward making our country cruelty-free—and Illinois could be the next state to take a stand for animals.

But this can’t happen without people like you who are willing to make their voices heard. There are a number of ways you can help:

  • Testify in person at the hearing in support of humane cosmetics by creating a witness slip, specifying that you wish to present oral testimony by Wed., February 20.
  • Contact your legislators.
  • Provide written testimony by creating a witness slip and including your written statement supporting this bill by Wednesday, February 20.
  • Provide support by creating a witness slip, selecting “Proponent” and checking the box for “Record of Appearance Only.”
  • Share this message with friends and family and ask them to take action as well.

The deadline to make a difference in Illinois is quickly approaching. Thank you for your urgent action to help get this legislation passed into law. 


This entry was posted in News on February 19, 2019.
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