As the U.S. Congress returns from summer recess, NAVS is urging everyone to TAKE ACTION again on important federal legislation and spread the word to others before the legislative session ends.
The 115th United States Congress comes to a close at the end of this year. Legislation cannot be carried over into the next session of Congress, which means that any bills not passed in this session—including many important bills aimed at ending the exploitation of animals—will die with the new year.
Please let your U.S. legislators know that you strongly support the following bills and that you want to see them passed before this session of Congress ends.
The Humane Cosmetics Act, HR 2790, would require private and governmental entities to end their use of animals to test for the safety of cosmetics within a year and the sale of animal-tested cosmetics within three years.
The Battlefield Excellence through Superior Training (BEST) Practices Act, S 498 and HR 1243, would phase out the use of animals for combat trauma injury training exercises and for chemical and biological casualty training by 2022.
The Preventing Unkind and Painful Procedures and Experiments on Respected Species (PUPPERS) Act, HR 3197, would prohibit the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) from conducting painful research on dogs.
The Kittens in Traumatic Testing Ends Now (KITTEN) Act, HR 5780, would prohibit any federal research facility from purchasing, breeding, transporting, housing, feeding, maintaining, disposing of or experimenting on cats as part of any study that would cause pain or stress to cats.
Every voice counts! Once you have taken action, please forward these advocacy actions to your friends and family.