This week, Take Action Thursday makes a New Year’s resolution to continue and strengthen efforts aimed at ending the use of animals for cosmetics safety testing
Legislative sessions are getting underway in Congress and in many states, bringing with them new bills for consideration. Of particular note are opportunities to advance legislation that will help bring to an end to the cruel and archaic practice of using animals to test the safety of cosmetics.
Last year, despite a record number of sponsors (186) in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Humane Cosmetics Act was not even granted a hearing. The bill 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. It is hoped, with the new Congress underway, that the Humane Cosmetics Act will be reintroduced and allowed to move through the legislative process, instead of being held in committee for another session.
Please ask your U.S. Representative to support the reintroduction—and passage—of the Humane Cosmetics Act.
In 2019, NAVS will also be championing state efforts to end the use of animals for cosmetics testing. Two states that already have laws to restrict animal testing in their states are now following the lead of California, which has expanded its law to also prohibit the sale of animal-tested cosmetics and personal care products that were tested outside the state. Legislation in New Jersey and New York would establish the same sale prohibition in those states.
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If you live in New York or New Jersey, please take action to support this legislation.