What it takes to make all cosmetics cruelty-free

By the Numbers: The Humane Cosmetics Act

  • 2014: Year the bill was first introduced in the U.S. Congress
  • 14: Months since its introduction this session
  • 175: Co-sponsors (and growing)
  • 32: Members of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, where the bill has once again been stalled

These are the numbers behind House bill HR 2790, the Humane Cosmetics Act. Now in its fifth year of “consideration,” this bill has never had a hearing or moved out of a House subcommittee.

What will it take to ensure that no animal is again exploited to test for safety for human cosmetics? It will take the will of Congress, as well as the will of the people. NAVS advocates like you are the key to letting our members of the U.S. House know that we stand behind this legislation—and that we want it passed now!

Please call your U.S. Representative TODAY and let them know that you want action taken on the Humane Cosmetics Act before this session is over.

State Legislative Updates

Individual states have been introducing—and passing—laws banning the use of animals for safety testing, and the sale of animal-tested cosmetics and personal care items. This year, although legislation failed to pass in Hawaii, Massachusetts and Vermont, Virginia did succeed in passing a statewide testing ban.

California and New York, which already have testing bans in place, are proposing to end the sale of animal-tested products in their states. California’s bill passed the Senate and is awaiting approval in the Assembly before moving forward.

Please take action in your state to pass this legislation in 2018.

California TAKE ACTION »
New York TAKE ACTION »

We hope that next year will see the reintroduction of bills in states where they did not pass, as well as the introduction—and passage—of many more bills on behalf of animals.


This entry was posted in News on August 16, 2018.
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