Activate for Animals | June 2018

 

Save animals, support Humane Cosmetics Act

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If there was a way to help stop the use of animals to test cosmetics, wouldn’t you want to support it? Well, there is! The Humane Cosmetics Act (HCA) is a bill that would prohibit cosmetic animal testing by both private companies and the federal government.

The HCA will not only save rabbits and guinea pigs from testing, it will also spare tens of thousands of mice and rats from suffering in painful procedures. This is perhaps the most important part of the bill because, although they comprise 95 percent of all animals used in U.S. labs, mice and rats are specifically excluded from the Animal Welfare Act, the only law protecting animals used in research, testing, and education.

Although there is public and bipartisan support for the HCA, it has been sitting in the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health for over a year. This summer is the time for advocates to help rejuvenate this bill, so please contact your Representative and ask him/her to support the Humane Cosmetics Act.

It’s time for the U.S. to end the use of animals to test cosmetics and their ingredients!

 

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