US is one step closer to ending animal testing for cosmetics


US is one step closer to ending animal testing for cosmetics

19 November 2019
The legislation would end safety testing of cosmetic products on animals and prohibit the sale of products developed using animal testing.

Senators Martha McSally (R-AZ) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced companion legislation in the Senate.

“Cosmetics testing on animals is painful and cruel, the practice is obsolete, and Congress should end it,” said Beyer. “The cosmetics industry already has safer, better testing methods that do not harm animals, so passing this bill would show moral leadership without detriment to American businesses. I thank my colleagues in both parties and chambers for their support of the Humane Cosmetics Act, which I hope will receive swift consideration.”

“Subjecting animals to painful experiments to test cosmetics is inhumane and entirely unnecessary,” said Buchanan, who serves as co-chair of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus. “Scientific advancements have created viable alternatives to these cruel experiments, while still ensuring that cosmetic products are safe for human use. As countries around the world work to prohibit animal testing in cosmetics, it’s time for the United States to get on board.’’