Congress: Don't Require Animal Testing for Cosmetics!

In 2013, China made headlines for promising to phase out mandatory animal testing for cosmetics. The European Union and India recently decided to ban cosmetic animal testing completely. So why did Congress introduce legislation intended to increase these cruel tests in the U.S.?

The Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2013 (SCPCPA), H.R. 1385 changes the ways that cosmetics are regulated in the U.S., and would result in at least one million animals being used in required testing. Companies would have to pay anywhere from 1.7 to 9 billion dollars to perform these tests, which would increase both the animals currently used and the money currently spent on cosmetics testing.

These new regulations will place ethical consumers in a difficult situation. Both men and women require cosmetics to meet work hygeine codes and blend in with society. Cosmetics include standard hygeine products like shampoo as well as beauty aids. Neither consumers nor companies wish to increase animal testing or the cost of testing products. Please sign the petition to tell Congress not to increase animal testing for cosmetics!

We, the undersigned, are concerned about new legislation requiring new regulations for cosmetics testing.


We understand that the Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2013 (SCPCPA), H.R. 1385 would result in at least one million animals being used in required testing. Companies would have to pay anywhere from 1.7 to 9 billion dollars to perform these tests, which would increase both the animals currently used and the money currently spent on cosmetics testing.


These new regulations will place ethical consumers in a difficult situation. Both men and women require cosmetics to meet work hygeine codes and blend in with society. Cosmetics include standard hygeine products like shampoo as well as beauty aids. Neither consumers nor companies wish to increase animal testing or the cost of testing products. China has recently agreed to phase out mandatory animal cosmetics testing, and the EU, Israel and India ban it entirely. We believe the United States should encourage humane practices, and the new regulations send us backwards, not forwards. We respectfully urge you to stop your plans to require animal testing for cosmetics. Thank you for taking the time to read and consider our petition.

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