Encourage Congress to Ban Animal Testing

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Target: California Senator Marty Block and California legislators

Goal: Thank California legislators for passing the Cruelty Free Cosmetics Resolution, which calls on Congress to ban cosmetics animal testing

Thanks to California, the United States is one step closer to joining countries such as the European Union, Norway, Israel, and India in banning cosmetics animal testing. California legislators have recently passed a Senate Joint Resolution that calls on the US Congress to ban animal cosmetics testing as well as establish non-animal alternative testing.

According to the Huffington Post, “the resolution asks the nation to do what California did 13 years ago — require manufactures and contract testing facilities to use scientifically valid non-animal tests to prove product safety before resorting to animal tests.” The resolution also aims to attack cosmetics that have been animal tested by urging the US to set deadlines that will prohibit marketing them completely. Sponsored by Cruelty Free International and supported by California Senator Block, this is not the first attempt of a proposal for legislation to be passed concerning cruelty free testing. Earlier in the year, Senator Jim Moran introduced the Humane Cosmetics Act, which aims to ban animal testing by prohibiting entities from selling products that have been animal tested. According to the Huffington Post, the act has 46 sponsors as well as the endorsement of 133 companies, including Paul Mitchell hair company.

With so much recent support and proposed legislation, the people of America have made it clear that we are not a nation in favor of animal testing. It has proven to be an outdated process that puts innocent animals in harm for no reason. Scientific studies have revealed that the effects of certain cosmetics tested on animals are not conclusive or helpful in determining the safety of humans.

Thank California for taking a progressive stand against cosmetics animal testing. By signing this petition, you are thanking the legislators of California as well as urging the U.S. Congress to ban cosmetics animal testing once and for all.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Senator Block and California legislators,

Thank you for passing the Cruelty Free Cosmetics Resolution, calling on Congress to take responsible action and ban animal testing as well as mandating alternative animal-testing methods whenever possible. California is setting a fine example for other states by urging Congress to end animal testing once and for all. With so much recent support and proposed legislation against animal cosmetics testing, the passing of your Cruelty Free Cosmetics Resolution on the heels of the Humane Cosmetics Act is bound to make a difference in the way animal welfare is viewed.

By involving Congress, California, often associated directly with cosmetic production, has chosen to reveal how intolerable animal cruelty is. By aiming to ban cosmetic animal testing, you are preventing a heartless, unnecessary procedure that is not fruitful in any way.

I sincerely thank you for your efforts to ban cosmetic animal testing by making the welfare of animals a high priority in California– an influential state synonymous with cosmetics. Please continue to stand strong and advocate until Congress passes legislation against animal testing.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Janet Stephens via Wikimedia

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4 Comments

  1. Experimentalists have to stop immediately these kind of infantile, cruel and barbaric tests on living creatures by apply strongest justice to them – SEND THEM TO THE WORKLESS ONLY !

    Animal testing is unnecessary and the results unreliable. This has been proven.
    So these establishments are just a means for monsters to torture and kill animals.
    In the 21st century do we really believe this is furthering our knowledge at all?
    Absolutely not! This is murder for murder’s sake and UNBEARABLY FOR CIVILIZED SOCIETIES.

    WHICH AUTHORITY IS ABLE TO DISREGARD SICK ABUSES LIKE THIS ?

    THIS IS ABSOLUTELY WRONG AND INACCEPTABLE !!!
    THE LAW IS TO CHANGE AND HAVE TO STOP THAT UNHUMAN ACTING !

    HAVE YOU ALL LOST YOUR HUMANITY AND BRAIN, FERAL PERSONS RESPONSIBLE ??

    Normative ethic includes the claim on generally liability.

    DEFORMED MONSTERS SHOULD BE LOCKED AWAY FROM CIVILIZED CITIZENS. THEY DISTURB FEELINGS IN AN UNACCEPTABLE WAY!
    People need to vote unacting authorities acting irresponsibly to futuregenerations and living creatures out of occupations once and for all!

    “Those who experiment on animals should never be able to quiet their own conscience by telling themselves that these cruelties have a worthy aim.”
    – Albert Schweitzer, physician/Nobel Laureate.

    “It is horrifying that we have to fight our own governments to save the environment.”

  2. Animal testing should only be spoken of these days as an embarrassing atrocity of the past. There is NO EXCUSE for anyone to experiment with animals these days. As a fellow Californian I thank our legislators for stepping up to the plate, so to speak, and FINALLY doing something about this. We must all agree now to ban animal testing nationwide !!!!!!!!!!

  3. kay allan says:

    please please please this is a hateful thing to do to any animal.

  4. Franca Menegon says:

    Quelli che sono contro la sperimentazione animale ma usano i farmaci.
    Quelli che ammazzerebbero un bambino per salvare un roditore.
    Quelli che se il bambino fosse il loro…?
    Quelli che “se ci estinguessimmo sarebbe un mondo migliore!”
    Quelli che però non cominciano per primi.
    Quelli che sono vivi grazie alla ricerca e se ne lamentano.
    Quelli che “fermiamo la vivisezione per salvare gli animali!”.
    Quelli che poi portano il cane dal veterinario.
    Quelli che la chiamano “vivisezione”.
    Quelli che con limone e peperoncino passa tutto, anche il cancro.
    Quelli che sanno come sostituire i test sugli animali ma non te lo possono dire.
    Quelli che le scoperte scientifiche “non ci risultano…”.
    Quelli che hanno le idee chiarissime ma non sanno come spiegarle.
    Quelli che hanno cominciato a rompere i coglioni da piccoli, non hanno ancora finito e ancora non sanno perché lo fanno.
    Quelli lì.
    Dove ci porteranno?

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