Stop Injecting Rabbits, Mice, and Guinea Pigs With Toxins to Test Cosmetics

Target: Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives

Goal: Prohibit the sale of animal-tested cosmetic products and help save hundreds of thousands of animals from unethical, unnecessary laboratory procedures.

Despite majority public opposition, the use of animals in cosmetic testing is still widely legal in parts of the U.S. Cosmetic tests typically involve exposing animals—mostly mice, rats, rabbits, and guinea pigs—to irritation tests, where animals have potentially toxic chemicals rubbed on their shaven skin and dripped into their eyes. Other common procedures include force-feeding ingredients to animals to determine the long-term effects, or injecting them with chemicals to observe the bodily response. These sentient creatures suffer tremendously throughout the testing process, and once they are no longer of use are brutally killed by means of asphyxiation, neck-breaking or decapitation.

Not only is cosmetic testing cruel, but it is entirely unnecessary. We already know of thousands upon thousands of safe ingredients that can be mixed and morphed into millions of new and improved formulas. Plus, due to advancements in technology, tons of other viable alternatives to direct animal testing now exist. The Humane Cosmetics Act of 2021 was introduced to the House as a way of limiting cosmetic animal testing in the U.S. While many other countries, including Israel, India, and the European Union have all banned the sale of any cosmetics that have been tested on animals, these products and ingredients are still entirely available at mainstream stores and sites throughout America.

The U.S. is lagging behind so many other nations in our treatment of animals. Demand an end to the sale of animal-tested cosmetics.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Representative Pelosi,

The continued use of animals in cosmetic testing throughout the U.S. is rather appalling. Animals—including mice, rats, rabbits, and guinea pigs—are force-fed substances, injected with toxins, and have potentially lethal chemicals dripped into their sensitive eyes. In the face of equally successful alternative methods of testing, cosmetic animal-testing is antiquated and unnecessary. Not to mention there are already hundreds of thousands of ingredients we know to be safe for human use.

The Humane Cosmetics Act of 2021 was recently introduced to the House in hopes that the U.S. would follow the lead of many other countries—such as Israel, India, and the European Union—in banning the sale and distribution of animal-tested cosmetic products. We are asking you, Speaker Pelosi, to support this act and help reduce the number of animals used in cosmetic testing. No being should suffer for our physical preferences.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Understanding Animal Research


63 Comments

  1. I don’t think the part about how they die is accurate. They’re euthanized humanely. But I agree we need to modernize testing and stop using animals

    • Take off your rose coloured glasses. Do you think they waste expensive drugs on what they consider a useless animal. Why do you think it costs so much to euthanize your pet. Those drugs are expensive.

    • If by “humanely” you mean thrown in a giant box with others, up to the brim, then gassed like a holocaust victim, sure!

    • What do you mean, ‘YOU DON’T THINK’ how they die is accurate! do you actually believe that after putting these animals through hell they are going to euthanise them gently and with compassion?
      If this is what you think then you are definitely very deluded!
      These inhuman fuckers have no time for that!! It would cost too much and take too much time.
      More likely to be booted across the room or have theirs heads smashed against a wall or ‘stamped on’ is much more cost effective! Then all thrown in a dumpster to be taken to a tip somewhere.
      Then no problem, the bastards know they will always have a plentiful supply of fresh victims awaiting torture.
      The cosmetics are obviously for humans ‘SO TEST THEM ON FUCKING HUMANS’ and leave the animals alone!

    • pour cela,avez vous vu VRAIMENT ce qui se passe dans ces laboratoire de merde qui tue des millers d animaux???????voyons deja les medicaments ou autre les 3/4 du temps ne marchent pas sur l homme et sachez qu avec ce que l on vous donne ,VOUS SERVEZ CE COBAYES AUSSI!!!a une epoque on nous soignait par des plantes et auourdhui que dalle !OUVREZ LES YEUX TT LES JOURS DES MILLIERS D ANIMAUX MEURENT CAR L HOMME est trop con pour compprendre qu il tu e la planete depuis des lustres a bon entendeur je ne salue pas!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Maria Lavorato says:

    ARE YOU SERIOUS? …IN THIS DAY AND AGE!

    NO ANIMALS NEEDS TO BE TESTED FOR FRIGGON COSMETICS OR ANYTHING. NO TOXIN SHOULD BE USED IN ANY PRODUCT!

    BAN IMMEDIATELY ALL ANIMALS TESTED COSMETICS. THIS IS GROSSLY INHUMANE AND NOT NECESSARY! NOW OR EVER. INJECTING ANIMALS WITH TOXINS OR THE LIKE IS EVIL!

  3. People need to leave animals alone. They deserve to live in homes or rescues — not test laboratories.

  4. June Ann Vearling says:

    This practice is disgusting and barbaric. No animal should ever suffer for something like this especially for something like cosmetics. This should be made illegal immediately.

  5. My skin does not act the same as a rabbits, dogs , guinea pig, rats, mouse or cats. Stop this vile testing. There are so many cosmetics that don’t do this so all you men and women who refuse to buy the non animal tested are just as guilty.

  6. Let’s do the testing on death row serial killers, rapist, and pedophiles.

  7. I read this and was like, Did I go back in time? This IS 2022, right? How the fuck is this STILL a thing?!…Then I scrolled up to the ad for “grass-fed free-range beef” and remember, oh yeah, GREED

    • NIH is a dinosaur. And we are all funding the horrific testing not only for cosmetics but for most everything we consume, wear, clean with, medicines, depression, etc etc. Researchers never cease to horrify me with tests that only a sick,sadistic mind can think of. Stop testing, experimenting, using, abusing animals!

  8. It’s against the law to abuse our pets so why isn’t NIH and others held to the same laws

  9. Nancy won’t be signing this bill. She needs all the cosmetics she can get. do you honestly think these people care about animals they deem as useless? just look at the miles of tents and tarps in san francisco in her district. i don’t think the compassion bug has bit her quite yet.

  10. Stop this psychopathic sadism dating back to the Dark Ages!
    You are planning to travel to Mars, but still use rabbits, mice and guinea pigs in your pseudo-tests! It sounds pathetic,
    shameful and disgustingly shocking!

  11. Boycott cosmetics tested on animals.
    Buy VEGAN cosmetics only! They are 100% cruelty-free!

  12. NIH = Anthony Fauci. Do I need say more. Until these people are removed from any position of power and given a bowl brush to scrub toilets instead, no living creature will be safe or at peace. Remove the scumbags and good things can happen!

  13. Test and experiment on humans and not animals!

  14. Shoshannah Tempest says:

    This practice is stupidity at its highest form. None of these studies amount to anything…just a greater curse on thos country as it continues on its cruel path to self destruct

  15. Andrea+Chisari says:

    Why are we STILL doing this?!? Cheaper, more effective, more human-relevant alternatives exist, so why do we persist in this outdated barbarism?

  16. Joseph Kenosky says:

    This has to end.

  17. You want to test? Test it on yourselves and the leave the animals alone, simple as that !!!!

  18. Michelle Stewart says:

    Almost products meant for humans must all be tested on humans. No more animal testing. Animal testing must be made illegal all over the world. Pay people to test on them instead

  19. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives

    Prohibit the sale of animal-tested cosmetic products and help save hundreds of thousands of animals from unethical, unnecessary laboratory procedures.

    Stop Injecting Rabbits, Mice, and Guinea Pigs With Toxins to Test Cosmetics

    This sadism and evilness must be stopped and banned. Leave the precious and innocent animals alone you lowlife experimenting vile and evil human monsters from hell.

  20. All these STUPID CRUEL HUMANS should be the ones to be INJECTED WITH TOXINS & NOT INNOCENT MICE, RABBITS, GUINEA PIGS, & ALL OTHER INNOCENT ANIMALS!!! STOP ALL THIS ANIMAL CRUELTY IMMEDIATELY!!!!!!

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