Target: John Boehner, Speaker of the House
Goal: Ban torturous testing on animals in the cosmetics industry.
Cruel animal testing in the cosmetics industry could soon be banned if a newly proposed bill is passed. The Humane Cosmetics Act, H.R.2858, would bring America in line with 30 other countries banning testing cosmetics on animals.
With over 1.7 billion consumers, passage of this legislation would send a strong message to the cosmetics industry and ensure the safety of thousands of animals across the country, from mice and rats to rabbits and pigs. Currently, these animals have substances shoved down their throats, dropped in their eyes, smeared on their skin and fur, often without the benefit of pain relievers and all in the name of “beauty.”
There are alternatives to this. Some big name cosmetic companies are already using them and support this legislation. Companies such as Paul Mitchell and LUSH already understand the importance of more humane testing practices. Celebrities such as comedian Ricky Gervais also support this bill.
Since safer, more cost-effective, and more humane testing alternatives already exist, and multi-national cosmetics companies already comply with similar laws in 30 other countries, there is no reason to stand in the way of the passage of this legislation.
Sign this petition to protect innocent animals from torturous and unnecessary testing for the cosmetics industry and tell John Boehner to pass this bill without further delay.
Dear Mr, Boehner,
Currently countless animals in the United States are subjected to torture by the cosmetics industry. Mice, rats, rabbits, pigs, and the like have products dropped in their eyes, shoved down their throats, and rubbed on their skin and fur. The House of Representatives currently has bi-partisan bill before it that would ban these medieval practices.
Multinational cosmetics companies, such as Paul Mitchell and LUSH, already comply with similar laws in 30 other countries and support this legislation. They already use safer, more cost-effective, and more humane testing practices for their products.
The US has the buying power of over 1.7 billion consumers. Use this to send a strong message to the cosmetics industry: torturing animals will no longer be tolerated. A 2013 poll conducted by the Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Legislative Fund found that 73% of Americans are in favor of banning cosmetics testing on animals. Stand with them, and with the animals, Mr. Boehener, and pass this legislation.
[Your Name Here]
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