Pass Global Ban on Cosmetic Animal Testing


Target: Congressman Jim Moran

Goal: Pass into law a bill that would ban cosmetics testing on animals in the U.S.

Virginia Congressman Jim Moran has introduced legislation that would not only ban animal testing in the U.S. cosmetics industry, but also gradually phase out the sale of cosmetics tested on animals in foreign countries. The United States and China have been the final roadblocks in what could be a global end to cosmetic animal testing, and with China already planning a ban of their own, the U.S. could be the key. For being the first congressman to propose a law prohibiting cosmetic animal testing, Jim Moran deserves our support.

More than 1,300 companies in the United States, the European Union, Israel, and India have already banned product testing. “The U.S. can and should phase out the use of animals in cosmetic safety testing,” said Moran. “Not only are animal-based tests fundamentally inhumane, they also rely on outmoded science that can fail to accurately predict safety for humans.  H.R. 4148, the “Humane Cosmetics Act,” he says, would encourage the development of testing alternatives that are cheaper and more effective. Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, added “We thank Congressman Moran for his leadership on this legislation, which will align the U.S. with the global trend moving away from animal testing of cosmetics. We have powerful and reliable alternatives available and it’s time to embrace those new technologies and stop harming animals for unnecessary reasons.”

The ultimate goal of the Humane Cosmetics Act is to not only end the use of inhumane animal testing methods, but also encourage cheaper alternatives that will make the American cosmetics industry more competitive and change the global market. Ending animal testing would increase the safety of products and also encourage new cutting-edge technology to take its place.

Please take a moment to thank Congressman Moran and support this incredible bill that could ultimately save thousands of animals from unnecessary cruelty and torture.


Dear Congressman Moran,

You recently proposed H.R. 4148, the “Humane Cosmetics Act” that would ban the use of animals in cosmetics testing in the United States. The U.S. and China are the two major world markets that have yet to pass such a law and doing so would have a significant impact on animal testing around the world. India and the European Union have already legislated bans and China is in the process. The U.S. is the final step.

Thank you so much for your commitment to protecting animals from unnecessary harm and inhumane treatment. I hope this bill passes so that we can soon see a global end to cosmetic animal testing.


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  1. This has got to be one of the most cruelest invasions of animal’s rights. One cannot be a moral person if they indulge in using cruelty cosmetics. I always read the labels before I buy. It is not that difficult.

    If not now, when.
    If not me, then whom.

  2. what a wonderful world it would be if we could stop this barbaric practice, world wide there really is no need for this horrific suffering to go on.

  3. Sheila Jefferson says:

    Thank you so much..I pray this
    bill passes. This evil cruelty must STOP!

  4. Romola Newport says:

    Cosmetics are not an essential item in our lives, animals should not suffer for our vanity.

  5. I read labels on everything I buy, clothes, products, shoes, etc. and buying cruelty free is a staple in my life. One company that I really hate is PROCTER AND GAMBLE, they are a big conglomerate sucking up other companies. Proud to say that I own/use nothing by them!! I admit I have slipped up before but this is a rare occurrence, mainly with buying clothes as I don’t wear animals so that would be no fur, no leather, no suede, no wool, no down, no silk. (if you love animals, makes sense to follow this too and an animal lover should not be eating them either) Animal testing is outdated, unreliable, unnecessary and antiquated. We should be testing on criminals, pedophiles, etc would make more sense. The EU passed a ban on animal testing and I hear a bill is being pushed in Australia…so what does that tell you USA????? Follow by example!!!

  6. Kae Blecha, OTR says:

    We have the same mindset as China on this issue?!? Please, Congressman Moran, help save us from this embarrassment!

  7. julie beehre says:

    Ban testing on animals…test on child molesters and rapists instead

  8. All lives are precious and should not be wasted, put through suffering for the benefit of other. Humans do not like this for themselves, but its ok to do it to others. We all have to take part in this cause by making a pledge to ourselves to read the label that display “cruelty free” and make a commitment to stop supporting those businesses that continue this practice. Together, we can help these poor innocent animals.

  9. night magic says:

    this would be fantastic !!!!! what a true miracle if this could happen and wouldnt it be fantastic if all people could love and respect all animals and living creatures

  10. Mary fletcher says:

    Please pass this bill to!! We need to protect all animals.

    Here’s an official petition to the Whitehouse on the governments petition site:

    It’s asking Obama to ban euthanasia and save the 2 billion dollars we spend annually killing 5,500 dogs daily in Favor of tax breaks for vets to give free spay and neuters and cash voucher incentives to people who spay and neuter. This will quickly get our pet population under control and end the suffering of all these pets and Americans who love them. America must be proactive in solving our problems. More of the same isn’t working. Thank you! Please share.. Every signature is needed:)

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