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IDA’s World Week for Animals in Laboratories Outreach Seeks To Raise Support for H.R. 4148, the Humane Cosmetics Act

April 25th, 2014 by Eric Phelps

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Contact: Lisa Levinson, 215-620-2130, lisablevinson@gmail.com

In Defense of Animals’ World Week for Animals in Laboratories Outreach Seeks To Raise Support for H.R. 4148, the Humane Cosmetics Act

Santa Monica, Calif. (April 24, 2014) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization based in San Rafael, California, will lead a World Week for Animals in Laboratories (WWAIL) outreach event this Saturday, April 26, to help gather support for ending animal testing for cosmetics in the U.S. WWAIL is a week long worldwide series of educational and outreach events that help raise awareness of animals suffering and dying in laboratories.

Members of IDA and will urge shoppers to take action in support of H.R. 4148, the Humane Cosmetics Act. This historic legislation seeks to ban animal testing for cosmetics sold or manufactured in the United States. It would also ban the importation of cosmetics into the U.S. that were tested on animals. “Passage of the Humane Cosmetics Act is long overdue,” said Marilyn Kroplick, MD, President of In Defense of Animals. She added, “there are many humane alternatives to using animals for testing and there is absolutely no need for animals to be tortured for cosmetics any longer.”

What: World Week for Animals in Laboratories When: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 2:00 – 4:00 pm Where: LUSH, 1404 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica Many cosmetic companies have already responded to demand for humane products not tested on animals and have developed cruelty-free non-animal tested products. The European Union and Israel have already adopted laws requiring progressive, cruelty-free, non-animal based testing for cosmetics. They further require U.S. based cosmetic companies selling in these countries to comply with their humane manufacturing laws.

The public may weigh in on H.R. 4148 by visiting: www.idausa.org/CosmeticsAct

For more information on WWAIL, please visit: www.wwail.org

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