VICTORY! Senate Drops Backwards Animal Testing Provision

VICTORY! Senate Drops Backwards Animal Testing Provision

Not long ago, a deadly provision was introduced in the U.S. Senate to keep animals confined and suffering in labs for cosmetics…forever. We are thrilled to share this dangerous provision has been dropped due to compassionate animal advocates like you!

In recent years, California, Nevada, Illinois, Virginia, Maryland, Maine, Hawaii, and New Jersey have banned the sale of cosmetics that have been tested on animals. Sec. 614 of the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Landmark Advancements Act (FDASLA Act of 2022) aimed to invalidate these much-needed bans to allow the sale of animal-tested cosmetics once again. It would have also prevented states from passing bans in the future. 

This provision was a complete step in the wrong direction for animals and science, and compassionate advocates like you spoke out against this backward legislation! Thankfully, the U.S. Senate has dropped Sec. 614 from the FDASLA Act of 2022! The California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, as well as the eight other states around the country with similar laws, are safe! Other states may also pass bans in the future. 

Thank YOU for signing our alert, which accumulated 14,323 signatures urging the U.S. Senate to drop Sec. 614. Your voices were heard!

Testing cosmetics on animals is anything but beautiful. Terrified mice, rats, rabbits, guinea pigs, and other animals suffer immensely in laboratories to produce these products. Chemicals are dropped into their eyes, and rubbed into their shaved skin, causing agonizing pain. They are forced to ingest and inhale chemicals, potentially leading to the development of illness, injury, and death. Thousands of ingredients have already been proven safe for human use and require no further testing. While many cosmetics manufacturers have opted to eliminate cruel and unnecessary testing on animals, many needlessly continue this outdated and ineffective practice. 

We can all do our part to protect animals in labs by opting to purchase and use cruelty-free cosmetics and household products and supporting legislation that eliminates cruel animal experiments.