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New York Residents: Take Action to Ban Cruel Cosmetics Testing!

New York Residents: Take Action to Ban Cruel Cosmetics Testing!

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Animals have been victims of cruel and unnecessary testing for cosmetics and personal care products for many decades. Not only is this incredibly cruel and wasteful, testing these products on animals is entirely unnecessary — and now another state may ban the practice. A new bill has been proposed that would prohibit the manufacture and sale of cosmetics that have been tested on animals in New York state.

The cosmetics industry has profited from the suffering of animals to ensure its own upward growth in the consumer market. Inside of these awful labs, small defenseless animals such as rats, mice, rabbits, and guinea pigs are confined in cages until they are subjected to horrific and painful experiments that are outdated and ineffective. Please urge your state legislators to support the ban of animal tested products to save animals from agonizing tests and procedures!

Ingredients, as well as finished cosmetic and personal care products, are often tested on animals to determine their safety. Skin sensitization testing is done by rubbing test chemicals into animals' shaved skin, which may result in allergic reactions, painful burns and abrasions, and other adverse effects. Test chemicals may also be dripped into animals' eyes, causing them intense pain, ulcers, bloody scabs, blurred vision, swollen eyelids, and potential blindness. Animals may also be forced to inhale or ingest test chemicals over short or prolonged periods of time to observe effects on their physiology, which may result in cancer, fertility issues, or other life-threatening conditions. After the torturous tests are complete, animals are then forcefully killed by neck snapping, suffocation, or decapitation.

A new mascara, moisturizer, or perfume is not worth the pain, fear, and suffering of innocent animals.

In the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration does not specifically require the use of animals in testing cosmetics for safety, while the cosmetics industry already has safer and more reliable testing methods that don't cause harm. Hundreds of companies that have pledged not to test on animals have already proven there's no longer any acceptable reason to torture animals for our vanity.

Animals do not respond to chemicals the same way that humans do. A chemical or product that is deemed safe for a mouse, rabbit, or for other animals may not be safe for human use. These cruel and ineffective tests are outdated and unnecessary.

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