9th July 2015
Working towards a US ban on animal testing for cosmetics: Co-hosting a congressional briefing
Following the introduction of the Humane Cosmetics Act, this week we’re in Washington DC to speak at a congressional briefing
Our North America Campaign Manager, Monica Engebretson, is a featured speaker at a congressional briefing on the Humane Cosmetics Act in conjunction with Representatives Martha McSally and Don Beyer, the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus, and others.
The congressional briefing enables us to communicate information with policy-makers. Monica will be providing information about the Humane Cosmetics Act to members of congress and their staff to gain support and new co-sponsors. She will also be discussing the global trend to end cosmetics testing for animals, due to the global campaigns of Cruelty Free International, and how the Humane Cosmetics Act can help the US catch up.
Cruelty Free International leads the largest global campaign dedicated to ending the use of animals to test cosmetics and other consumer products throughout the world. Our highly experienced and passionate team has made real progress around the globe for the countless animals suffering in cruel tests for cosmetics through our positive, innovative and often trailblazing approach.
With a million voices backing our pledge for a global ban on animal testing for cosmetics, we are creating momentum for an end to cruel cosmetics around the world.
Just a few weeks ago Cruelty Free International was joined by Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage and big US brands The Body Shop and Paul Mitchell to welcome the introduction of the Humane Cosmetics Act. The bill would end animal testing for cosmetics after a one year phase in and would further phase out the sale of animal tested cosmetics in three years.
You can help Cruelty Free International build crucial support for this bill by encouraging your representatives to become a co-sponsor of the Humane Cosmetics Act. There are two simple ways to do this:
1) Signing the Cruelty Free International petition
2) Taking five minutes for animals to write and send a more personalized message to your representative