Ban Cosmetic Testing on Animals

guinea pig - Thye Chuah

Target: Representative Joseph Pitts, Chairman of the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Health

Goal: End cruel cosmetic testing on animals with a country-wide ban on the practice and sale of products tested on animals.

A ban on cosmetic testing on animals was introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives by Representative Martha McSally of Arizona. Not only would the bill ban testing on animals, it would also ban the sale and transportation of such products within the United States. More than 30 nations have taken action to ban cosmetic testing on animals. However, several developed nations, including Canada and the United States, have yet to put an end to this outdated and cruel practice.

During cosmetic testing, small animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs, and mice are exposed to ingredients found in cosmetics like lipstick, shampoo, and nail polish. To test a product’s skin and eye irritation, products are rubbed on animals, while others may be force-fed to animals in order to test for everything from birth defects to causes of death.

There are countless alternatives to animal testing. Companies can produce products with safe materials instead of testing new materials on animals. They can also use science’s technical advancements to replace the use of animals with more modern and cruelty-free options, like artificial skin that replaces the need for animal skin.

Representative McSally’s proposed legislation would put an end to cosmetic testing on defenseless animals. Countless nations have already taken steps to end this inhumane practice. It is America’s turn to ban animal testing. Sign the petition to voice your support for Representative McSally’s bill, which is currently sitting in the House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Health, where is has remained for over a year.


Dear Representative Pitts,

Over a year ago, Representative Martha McSally introduced a law that would ban the testing of cosmetics on animals in addition to banning any sale or transportation of such cosmetics. If this bill was made into a law, America would join more than 30 other nations on a growing list of countries banning animal testing.

Millions of defenseless animals like rabbits, guinea pigs, and mice would be spared from cruelty such as purposeful skin and eye irritation and death. In this scientifically advanced age, there is no reason animals should still be used in laboratories to test nail polish and lipstick.

However, the bill has remained inactive in your Subcommittee on Health. I ask you and the other members of the committee to take action on this bill so that is has a better chance of becoming law and so that this cruel and outdated practice can be brought to an end.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. Let’s sign this …for a great reason

  2. It is so wrong these animals are.Gods creatures and deserve to live , they r not products to ne tested on but a living , breathing creatures

  3. Donna Dowell says:

    Please lists your products, so I can make sure…I will never buy them!!!!

  4. So gross.

  5. How can we say that we are a civilized people when we are doing this disposable practice. Why test it on innocent animals,especially when they do not wear make up.

  6. Horrible! Just not worth it, how can people be so cruel?

  7. Since 1990 I have been singing petitions to stop testing on animals, including cosmetic testing. Science proved then that animal testing results does NOT correlate to human results. There are other methods that do work which does NOT use animals, which the USA needs to step up, stop using animals for all & any testing methods. It’s plain inhuman, barbaric, and lacks scientific evidence in the end. The only reason it’s done, is greed and money to line the pockets of scientists and Universities. It’s time to stop- NOW. Once again, like our children’s math scores the USA is lagging behind. It’s time for us to stop being a 3rd world country and once again be a leader. Let’s start here and STOP ANIMAL TESTING, like 30 other nations have all ready done. Please STOP ANIMAL TESTING.

  8. Let the testers on animals be the ones tested on! Seriously 2016 and the government “let’s”companies blatantly abuse animals! Stop the torture now!!!

  9. terri nelligan says:

    This is horrible !!

  10. There is no reason for this! If they aren’t sure if it’s safe dont use it!!!!! Stop the cruelty!

  11. Stop the cruelty!!!! If it has to be tested I dont want it!


  13. Lawri Williamson says:

    No kind of testing should be done on animals. If you need to test something on a living being, use a human. The products are for human use, so use humans! We are not “more than” or “above” other living creatures!! It is time to stop behaving like cretins and treat other living beings with the respect they deserve.

    They’re all better than us anyway.

  14. I’d rather never wear makeup again than use it, knowing that animals are being made to suffer over the making of it!!

  15. STOP abuse animals It’s so wrong these animals are God creatures and deserve to live and love thanks

  16. Wendy Morrison says:

    STOP TESTING ON INNOCENT DEFENSELESS ANIMALS! These IDIOTS TESTERS should be CHARGED with ANIMAL CRUELTY & sent to prison for the rest of the I really lives!!!!!

  17. Signing this petition is one way of getting a very important message out to those without a conscious! In the meantime, while trying to end this form of animal abuse….share the message and tell people to stop purchasing products tested on animals! We can check the labels and those that don’t test on animals….buy there products! There is a more humane way of doing things!


    Arm & Hammer (Church & Dwight), P.O. Box 1625, Horsham, PA 19044-6625;
    609-683-5900; 800-524-1328;
    Bic Corporation, 500 Bic Dr., Milford, CT 06460; 203-783-2000;
    Boyle-Midway (Reckitt Benckiser), 2 Wickman Rd., Toronto, ON M8Z 5M5
    Canada; 416-255-2300
    Chesebrough-Ponds (Fabergé, Ponds, Vaseline), 800 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632; 800-743-8640;
    Church & Dwight (Aim, Arm & Hammer, Arrid, Brillo, Close-up, Lady’s
    Choice, Mentadent, Nair, Orange Glo International, Pearl Drops), P.O. Box 1625, Horsham, PA 19044-6625; 609-683-5900; 800-524-1328;
    Clairol (Aussie, Daily Defense, Herbal Essences, Infusium 23, Procter & Gamble), 1 Blachley Rd., Stamford, CT 06922; 800-252-4765;
    Clorox (ArmorAll, Formula 409, Fresh Step, Glad, Liquid Plumber, Pine-Sol, Soft Scrub, S.O.S., Tilex), 1221 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612; 510-271-7000;
    Colgate-Palmolive Co. (Hills Pet Nutrition, Mennen, Palmolive, SoftSoap, Speed Stick), 300 Park Ave., New York, NY 10022; 212-310-2000; 800-221-4607;
    Coty (Adidas, Calvin Klein, Davidoff, Glow, The Healing Garden, JOOP!, Jovan, Kenneth Cole, Lancaster, Marc Jacob, Rimmel, Stetson), 1325 Ave. of the Americas, 324th Fl., New York, NY 10019; 212-389-7000;
    Cover Girl (Procter & Gamble), One Procter & Gamble Plz., Cincinnati, OH 45202; 513-983-1100; 800-543-1745;
    Del Laboratories (CornSilk, LaCross, Naturistics, New York Color, Sally Hansen), 178 EAB Plz., Uniondale, NY 11556; 516-844-2020; 800-952-5080;
    Dial Corporation (Dry Idea, Purex, Renuzit, Right Guard, Soft & Dri), 15101 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste. 5028, Scottsdale, AZ 85254-2199; 800-528-0849;
    Helene Curtis Industries (Salon Selectives, Thermasilk, Unilever), 800 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632; 800-621-2013;
    Johnson & Johnson (Aveeno, Clean & Clear, Listerine, Lubriderm, Neutrogena, Rembrandt, ROC), 1 Johnson & Johnson Plz., New Brunswick, NJ 08933; 732-524-0400; 800-526-3967;
    Lever Bros. (Unilever), 800 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632; 212-888-1260; 800-598-1223;
    L’Oréal U.S.A. (Biotherm, Cacharel, Garnier, Giorgio Armani, Helena
    Rubinstein, Lancôme, Matrix Essentials, Maybelline, Ralph Lauren
    Fragrances, Redken, Soft Sheen, Vichy), 575 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10017;
    Max Factor (Procter & Gamble), One Procter & Gamble Plz., Cincinnati, OH 45202; 513-983-1100; 800-543-1745;
    Mead, 10 W. Second St., #1, Dayton, OH 45402; 937-495-6323;
    Melaleuca, 3910 S. Yellowstone Hwy., Idaho Falls, ID 83402-6003; 208-522-0700;
    Mennen Co. (Colgate-Palmolive), 191 E. Hanover Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960-3151; 973-631-9000;
    Neoteric Cosmetics, 4880 Havana St., Denver, CO 80239-0019; 303-373-4860
    New Dana Perfumes, 470 Oakhill Rd., Crestwood Industrial Park, Mountaintop,
    PA 18707; 800-822-8547
    Noxell (Procter & Gamble), 11050 York Rd., Hunt Valley, MD 21030-2098;
    410-785-7300; 800-572-3232;
    Olay Co./Oil of Olay (Procter & Gamble), P.O. Box 599, Cincinnati, OH 45201;
    Oral-B (Gillette Company), 600 Clipper Dr., Belmont, CA 94002-4119;
    Pantene (Procter & Gamble), One Procter & Gamble Plz., Cincinnati, OH 45202;
    Pfizer (BenGay, Desitin, Listerine, Lubriderm, Plax, Visine), 235 E. 42nd St., New York, NY 10017-5755; 212-573-2323;
    Physique (Procter & Gamble), One Procter & Gamble Plz., Cincinnati, OH 45202; 800-214-8957;
    Playtex Products (Banana Boat), 300 Nyala Farms Rd., Westport, CT 06880; 203-341-4000;
    Procter & Gamble Co. (Clairol, Cover Girl, Crest, Gillette, Giorgio, Iams, Max Factor, Physique, Tide), One Procter & Gamble Plz., Cincinnati, OH 45202; 513-983-1100; 800-543-1745;
    Reckitt Benckiser (Easy Off, Lysol, Mop & Glo, Old English, Resolve, Spray ’N Wash, Veet, Woolite), 1655 Valley Rd., Wayne, NJ 07474-0943; 973-633-3600; 800-232-9665;
    Richardson-Vicks (Procter & Gamble), One Procter & Gamble Plz., Cincinnati, OH 45202; 513-983-1100; 800-543-1745;
    Sally Hansen (Del Laboratories), 178 EAB Plz., Uniondale, NY 11556; 800-645-9888;
    Schering-Plough (Bain de Soleil, Coppertone, Dr. Scholl’s), 1 Giralda Farms, Madison, NJ 07940-1000; 201-822-7000; 800-842-4090;
    S.C. Johnson (Drano, Edge, Fantastik, Glade, OFF!, Oust, Pledge, Scrubbing Bubbles, Shout, Skintimate, Windex, Ziploc), 1525 Howe St., Racine, WI 53403;
    SoftSoap Enterprises (Colgate-Palmolive), 300 Park Ave., New York, NY 10022; 800-221-4607;
    Suave (Unilever), 800 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632; 212-888-1260;
    Unilever (Axe, Dove, Helene Curtis, Lever Bros., Suave), 800 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632; 212-888-1260; 800-598-1223;

  18. Dona LaSchiava says:

    It is MORALLY & ETHICALLY REVOLTING to refuse to transition to the many cruelty-free and far more effective alternatives so readily available to the research community today! STOP TORTURING ANIMALS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Look at all the sorts of products tested on animals, including food products. Cleaning products, baby products (Johnsons No more tears puts a chemical to coat the eyes so it doesn’t sting) food, feminine hygiene and so many more. Make sure the product says animal /cruelty free. Some use animal products IN the product like some pills use cow stomach lining to make the capsule. Just look and pay attention. There are products like make-up lines, household, femine, health and beauty, laundry and more that are animal and cruelty test free. To me NOTHING needs to be tested on animals! Including food products! Dog food is even forced in dogs (they prefer beagles) to be cruelly inhaled through masks to see how they die. Yes, pet food isn’t tested on them just by eating it only.

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