Rabbits, mice, rats and guinea pigs continue to suffer and die in experiments to test cosmetics like lipstick, deodorant and shampoo. Legislation to make it illegal to conduct cosmetic animal testing or sell cosmetic products that have been newly tested on animals in Maryland unanimously passed the state Senate. The legislation is now under consideration in the House of Delegates.
Humane and safe cosmetics can be made using thousands of existing ingredients and non-animal safety tests are already available for new ingredients. These non-animal alternatives are often cheaper, faster and more relevant to humans, and therefore more reliable predictors of safety.
The Maryland Senate bill, SB 282, passed the full Senate but we still need your help to ensure the legislation also passes the House of Delegates. Please send a brief message to your State Delegate to urge their support of HB 611 and SB 282 using the form below. Editing your message will help it stand out.