Rabbits, mice, rats and guinea pigs continue to suffer and die in experiments to test cosmetics like lipstick, deodorant and shampoo. 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.
More than 30 countries and 3 states have already passed laws preventing the sale of cosmetics that have been newly tested on animals, New Jersey should be next. If companies wish to sell in those places, they must already adopt non-animal test methods for their products and ingredients.
On February 19, NJ’s Humane Cosmetics Act unanimously passed the Senate. Please take a moment to contact your state assemblymember and urge him/her to support NJ’s Humane Cosmetics Act (A795) using the form below. Editing your message will help it stand out.