Name: Ban on the Use of Animals in Cosmetics Testing
Bill Number: SB 2754
It has been recognized that the use of animals in safety testing for cosmetics does not necessarily create safer products. There are many safety tests that are scientifically superior and more reliable than those that use animals. Moreover, alternative tests have been in use by the cosmetics industry for more than a decade.
SB 2754, would prohibit manufacturers from selling, importing, or offering for sale in Hawaii any cosmetic for which an animal test was conducted by or on the behalf of the manufacturer after January 2021. Cosmetics are broadly defined as any article used for personal hygiene or beautification. This bill replaces HB 704, which was approved by the Hawaii House last year but did not receive a final vote from the Senate before the session adjourned at the end of 2019.
Please call and write—in your own words or through the Advocacy Center, below—your state Senators and ask them to support an end to the use of inhumane cosmetics in Hawaii.
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Support a ban on the use of animals in cosmetics testing
Dear [Decision Maker],
I am writing to ask your support for important legislation, SB 2754, which would end a reliance on animals for safety testing cosmetics and other personal care items in the State of Hawaii. Safe and reliable non-animal safety tests have existed for years, and hundreds of brands already sell cosmetics that are cruelty free.With current scientific advancements, non-animal tests are more reliable, effective and humane than archaic animal tests that were developed last century. The adoption of a state law will give more companies a push to stop relying on animal tests and will allow us to join California, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, New York and Virginia, as well as many countries around the world that have already taken steps toward creating only cruelty-free cosmetics.Last year, the House passed an almost identical bill,HR 704, and the Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection and Health voted in favor of the bill. Please give your support to passage of SB 2754 in 2020 and let Hawaii lead the way in the global movement toward cruelty-free cosmetics.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]