Massachusetts: Help End Cosmetics Testing on Animals

Massachusetts: Help End Cosmetics Testing on Animals 

Name of Bill: An Act concerning the use of animals in product testing

Bill Number: S584/H966

Humane CosmeticsThere are many safety tests that are scientifically superior and more reliable than those that use animals. Despite this, the United States still sees tens of thousands of animals suffer and die in product testing each year. Newly introduced legislation in Massachusettswould require the use of available test methods that avoid or reduce animal testing.

Companion bills S 584 and H 966 would require manufacturers and their contract testing facilities to use test methods that replace animal testing for products and ingredients when they are available, and to provide information of equivalent or better scientific quality and relevance for the intended purpose. These bills would apply to products such as cosmetics, household cleaners and industrial chemicals. This provision would not apply to medical research.

 

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Please Support S 584 and H 966 to encourage the use of non-animal test methods

Dear [Decision Maker],

I am writing to ask that you vote in favor of S 584 and H 966 to require the use of humane, alternative test methods that avoid or reduce animal testing of products and ingredients.

Even though non-animal test methods have repeatedly been shown to provide information of equivalent or superior quality and relevance to humans in comparison to animal tests, each year, tens of thousands of animals suffer and die in product testing in the United States.

S 584 and H 966 would require manufacturers and their contract testing facilities to use test methods that replace animal testing for products and ingredients when they are available and provide information of equivalent or better scientific quality and relevance for the intended purpose. The legislation applies to products such as cosmetics, household cleaners and industrial chemicals.

There is no justification for the continued reliance on animal tests to ensure the safety of everyday products and ingredients. It is time for Massachusetts to pass this legislation and join in leading the adoption of humane approaches to product safety testing.

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]