“Today marks a historic moment with the introduction of the Humane Cosmetics Act in the Senate by Sens. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Rob Portman, R-Ohio and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I. In the true spirit of collaboration, the Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society Legislative Fund and Personal Care Products Council encourage expeditious bipartisan passage of the legislation in this Congress.
“Our precedent-setting support brings together the personal care products industry and animal advocacy community. We stand firm in our shared goal to eliminate new cosmetics animal testing and promote recognition, and acceptance of alternative approaches to cosmetics safety assessments.
“We applaud these senators for driving this important bipartisan effort to introduce the Humane Cosmetics Act. This consensus among diverse stakeholders was essential, and enactment of this legislation is critically important to ensure a uniform standard for animal welfare, while continuing to support the development of safe and innovative cosmetics and personal care products.
“We look forward to working with a bipartisan group of congressional leaders, and other key stakeholders, to help enact the Humane Cosmetics Act in this Congress.”
House introduction is expected on November 19th.