The Humane Society of the United States

Rabbits, mice, rats and guinea pigs continue to suffer and die in experiments to test cosmetics like lipstick, deodorant and shampoo. Both safe and cruelty-free cosmetics can be made from thousands of existing ingredients, and new ingredients can be tested using non-animal methods. 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 eight US states have already passed laws prohibiting the sale of cosmetics newly tested on animals. Companies wishing to sell cosmetics in these places have already adopted non-animal testing methods for their products and ingredients.

TAKE ACTION

Please take a moment to call Governor Kathy Hochul’s office at (518) 474-8390 and urge her to sign A.5653B/S.4839B to end the sale of animal-tested cosmetics in New York. You can say, “As a resident of New York, I respectfully request that you sign A.5653B/S.4839B to end the sale of animal-tested cosmetics in New York.”

After placing your call (please don’t skip this crucial step!), complete and submit the form below to send a follow-up message. Legislators receive a lot of emails; be sure to edit your post so it stands out.

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