This post is important. I am posting this now because I want to make sure that if you didn’t catch it before… you see it now. You need to be aware of this NOW.
It’s time to unite the bunny army. Stand up for those who can’t speak for themselves. Do what is right – not what is easy.
This is really important to me, or I wouldn’t bother you guys with it. Animal testing may soon be required in the US if the Safe Cosmetics Act passes. We have to stop it. Please sign and share! It literally takes two seconds. Thank you!
I just signed the petition “Congress: Stop the potential for the U.S. to require animal testing that would occur if the Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2013 (SCPCPA) is passed.” and wanted to see if you could help by adding your name.
White Rabbit Beauty, Cruelty Free Consumer, Phyrra, Logical Harmony, Leaping Bunny and PETA are against the bill. You can read more on their sites. PETA has their own form you can fill out to let lawmakers know that this bill cannot pass.
An addendum to those with questions about the bill (from Jean of White Rabbit Beauty and PCRM):
The SCPCA itself may have little chance of passing in the current Congress, but here is why it is critical to respond to it:
– The bill is a key part of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics’ (safecosmetics.org) strategy to increase the testing of cosmetics. Even if this bill doesn’t pass, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is using it to pressure the FDA and legislators to develop legislation that will pass. In fact, this summer the FDA entered into secret negotiations with the major cosmetics industry trade group (Personal Care Products Council), the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, and a small handful of cherry-picked groups. Their goal was to develop principles that legislators could craft into legislation. They excluded all animal groups from the negotiations. The negotiations broke down last fall, but they may well have resumed again. See the Wall Street Journal article: Cosmetics Talks Turn Ugly: Industry Group Backs Off of Plan With FDA to Tighten Safety Regulations (Oct. 23, 2013).
– Animal welfare groups are being excluded from the negotiations, so the only voices in the negotiations are those who are indifferent to or favor animal testing. Because animal groups have been excluded, we don’t know the contents of the principles being drafted. We do know the contents of the SCPCPA though, and that the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is promoting its provisions in their negotiations. It’s critical to express our opposition to the animal testing in the SCPCA so that it doesn’t prevail.
– The FDA, by denying and excluding animal welfare groups from the negotiations, effectively signaled that they believe the animal welfare community is not significant enough to matter. The FDA and your House representatives need to hear, in a BIG way, from the grassroots, i.e., us, so that animal welfare groups are given a place at the table.
– Finally, you can’t be complacent in DC. Just because a bill has little chance of passing now doesn’t mean it won’t pass. As Aryenish Birdie, Regulatory Testing Policy Coordinator for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, emphasized: “Things don’t happen for years, and then they move very fast in Washington.”
We must make our voices heard now. The U.S. cannot fall behind the rest of the world, which is moving towards banning animal tested cosmetics, and mandate animal testing.