Ban Animal Testing for Cosmetic Products
  • Petitioned Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg

This petition was delivered to:

Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg
President of the United States
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives

Ban Animal Testing for Cosmetic Products

    1. Liat Segal
    2. Petition by

      Liat Segal

      New York, NY

Across the country, thousands of animals are locked in laboratory cages at this very moment. They endure terrifying and painful procedures, living their lives in fear, loneliness, and agony. Guinea pigs, rabbits, mice, and rats have chemicals squeezed into their eyes, poured down their throats, and ground into their skin.

Why all this insanity? So that cosmetic companies can test chemicals they hope to use in products like shampoo, make-up, and body lotions. Many of these tests are unnecessary and they often garner inaccurate results. In addition, scores of cosmetic companies have been able to create safe and effective products without testing on animals.

Further, the European Union has just enacted legislation that bans the sale of any cosmetics that have been tested on animals anywhere. This means that American companies that do test on animals have lost over 500 million potential customers, since no members of E.U. countries will be buying their products! In other words, testing on animals is not only cruel, unnecessary, and immoral-- it is now financially unsustainable as well.

It is high time for the United States to ban animal testing for cosmetics.

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    • Eloise McDermott HIGH WYCOMBE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 8 months ago

      ANIMAL TESTING IS SO SO SO WRONG.

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    • Chris Murphy SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
      • 8 months ago

      All testing on animals should be band from all countries all over the world

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    • Kristal Kok SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • 8 months ago

      I LOVE ANIMALS <3

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    • mariam roehrle DUBAI, GERMANY
      • 8 months ago

      STOP TORTURING ANIMALS! I WILL NEVER VISIT YOUR COUNTRY!

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    • Jamie-Leigh Coulter SCOTLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 8 months ago

      I think it's disgusting. Animals don't deserve this.

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