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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.

Letter to
Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
and 1 other
President of the United States
We, the undersigned, urge you to ban all animal testing for cosmetic products in the United States. Currently, thousands of animals in the U.S. endure terrifying and painful procedures, living their lives in fear, loneliness, and physical agony. Guinea pigs, rabbits, mice, and rats have chemicals squeezed into their eyes, poured down their throats, and ground into their skin... all so that cosmetic companies can test chemicals they hope to use in products like shampoo, make-up, and body lotions.

We believe that cosmetics should not be valued over the lives of animals. 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.

We believe that in the name of progress, compassion, morality, and the innate rights of all living creatures, it is time for the United States to ban animal testing for cosmetic products.