Today (Dec. 9, 2021), the Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society Legislative Fund and the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) applauded the bipartisan introduction of the Humane Cosmetics Act of 2021 to both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.
They issued the following joint statement:
“The cosmetics and personal care products industry, the Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Legislative Fund have long advocated for government recognition and acceptance of non-animal testing methods for product safety. Today marks a momentous occasion with the introduction of the Humane Cosmetics Act in the U.S. by Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J.; Rob Portman, R-Ohio; John Hickenlooper, D-Colo.; Susan Collins, R-Maine; and Jacky Rosen, D-Nev.
"A companion bill was introduced in the House by Reps. Don Beyer, D-Va.; Vern Buchanan, R-Fla.; Paul Tonko, D-N.Y.; Ken Calvert, R-Calif.; and Tony Cárdenas, D-Calif. In the true spirit of collaboration, the Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society Legislative Fund and the Personal Care Products Council encourage expeditious bipartisan passage of the legislation.
“Our precedent-setting support brings together the cosmetics and personal care products industry and animal advocacy community. We stand firm in our shared goal to eliminate new cosmetic animal testing and promote recognition and acceptance of non-animal approaches to cosmetic safety assessments.
“We applaud these members of Congress for driving a significant bipartisan effort to introduce the Humane Cosmetics Act. Consensus among a diverse group of stakeholders demonstrates widespread support for legislation that ensures a uniform standard for animal welfare and the development of safe and innovative cosmetics and personal care products.
“We look forward to working with this bipartisan group of Congressional leaders and other key stakeholders to help enact the Humane Cosmetics Act in this Congress to eliminate animal testing for cosmetics, while also ensuring the safety of the products consumers trust and rely on every day.”