The Humane Cosmetics Act (aka H.R. 4148) was initially introduced in 2014 to the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade by Representative Jim Moran (D-VA), then re-introduced the following year. It’s never made it out of committee, but it could with a little help from voters.
The text of the bill is very straightfoward and very exciting:
(a) Prohibited Testing- It shall be unlawful for any entity, whether private or governmental, to conduct or contract for cosmetic animal testing that occurs in the United States and is in or affecting interstate commerce.
(b) Prohibited Sale or Transport- It shall be unlawful to sell, offer for sale, or transport in interstate commerce any cosmetic if the final product or any component thereof was developed or manufactured using cosmetic animal testing conducted or contracted for after the effective date specified in section 6(a).
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