24th June 2015
Paul Mitchell and The Body Shop applaud the introduction of the Humane Cosmetics Act
The Humane Cosmetics Act would end animal testing for cosmetics after a one year phase in and would further phase out the sale of animal tested cosmetics in three years.
Cruelty Free International, the leading organisation working to end animal testing for cosmetics, along with two leading global beauty companies Paul Mitchell® and The Body Shop® applaud U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA), Martha McSally (R -AZ), Joe Heck (R -NV) and Tony Cardenas (D-CA) for introducing the Humane Cosmetics Act.
Cruelty Free International Chief Executive, Michelle Thew commented, “We are delighted that this landmark bill has been introduced with strong bi-partisan support. The European Union has led the way in showing that cosmetics can be produced without the cruel use of animals in tests and this trend is rapidly gaining momentum around the world as other countries move away from animal testing. Thanks to this Bill, the United States can now be a part of this global trend.”
John Paul DeJoria, Chief Executive and Co-Founder of Paul Mitchell® said, “Paul Mitchell is the first professional hair care brand to take a strong stance against animal testing…we just refused to do it. Since our beginning in 1980, we have been extremely proud to be cruelty free. We are honored to join Cruelty Free International in continuing to support the Humane Cosmetics Act to end cosmetic testing on animals in the United States. It’s easy to see that our commitment to caring for all living souls as well as the remainder of the planet is a driving force in everything we do. Join us, in helping make our world a more beautiful and better place.”
Chris Davis, International Director of Campaigns & Corporate Responsibility for The Body Shop® said, "The Body Shop is proud to continue to support The Humane Cosmetics Act. For over 20 years, The Body Shop has been campaigning to ban animal testing in cosmetics and we're immensely proud of the impact we have made in changing the law in the EU. As a leader in the global beauty industry, we'd now like to see the U.S. end cosmetics testing on animals. The Humane Cosmetics Act would help harmonize international laws on this issue which is good for business and good for animals.”
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