Alicia Silverstone and Kristin Bauer Urge Ban on Animal Tests for Cosmetics
Actresses Alicia Silverstone and Kristin Bauer recently asked the European Commission to uphold its ban on marketing cosmetics tested on animals. The letters are part of PCRM’s global campaign to keep cosmetics testing cruelty-free.
Silverstone and Bauer wrote letters urging Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy John Dalli to keep the EU on the path to ensuring cosmetics safety for humans without animal tests.
“I’m a new mother, so I’m concerned about the safety of the personal care products that I use for both myself and my child,” wrote Silverstone. “Cosmetics products like baby shampoo must be safe and free of toxic chemicals—but postponing this deadline will not help accomplish that goal.”
True Blood’s Bauer wrote, “No animal should suffer and die to test lipstick or eye shadow. That’s why I’m writing to urge you to keep the European Union on the path to modern, innovative cosmetics testing. Please maintain the EU’s 2013 deadline for banning the marketing of animal-tested cosmetics.”
In the United States, the Safe Cosmetics Act, H.R. 2359, was introduced to improve cosmetics safety and regulation. But to ensure human safety and advance nonanimal test methods, PCRM recommends the bill:
- Ban animal testing for cosmetics and cosmetics ingredients
- Provide funding and incentives to support the development and use of cell- and computer-based methods
- Streamline and tailor testing by integrating modern chemical-assessment principles
To find out how you can stop cosmetics companies from killing millions of animals every year, visit PCRM.org/Cosmetics.