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Letter to Member of Canada’s Parliament – Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act S-214

Posted: 23 May 2018. Updated: 7 November 2018

Please feel free to use the following letter to send to your Member of Parliament.

Dear [Member of Parliament],

I urge you to support the Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act(S-214), introduced by Senator Carolyn Stewart Olsen, which passed the Senate in June 2018. The Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Actseeks to end animal testing for cosmetics in Canada, and the sale of cosmetics that have been developed or manufactured using animal testing.

There is widespread public support for a ban – Senator Olsen cited polling that indicates more than 81% of Canadians support a national sales ban on cosmetics and ingredients that have been tested on animals.

Similar prohibitions are already in force in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the UK; another bill is under consideration in the US and California - the fifth largest economy in the world - passed its strongest measure yet. The EU Parliament has called for a worldwide ban.

Given the increasing change on this front, S-214 would enable trade standardization for companies who must already meet cruelty-free requirements for 1.5 billion consumers in the global marketplace. Hundreds of cruelty-free cosmetic companies now thrive in North America - the market increasingly demands humane products.

The Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act can end terrible animal suffering, and it supports the growing field of advanced technologies to replace outdated protocols with cheaper, more reliable alternatives.

Please support the Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act end needless suffering of animals in cosmetic testing, and bring Canada in line with modern practice and the majority of Canadian citizens.

Thank you for your consideration of this important matter.

Yours truly

Read more about the Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, a bill to ban cosmetics tests on animals in Canada.

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