Open Letter to Governor Newsom and Attorney General Bonta…and Call to Action.

Please call Senator Alex Padilla and Senator Diane Feinstein and ask them to oppose Section 614 of Title 8 of FDASLA in order to save the “California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act of 2018”!


We need your urgent help! Congress is on the verge of erasing our hard fought protections for animals and putting countless animals in jeopardy in the process.


The U.S. Senate is quickly advancing S.4348, the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Landmark Advancements Act (FDASLA). Tucked into this sweeping bill is a harmful provision that would wipe away state laws that prohibit the sale of animal-tested cosmetics. If passed, the federal law would erase and invalidate the landmark bill Social Compassion in Legislation cosponsored in 2018, SB 1249, the California Cruelty-free Cosmetics Act, which banned the sale of cosmetics tested on animals, and similar laws on the books in seven other states.


If Congress passes this provision, painful and unnecessary tests on animals in the cosmetics industry will continue without limits, and states would be prohibited from banning these tests or tested products in the future. We cannot let this happen!




If you made these calls, thank you. If you have not, please call your Senators, dial 202-224-3121, and you will be guided to your Senators’ offices by an operator. In California, ask for Senator Feinstein and Senator Padilla. If you live outside of California, ask for your state’s senators.


You will then be able to leave a message like this:


“My name is ______, and I live in _____ [CITY]. Please protect animals from cruel tests by opposing Section 614 in Title 8 of the FDA Safety and Landmark Advancements Act. That cruel section of the bill would wipe out the protections that animals have now under California state law and eight other states that have similar laws. Please oppose this provision. Thank you.”


Thank you much for taking the time to make these important calls!

We cannot thank you all enough for the action you take for the animals! Please consider making a donation to help us continue our work.


With gratitude,

Judie Mancuso, founder/CEO/president

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