After yesterday's post, I came across this statement at leapingbunny.org: As I had stated, this is a tough balance but I feel I have learned a great deal at leapingbunny.org - Just an FYI to keep you informed!
Statement on the Safe Cosmetics Act (HR. 5786)September 20, 2010— The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC), which runs the Leaping Bunny Program, has concerns about the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010 (H.R. 5786), legislation that will overhaul the way cosmetic products are regulated in the United States. While this legislation’s intended purpose is to ensure that cosmetic products are safe, it may very well have disastrous consequences for the animals that will be used to test and retest cosmetic products and ingredients for safety. Although the Safe Cosmetics Act does support the development and use of non-animal test methods, many toxicity testing protocols still rely on the use of animals. CCIC hopes that any action to change cosmetic regulations will require the use of non-animal tests and harmonize U.S. law with the European Union, which prohibits the use of animals to test cosmetics and their component ingredients. The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC) was founded in 1996 in an effort to create a single comprehensive standard and an internationally recognized Leaping Bunny Logo for cosmetic, personal care and household products that are free from new animal testing. CCIC is made up of the following organizations: American Anti-Vivisection Society, American Humane Association, Beauty Without Cruelty, USA, Doris Day Animal League, The Humane Society of the United States, and the New England Anti-Vivisection Society. CCIC’s international partners are Animal Alliance of Canada and European Coalition to End Animal Experiments. On the web at www.LeapingBunny.org. For more information, contact the CCIC at (888)546-CCIC or admin@LeapingBunny.org."