(ANIMAL TESTING/ANIMAL CRUELTY) Luxury hair care brand Paul Mitchell established their company on an oath to never pursue or advocate animal testing on any cosmetic products.

Now, they’re joining Cruelty Free International in support of the U.S. Humane Cosmetics Act, a bill introduced in early March that plans to end the unnecessary suffering of animals for cosmetic products in the U.S.

“I am delighted to be working with the Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Legislative Fund on this bill, which will bring the United States into the 21st century and save countless animals from unnecessary cosmetics testing,” Congressman Jim Moran said.

Read more about the Humane Cosmetics Act and Paul Mitchell’s cruelty-free efforts in the full article below, and lend your support to the campaign by asking your legislator to co-sponsor the bill. — Global Animal

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Paul Mitchell pledges to end animal testing. Will you? Photo Credit: Cruelty Free International

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Professional hair care brand Paul Mitchell ® has joined Cruelty Free International in supporting the US Humane Cosmetics Act to end the unnecessary suffering of animals for cosmetics tests.

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 testingwe 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 supporting the Humane Cosmetic 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.”

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Paul Mitchell poses with a zebra. Photo Credit: WordPress

The Humane Cosmetics Act (H.R. 4148), introduced by Representative Jim Moran (D-VA) now has 35 co-sponsors and bi-partisan support. If passed, the Act will phase out animal testing in one year, followed by a 3 year phase out of the sale of any animal tested cosmetics. This follows the approach taken in the European Union which began banning the testing of cosmetic products on animals in 2003 and finalized a marketing ban on March 11, 2013; as a result, cosmetic products and ingredients tested on animals anywhere in the world, after that date may not be sold there.

Cruelty Free International is the leading global organization solely dedicated to ending the use of animals to test cosmetics and consumer products throughout the world. Working with governments, regulators, companies and partner organizations worldwide to achieve effective long-lasting change for animals, Cruelty Free International has placed the issue of animal testing on the agenda of many governments for the very first time as part of a global strategy to tackle product testing.

Cruelty Free International is the only organization working solely to end consumer product testing on animals worldwide. Its scientists, political advisers and national representatives on four continents are in dialogue with governments throughout the world. The organization’s global campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics is the largest ever on the issue, which has seen initiatives in over 65 countries.

TAKE ACTION: Urge your local representative to support the Humane Cosmetics Act!

More Cruelty Free International: http://www.crueltyfreeinternational.org/