So, in the great news sector of life it looks like Ricky Gervais, Leona Lewis, and (wait for it) spice Girls Melanie C have all joined the Humane Society International’s (HSI) Cruelty-Free 2013 campaign!
To support the effort to end cruelty to animals, the celebs have all sported temporary tattoos with a bunny and the message “End Animal Testing” to raise awareness for HSI’s on-line petition.
“It’s upsetting to think that right now thousands of animals are enduring painful tests for cosmetics that could end up being sold on EU shop shelves,” said Lewis. “So I’m sending a plea to EU politicians to have a heart for animals by keeping their promise to ban the sale of animal-tested cosmetics in 2013. If companies can’t sell their products, they’ll stop animal testing, and we’ll be one stop closer to the whole world being cruelty-free.”
Gervais also weighed in on the situation, saying, “It would be nice if companies would stop animal testing just because it’s the right thing to do. But in reality, for as long as they can sell their products, they’re unlikely to change. That’s why I’ve signed HSI’s Cruelty-Free 2013 petition calling for the sale of animal-tested cosmetics to be banned in the EU without delay.”
If you’d like to sign the on-line HSI petition then go here, you’ll be in good company as nearly 40,000 people have signed already!
Cruelty-free 2013— who’s with me?!