by ecorazzicontributor
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Photo: Christopher Ameruoso

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?!

Via Look to the Stars

  • Bob

    Don’t really know anything about the animal testing issue but if HSI is involved I’m going to assume it’s a scam and have nothing to do with it.


    • georgina

      The “animal testing issue” is simple cruelty. It ranges from oral toxicity testing in which animals are force-feed strong chemicals for 14 – 28 days until they die, to the Draize test for which fully conscious, restrained rabbits have chemicals put in their eyes and then killed, or the skin irritancy test that places corrosive chemicals on the skin of shaved animals’ backs. But let’s not forget that tobacco company experiments include having dogs breath nothing but cigarette smoke. Oh, lovely experiments in which monkeys are made addicted to drugs and then have holes drilled into their skulls to get an idea of the damage drugs do…etc.

      You do not have to follow the HSI’s lead, as long as you know that the “animal testing issue” is a daily reality for lab animals for the sake of inaccurately testing most products out there from cosmetics, to cleaners, detergents, cigarettes, shampoos, dog food, and more. Also it is important to know that there are alternative products that do not contain animal ingredients nor are tested on animals.