ricky gervais
by Ali Berman
Categories: Animals, Causes
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Ricky Gervais has a few favorite topics that he covers on twitter. 1. His atheism and making fun of religion. 2. Animals. 3. Self-promotion.

In a lovely tweet on behalf of all creatures great and small, Gervais combined two of the three of his usual areas of discussion. He tweeted, “Whether you believe that life evolved over billions of years or God made everything, you can’t justify torturing an animal for a shampoo”.

The comedian doesn’t care how you believe the earth and all its inhabitants got started. He just believes we should be compassionate now that we’re all here. And conducting cruel tests on animals for the sake of shiny hair just isn’t the kind of generous behavior that humans should exhibit.

We’re sure that later on today Gervais will go back to poking fun at religion, but for right now, we hope that everyone agrees with the funnyman and does some research on who did or didn’t get hurt for the sake of their hair care products. (And lotions, lipsticks, mascaras, etc.) The Leaping Bunny will help you out with a comprehensive list and let you know if you need to make a change.

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is the author of Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World (Hazelden) and Misdirected (Seven Stories Press). She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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