by Brook Bolen
Categories: Animals, Causes
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Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde has penned the 200,000th signature on the Humane Society International’s Cruelty-Free 2013 campaign petition.

The petition, which also boasts signatures by Ricky Gervais, Ke$ha, Dame Judi Dench and Leona Lewis, seeks to ban animal testing on cosmetics and urge consumers to boycott products that have been tested on animals.

“After all these years of consumers and animal welfare groups trying to enforce a ban, many cosmetic companies are still testing on animals,” Hynde says. “Please check for a cruelty-free guarantee before buying a product and if it is not stated on the label, put it back on the shelf! Only by doing so can we see an end to the grisly practice of animal testing. Some of the biggest and most heavily advertised brands are still the guilty ones – don’t let them deceive you! Check online with the Humane Society International if in doubt.”

via OK! Magazine