ricky gervais
by Ali Berman
Categories: Animals, Causes
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Well, it’s not a real solution to stopping animal testing, but it’s worth mentioning.

Funnyman and animal advocate Ricky Gervais, a supporter of the Humane Society International’s Be Cruelty-Free campaign, offered up a way to stop companies from testing shampoo on innocent animals.

He tweeted:

Obviously, he’s joking (sort of), but the truth behind the joke is that companies test shampoos, lipsticks, skin creams and more on animals in horrific painful ways, while none of it is necessary. In fact, the FDA doesn’t even require cosmetic companies to test their products on animals. Companies that do it choose to do it.

You can fix the problem by not getting shampoo in your eyes as Ricky suggests, or even better, buying cosmetics from companies that do not test on animals. If people won’t buy it, companies won’t do it.

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is a writer, teacher and activist. She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Ali is also a fiction writer. 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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