Leona Lewis and Kate Nash: 'Bunnies Are for Cuddling, Not Cosmetics Testing'
Singer-songwriters and animal activists, Leona Lewis and Kate Nash, recently took to their respective Twitter accounts to speak out against cosmetics testing on bunnies.
The two vegetarians snapped selfies with their pet bunnies (Nash actually became veggie in order to save her pet rabbit, Fluffy) to support Human Society International’s #BeCrueltyFree campaign, which hopes to put an end to cruel cosmetics testing on animals worldwide.
Nash said: “My bunny Fluffy is my best friend. I love her so much, and I’d never let anyone hurt her. It’s so sad to think that there are thousands of rabbits just as lovely as Fluffy, trembling in laboratories as chemicals are dripped in their eyes to test cosmetics. Bunnies are for cuddling, not cruel cosmetics testing. That’s why Fluffy and I support HSI’s #BeCrueltyFree campaign. Let’s end testing cosmetics on animals once and for all!”
In addition to Twitter, Lewis took to her blog, Lee-Loy Blog, writing: “Ending animal testing is also about getting laws changed, Bills introduced, advancing cutting-edge science, lobbying politicians and grabbing some serious face time in the beauty brand board room to get things changed. And for that you need kick-ass campaigners who know what they’re talking about. Our favourite bunny-hugging beauty crusaders are the #BeCrueltyFree campaign from Humane Society International.”
Cosmetics testing on rabbits is not only cruel, but it’s also unreliable. As the #BeCrueltyFree works to make progress globally (the EU, Norway, Israel and India have all banned animal testing for cosmetics), we can do our part by buying from cruelty-free companies, like LUSH, E.L.F. and Barry M.