April 16, 2013

Cruel Beauty

MDG had NO idea that companies in the United States still test cosmetics on animals. And we call ourselves civilized?

By contrast, Europe recently came to its senses and ended this barbaric practice for good (in part due to 40 years of tireless campaigning by the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV). Now it’s time for the rest of the world to follow suit. 

To get the ball rolling, The Humane Society of the United States has launched the Be Cruelty-Free campaign, enlisting celebrities including Paul McCartney, Ricky Gervais and Ke$ha to pressure scientists, cosmetic industry leaders and Congress to reject this cruel and needless animal experimentation. 

You can do your part to end animal testing for cosmetics products -- which, appallingly, still happens in 80 percent of the world -- by signing this pledge from The Body Shop and Cruel Free International, or by supporting the Be Cruelty-Free initiative. It’s way past time to take the cruelty out of cosmetics.

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