16 January 2012

Morrissey signs petition to ban animal-tested cosmetics in UK

Animal rights advocate and legendary singer, Morrissey, spoke out against animal testing this week by joining with advocacy group BUAV. The singer, along with celebrities like Sir Paul McCartney, Sienna Miller, Jodie Kidd, Jenny Seagrove and Kimberly Wyatt, signed the “No Cruel Cosmetics” petition. The “No
Cruel Cosmetics” petition will work to enforce a ban against animal testing in the UK.

According to BUAV, a London-based animal rights organization, a marketing ban due to come into effect in 2013 prohibits all animal-tested cosmetics from being sold in the UK and EU. While a ban currently exists for products made in the UK, it does not include products made in other countries that eventually are sold in the UK.

Unfortunately, the 2013 deadline was recently threatened by an extension. A delay on the ban means thousands of animals, mainly rodents, will endure forced cosmetic testing.

Over 140,000 people, including Morrissey, signed the petition to date. It is available at www.nocruelcosmetics.org.

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Idaho Christina grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area but is currently attending school in Idaho, where she is finishing up her last semester as an undergrad. She currently has one cute and furry guinea pig named Timothy Hay, one sweet and cuddly cat named Jack, and one really nice husband named Zach. Christina became vegetarian at age 13 after reading about her favorite band’s foray into vegetarianism. She went vegan when she was 16 because it was the only logical action she felt she could take after reading more about animal abuse. She may not have a loud mouth or a persuasive voice, but she believe she can make a difference (and share some dang good recipes) through writing.

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