Actress, Mayim Bialik, has teamed up with Cruelty Free International to campaign for a United States ban on animal tests for cosmetics. The images can be viewed here.
Mayim Bialik stated: 'It is very important to me to speak out on behalf of animals who cannot protest their suffering and ask the compassionate people of the United States to join me, and Cruelty Free International, to call on the U.S Government to end the outdated use of animals for cosmetics testing once and for all. It doesn’t take a genius to know that using animals for these cruel and unnecessary tests is unjustifiable. '
The introduction of the Humane Cosmetics Act on 5th March by U.S. Representative Jim Moran (D-VA), follows extensive campaigning in the US by Cruelty Free International and precedes a Congressional briefing “Global regulations and advancements in alternatives to animal testing for cosmetics,” hosted by Cruelty Free International in cooperation with Congressman Moran to be held on Tuesday, March 11, 2014.
Cruelty Free International, CEO, Michelle Thew, said: ‘We are delighted that Mayim has joined us to speak out for the thousands of animals who continue to suffer in cosmetics tests here in the U.S. With the introduction of the Humane Cosmetics Act, we are hopeful that it won’t be long before animal cosmetics testing here in the U.S is consigned to history.’
Mayim, who plays Amy Farrah Fowler on the hit show ‘The Big Bang Theory’, joins Norman Reedus, Peter Dinklage and Ashley Bell to put the issue of cosmetics testing on animals at the forefront for consumers and policy makers around the world.
Cruelty Free International, established by the BUAV in 2012, is the leading global organization solely dedicated to ending the use of animals to test cosmetics and consumer products throughout the world. We work with governments, regulators, companies and partner organisations worldwide to achieve effective long-lasting change for animals.