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Group's Message to Fountain Hills: No One Should Be Killed to Test Cosmetics
For Immediate Release:February 20, 2013
Contact:Kaitlynn Kelly 202-483-7382
Fountain Hills, Ariz. -- The 22nd Annual
International UFO Congress Convention & Film Festival, from February 27 to
March 3, might not be the only show coming to Fountain Hills. That's because,
in keeping with the theme of alien visitors to Earth, PETA is negotiating with
area outdoor advertisers to place a brand-new billboard
showing a beckoning alien next to the caption "Afraid of Being Probed?
Animals Are, Too. Buy Only Cruelty-Free Cosmetics." PETA's point? That
humans somehow rationalize blinding and poisoning animals in laboratories to
test cosmetics and other products, but how would they feel if they were
the subjects of similar experiments carried out by "advanced" aliens?
"Experiments on animals are painful, deadly, and
unreliable," says PETA Senior Vice President of Laboratory Investigations
Kathy Guillermo. "If the thought of being a 'guinea pig' used by aliens to
test cosmetics frightens you, then you should never buy products tested on
Animals in laboratories are confined to small cages and are
denied everything that's natural and important to them. They live in constant
fear and endure painful experiments. To test cosmetics, household cleaners, and
other consumer products, rats, mice, guinea pigs, and rabbits are force-fed
chemicals or have harsh substances dripped into their eyes or rubbed onto their
raw, abraded skin—even though the results of animal tests are not applicable to
humans. While cosmetic tests on animals are required in China and some other
countries, they are not required by law in the U.S. and have been banned
in the European Union and Israel.
Fortunately, many companies—including
LUSH, Urban Decay, Paul Mitchell Systems, The Body Shop, and NYX—have signed
PETA's statement of assurance that they use only modern, non-animal methods to
test their products and ingredients. PETA's global list of cruelty-free
cosmetics and household-product companies is available here.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.
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