Gossip Girl: Acapulco Star Appears Au Naturel in PETA Latino Ad Against Animal Testing
For Immediate Release:
December 16, 2013
Moira Colley 202-483-7382
Los Angeles – Nude with only the words “True Beauty Is Cruelty-Free” emblazoned on her skin, Gossip Girl: Acapulco star Sofia Sisniega appears in a brand-new ad campaign for PETA Latino that debuts just in time to encourage holiday shoppers to keep all products tested on mice, rats, rabbits, guinea pigs, and other animals off their shopping lists. The ad, which was shot by top celebrity photographer Gilles Toucas, is available here.
As Sisniega points out in her video interview with PETA Latino, shopping for products not tested by blinding rabbits or poisoning mice is easier than ever. “All you have to do is look at the labels,” she says. “A lot of people don’t even think about it. They don’t realize that you’re harming animals by buying these products. The more products you can actually buy cruelty-free, the better. All you have to do is just be conscious about it and do it.”
Every year, hundreds of thousands of animals are force-fed chemicals or have harsh substances dripped into their eyes or rubbed onto their raw, abraded skin in archaic, unreliable cosmetics tests, which are not required by law in the U.S. and have been banned in the EU, Israel, and India. Fortunately, many companies—including LUSH, Urban Decay, Paul Mitchell Systems, and The Body Shop—have signed PETA’s statement of assurance that they use only modern non-animal methods to test their products and ingredients. PETA’s “Beauty Without Bunnies” guide to cruelty-free cosmetics is available here.
Sisniega joins a growing list of celebrities—including Dave Navarro, Pamela Anderson, Alicia Silverstone, and Hilaria Baldwin—who have teamed up with PETA and PETA Latino to promote cruelty-free shopping.