Call for Ban on Animal Tests for Cosmetics

Emmy and Golden Globe award winning actor Peter Dinklage has become an ambassador for Cruelty Free International, sending an appeal across the U.S. to support the global organization committed to ending cosmetic tests on animals.

“It is unacceptable that animals continue to suffer around the world, including the United States of America, for the sake of beauty. I appeal to the USA to follow the European Union’s lead and end animal testing for cosmetics,” said Peter Dinklage.

Peter Dinklage, known for his role as Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones, posed in a Cruelty Free International t-shirt to raise awareness of the continued cruel use of animals to test everyday beauty products and toiletries from soap to toothpaste.

Peter Dinklage joins Cruelty Free International celebrity supporters Joss Stone and Global Ambassador Ricky Gervais, who starred in a video launching the global organization last year.

Animal tests involve rabbits, guinea pigs, mice and rats who can be injected, gassed, force-fed and killed for cosmetics. Animal tests for new cosmetics are now banned in the European Union and in March, new animal tests for every cosmetic product to be sold in Europe were also brought to an end.

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