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Actress Mayim Bialik calls for ban on animal testing

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Teaming up with Cruelty Free International, actress Mayim Bialik has joined their campaign to ban animal testing for cosmetics in the U.S.

The Big Bang Theory actress 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people of the United States to join me, and Cruelty Free International, to call on the U.S Government to end the outdated use of animals for cosmetics testing once and for all.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."

Michelle Thew, Cruelty Free International CEO, 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."

Other actors supporting the ban include Norman Reedus of The Walking Dead, Peter Dinklage of the Game of Thrones and actress Ashley Bell.

U.S. Representative Jim Moran (D-VA) introduced H.R. 4148, the Humane Cosmetics Act, on March 5. A Congressional briefing, “Global regulations and advancements in alternatives to animal testing for cosmetics,” will be held on March 11.

Cruelty Free International has created a petition asking legislators to co-sponsor the Humane Cosmetics Act Bill. To sign, click here.

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