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Kunal Nayyar joins list of celebrities calling for ban on animal testing

Kunal Nayyar with his rescue dog Boba
Leslie Hassler / Cruelty Free International

‘The Big Bang Theory’ actor Kunal Nayyar has teamed up with Cruelty Free International to campaign for a ban on animal testing in the U.S., reported the Huffington Post on Monday.

"I am delighted to join the Cruelty Free International campaign to end the use of animals for cosmetics tests around the world.” Nayyar said. “I am proud that in England, where I was born, and in India, where I grew up and have lived for many years, animal testing for cosmetics has already been banned. The U.S now has the opportunity to follow suit and I urge everyone to get behind the Humane Cosmetics Act. "

Nayyar, who plays Raj Koothrappali on ‘The Big Bang Theory', is the second cast member from the show to campaign for a ban on animal tests for cosmetics. Mayim Bialik joined Cruelty Free International’s campaign in March.

Other celebrities supporting the cruelty-free cosmetics campaign include Sir Paul McCartney, Ricky Gervais, Peter Dinklage, Norman Reedus and Ashley Bell. U.S. Representative Jim Moran (D-VA) introduced the Humane Cosmetics Act on March 5.

Nayyar is shown in the photo above with his rescue dog 'Boba.'

A petition created by Cruelty Free International asking legislators to co-sponsor the Humane Cosmetics Act Bill has received more than 10,000 signatures.

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