You should know by now that Leona Lewis is a huge animal lover.
So she's used Valentine's Day as an opportunity to send a Valentine's Day card to the European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy to ask for his support in the Humane Society International's CrueltyFree2013 initiative against animal testing.
"Like most girls, I love make-up, but my ethical principles are also very important to me. No new lipstick, eye-liner or other cosmetics ingredient can ever be worth the suffering and death of defenseless animals forced to endure painful toxicity tests."
Making sure to drive her point home, she continued:
"These gentle animals are killed by the hundreds in some tests, despite the fact that manufacturing products free of new animal testing is perfectly possible through the use of thousands of existing, safe ingredients.
Animals have suffered enough – if their pain has been deemed immoral within the EU, it must also be immoral outside the EU. To trade in their pain would be hypocrisy."
This may seem confusing to some because animal testing has been banned in the European Union (EU) but the problem is on products imported.
Products tested on animals in other countries can still be imported and sold within the EU.
Let's hope her letter has an effect on the EU because then maybe America will follow suit and stop testing on the poor animals.
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