Joss Stone Joins International Campaign to End Cosmetics Testing on Animals

Singer-songwriter Joss Stone is the latest celebrity to join Cruelty Free International in its fight against animal testing for cosmetics.

“Thousands of animals continue to die each year for lipstick, toothpaste, fragrance and other products, so it’s crucial that we campaign for a global ban. Cruelty Free International has taken on this challenge and I am pleased to support them, and I urge you all to do the same,” said Stone.

Based in London, Cruelty Free International was established this spring by the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) with the goal of bringing pointless animal testing to the attention of governments and regulators around the world in a push for a global ban.

“We are thrilled to have Joss Stone on board and are grateful for her support in helping us with our mission for a global ban on the use of animals to test cosmetics,” said Michelle Thew, Cruelty Free International’s Chief Executive.

The EU banned testing on cosmetics and ingredients in 2009, but around the world tens of thousands of helpless animals are still subjected to sadistically cruel, painful and unnecessary experiments by a number of companies, despite the fact that reliable non-animal alternatives are widely available.

“Incredibly over 80% of the world still allows animals to be used in cruel experiments for the sake of beauty. Despite progress with some countries and companies, animals, including rabbits, guinea pigs, mice and rats are routinely injected, gassed, force-fed and killed for cosmetics testing. In a global market it is important that all countries ban the practice to avoid testing simply moving around the world to those countries with no effective laws,” according to Cruelty Free International.

It’s time for the rest of the world to catch up to countries that have already banned this cruel practice, including Croatia and Norway, which will be joined by Israel in 2015.

If you’re in the market for some new makeup or other products, please look for the Leaping Bunny logo on products to ensure that they are truly cruelty-free and visit Cruelty Free International for more information on the campaign.

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78 comments

Fiona T.
Fi T.3 years ago

Hope this helps publicise the idea of animal welfare

Cindy Rhodes
Cindy Rhodes3 years ago

thank you

Duane B.
.3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Laurie H.
Laurie H.4 years ago

Many Thanks from My Heart, Joss for standing tall for the animals who have no voice. We all must be stand up and be counted, to do away with animal testing for once and for all. No more are these antiquated, cruel methods needed as modern technology is in place and working quite well! I hope and pray, that animal rights will also come into it's own very soon.~

Linda Jarsky
Linda Jarsky4 years ago

If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men. ---St. Francis of Assisi

Carrie Anne Brown

thanks for sharing :)

Fen Drayton
Fen Drayton4 years ago

I have never heard the names of these celebrities before, BUT if they have the GUTS to stand up for the animals in labs, they go to the top of my list of EXCEPTIONAL people. Usually, I don't have a lot of thought for "celebs" coz I just figure they are "people" like the rest of us, but taking a public stand like this, changes the picture immensly. Its one thing to do research in medicine, ( and I don't really approve of that either) but to do these CRIMES, solely for the sake of VANITY and EGO??????? NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! That is REPREHENSIBLE! Our prisons are full of folk that actually DESERVE this kind of misery... so go THERE for the next bunch of "subjects".

Jennifer C.
Past Member 4 years ago

Thanks.

Yulan Lawson
Yulan Lawson4 years ago

Great add thanks Joss.

Katherine Wright
Katherine Wright4 years ago

Thank you Joss and Ricky for standing up to animal testing. And to the 1% who voted no on the poll.....you are a despicable, shameless lot.

Anyone who speaks up against the abuses against animals is a true hero in my book.