Target: Mayim Bialik and Kunal Nayyar
Goal: Thank Mayim Bialik and Kunal Nayyar for speaking out against animal testing
The cast of the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory are not only intelligent and hilarious, they are also compassionate towards animals. Mayim Bialik, who plays Sheldon’s “girl who is a friend” Amy, and Kunal Nayyar, who plays the shy, astrophysicist Raj, have both teamed up with Cruelty-Free International to support a ban on cosmetics tests on animals.
Bialik, a long-time vegan and animal activist, joined Cruelty-Free International’s campaign for a U.S. ban on animal testing in March 2014. “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people of the United States to join me, and Cruelty Free International, to call on the U.S Government to end the outdated use of animals for cosmetics testing once and for all,” said Bialik. “It doesn’t take a genius to know that using animals for these cruel and unnecessary tests is unjustifiable.”
More recently, Kunal Nayyar joined the fight against torturing animals for cosmetics and product testing. He says, “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.”
The Humane Cosmetics Act was introduced earlier this year in the U.S. Congress. The bill, introduced by Jim Moran, D-VA, and supported by Michael Grimm, R-NY, would ban cosmetics testing on animals and prohibit the sale of products that were tested on animals.
Celebrities like Mayim Bialik and Kunal Nayyar are raising awareness to this bill and encouraging their fans to support a ban on cosmetics testing on animals. Please take a moment to thank them for using their fame to speak out against animal cruelty.
Dear Mayim Bialik and Kunal Nayyar,
I was thrilled to learn that you are supporting Cruelty-Free International and a ban on cosmetics testing on animals. It is great to learn that the cast members of The Big Bang Theory are not only intelligent and hilarious, but that they are also compassionate towards animals.
By encouraging your fans to support a ban on cruel cosmetics testing on animals, we have a better chance of passing the Humane Cosmetics Act and seeing an end to this unnecessary cruelty in the U.S. once and for all. Thank you for using your fame to promote the betterment of our four-legged friends.
[Your Name Here]
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