Target: “American Beauty” actress Thora Birch
Goal: Thank Thora Birch for using her celebrity to call for a U.S. ban on animal testing for cosmetics
“American Beauty” actress Thora Birch recently joined Cruelty-Free International to speak out against cosmetics testing on animals, which is still allowed in the United States. The vegetarian actress is hoping that now that the California Cruelty Free Cosmetics Resolution passed in The Golden State, that the rest of the country will condemn the horrific practice of animal testing for cosmetics.
“It is a shame that in the United States animals can still be subjected to agonizing tests for cosmetics despite the availability of modern non-animal tests. Testing cosmetics on animals is an outdated and unnecessary practice. It’s also cruel. Our nation’s largest trading partner, the European Union, has banned the sale of animal tested cosmetics and proven it is possible to produce safe cosmetics without harming animals,” Birch said. “For over a decade California has required that modern non-animal tests be used to ensure product safety before resorting to cruel outdated animal tests. Now the California legislature has passed the Cruelty Free Cosmetics Resolution calling for an end to cruel cosmetics tests nationwide. I’m proud to join Cruelty Free International and the state of California in calling for a US ban on animal testing for cosmetics.”
Birch has been known to use her fame to support a number of causes. Earlier this year, she participated in a benefit for Race to Erase MS, which raised over $1.75 million. She has also helped to fight childhood obesity by supporting Carousel of Hope and she participated in an auction which raised money for Best Buddies, a non-profit organization which works to create opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Please take a moment to thank Thora Birch for fighting against cosmetics testing on animals and all of the other great work she does to support important causes.
Dear Thora Birch,
I was pleased to learn that you are using your celebrity to speak out against the cruel and unnecessary practice of animal testing for cosmetics. This horrific practice needs to be banned in the U.S. and by adding your name to the long list of people opposed to animal testing, you are helping to raise awareness to this important cause.
Thank you for speaking out against cosmetics testing on animals and for all of the other important work that you do with non-profit organizations.
[Your Name Here]
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