Anderson Calls On E.U. Officials To Honor Animal Testing Ban

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September 21, 2011 | 4:15am EST

Pamela Anderson has fired off a letter to European Union (E.U.) officials begging them to implement a plan to outlaw cosmetics which have been tested on animals within the next two years.
The Baywatch star, who is an avid animal rights activist, is urging European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy John Dalli to honor the deadline which was put in place for a blanket ban on sales of products developed using the controversial procedure by 2013.

Anderson has written on behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) following rumors officials are planning to delay the legislation.

She writes, “I was distressed to hear from PETA that the European Commission is considering delaying the 2013 deadline to end the sale of cosmetics tested on animals. I hope it’s just a nasty rumor, but if there’s any truth to it, please do right by the European citizens who overwhelmingly support the ban – as well as the thousands of animals affected – by honoring the original deadline.

“I love cosmetics, but there’s no reason for animals to suffer for lip gloss and eye-liner; those cruel tests are from another era. Today, there are effective and 100 per cent humane non-animal testing methods. We also already know thousands of ingredients that have a long history of safe use. Hundreds of manufacturers have already been using them for years! Please, don’t turn back the clock.

“This legislation is a huge step forward and sets an example for countries around the world to eliminate animal testing for cosmetics. Please ensure that the ban moves forward without delay.”

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