We love celebrity pets here at Reel Life With Jane, especially when they’re involved in a great cause! Actress Ashley Bell has joined Cruelty Free International to call for an end to cosmetics tests on animals in the USA, as part of the non-profit’s mission to end product testing on animals worldwide. Here she is with her cute dog Suzette.
Ashley is set to make her Broadway debut in “Machinal” this winter, and most recently starred in AMC’s “The Walking Dead” webisode series “The Oath.” We also marveled at her flexibility in “The Last Exorcism”!
She says, “In this day and age, it’s unconscionable that animals are forced to suffer for beauty products here in the U.S. I make the right choice, the humane choice, and only use cosmetics that are not tested on animals.”
She adds, “I’m happy to support the great work of Cruelty Free International, the organization committed to ending cosmetic animal testing in the U.S. Europe has already established a groundbreaking change for animals by banning these cruel tests. It is now time for the U.S. to do the same.”
At home and during filming, Ashley insists on using only cruelty free products, and wore Leaping Bunny certified cosmetics Tata Harper Skincare and Arbonne Cosmetics as she posed with her dog, Suzette, in a Cruelty Free International t-shirt to raise awareness of the continued cruel use of animals to test everyday cosmetic and personal care products, from soap to toothpaste.
Animal tests involve rabbits, guinea pigs, mice and rats who can be injected, gassed, force-fed and killed for cosmetics. Ashley and Cruelty Free International are joining forces to bring about a ban in the U.S. following Europe’s lead, and move the U.S. off the global list of countries that still allow animals to be used in painful and fatal test to develop beauty products.
As well as supporting the work of Cruelty Free International, Ashley is currently directing and producing “Love and & Bananas,” a feature length documentary that aims to educate the public and help end the universal practice of training elephants through cruel and abusive methods.
Ashley joins Cruelty Free International celebrity supporters Sir Paul McCartney, Norman Reedus, Joss Stone and Global Ambassadors Peter Dinklage and Ricky Gervais, who starred in a video launching the global organization last year.
Cruelty Free International is celebrating a ban on animal tests for new cosmetics products to be sold in Europe from March 2013. This significant historical milestone was achieved after more than 20 years of campaigning by Cruelty Free International’s founding organization, the BUAV.
Cruelty Free International works with governments, regulators, companies and partner organizations worldwide and has placed the issue of animal testing on the agenda of many governments for the very first time as part of a global strategy to tackle product testing on animals. With offices in London, Boston and Singapore, Cruelty Free International is applying its determination and vision on a global stage to repeat its success in Europe worldwide.