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Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt poses in shocking animal rights billboard
Published in Bikya Masr on 11 - 01 - 2012

LONDON: Former Pussycat Dolls star Kimberly Wyatt has shocked Europe with a photoshoot calling for the European Union to honor a law passed to bar animal testing.
The image now plastered on billboards for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), shows her as a victim of vivisection – animal testing – with sores on her eyes and mouth, in an effort to boost public awareness of the horrors of animal testing.
The EU had previously passed a law to ban the sale of cosmetics that contain products previously tested on animals, but the European body has moved slowly in implementing the measures.
The grisly photo shows blonde Wyatt staring into the camera alongside a mirror image of herself with ‘weeping' red and orange sores on her lips, cheek, eyelid and forehead, above the slogan, “Animal-Tested Cosmetics: The Ugly Side of Beauty. Don't Postpone the EU Ban.”
Animal rights activists told Bikyamasr.com in London that they hope “it catches people's attention.”
“There is no need to test all these ingredients on animals in today's world,” said London-based activist Sarah Evans. She told Bikyamasr.com that “too often people just don't know about what is in products and getting awareness is the first step in ending these practices.”
The new campaign comes as PETA fears the EU will not implement their testing ban on cosmetics ahead of the 2013 deadline.
“It makes me ill to think that rabbits and other animals are still being force-fed toxic chemicals for the sake of lipstick and shampoo. This ban has been coming for 10 years – the European Commission shouldn't let this cruelty continue for even one year more,” said Wyatt.
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ShortURL: http://goo.gl/XuDj2
Tags: Animal Testing, Cosmetics, Kimberly Wyatt, PETA
Section: Animals, Europe, Going Green, Health


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