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Katie Cleary - at the forefront of The California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act
"If we have more companies like COVERGIRL speaking out against animal testing, and stopping it, we have the opportunity to change the world for all sentient beings"
By: Weil Public Relations
"COVERGIRL is the largest cosmetics brand to end animal testing for cosmetics, and it is an ideal time for mainstream media to delve deeper into the many layers of what this means worldwide," states Cleary.
"I applaud COVERGIRL for choosing compassion over cruelty and joining the worldwide movement to end animal testing for cosmetics," Cleary states. "It's a huge milestone that should continue to stress the importance of ending animal testing for cosmetics. Hopefully this will lead the way for other beauty companies that have yet to adopt anti-animal testing philosophies and practices."
It is estimated that more than 100 million animals – including mice, rats, frogs, dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, monkeys, fish and birds – are recklessly killed for animal testing experiments each year in the United States.
"Animals and humans don't always have the same reaction to chemicals and products," states Judie Mancuso, founder of Social Compassion in Legislation, in Los Angeles. "Approximately half a million animals are killed, just for vanity, to be tested on for cosmetics every year. It's time to end this archaic model."
Cleary's World Animal News website was among the first media outlets to break the news that COVERGIRL is now Leaping Bunny certified by Cruelty Free International.
Katie Cleary is an international model, award-winning producer and animal welfare advocate who spends her time helping animals across the globe. She is the founder of Peace 4 Animals, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting wildlife and companion animals, and the creator of World Animal News, delivering breaking news to readers worldwide. She is also the executive producer of the 2012 documentary, "Give Me Shelter," which premiered on Netflix, and she's currently working on her second documentary, "We Are One," which highlights people around the world fighting to protect animals from extinction.
Weil Public Relations
Page Updated Last on: Dec 12, 2018