Great news, Green Monsters! Actress Mayim Bialik, well-known for her role as Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler in “The Big Bang Theory” (and less well-known for her talents as a vegan sandwich-maker), has just called for an end to cosmetics animal testing in the U.S.
Bialik is fronting a campaign by Cruelty Free International, who wants the use of animals in laboratory testing to be outlawed. She says, “It is very important to me to speak out on behalf of animals who cannot protest their suffering and ask the compassionate people of the United States to join me, and Cruelty Free International, to call on the U.S. Government to end the outdated use of animals for cosmetics testing once and for all.”
“It doesn’t take a genius to know that using animals for these cruel and unnecessary tests is unjustifiable.”
CFI Chief Executive, Michelle Thew, says, “we are delighted that Mayim has joined us to speak out for the thousands of animals who continue to suffer in cosmetics tests here in the U.S. With the introduction of the Humane Cosmetics Act, we are hopeful that it won’t be long before animal cosmetics testing here in the U.S is consigned to history.”
U.S. Representative Jim Moran’s introduction of the Humane Cosmetics Act on March 5 undoubtedly represents a HUGE step forward for animal rights. As opinions on animal testing continue to change, and millions speak out on behalf of defenseless test subjects, it looks like animal testing really could be on the way out!
And Mayim is not the only famous face advocating a ban on animal testing. CFI’s campaign is also being supported by “Game of Thrones” actor Peter Dinklage, as well as Norman Reedus of “The Walking Dead.” You too can show your support by signing this petition, and asking your legislator to co-sponsor the Humane Cosmetics Bill.