Target: Ellen Degeneres
Goal: Stop endorsing Cover Girl until they stop testing on animals
Ellen Degeneres is one of America’s favorite talk show hosts. Since going vegan a few years ago, she has drawn broad attention to the vegan lifestyle. But despite the fact that she has decided not to eat animal products, she continues to endorse Cover Girl, a company that tests its products on animals and uses animal byproducts in its cosmetics. Celebrities are constantly pushing products that are made in sweatshops, tested on animals, or exploit people or the environment. It’s time for those who seem socially responsible, like Ellen, to take a stand against these practices. Join in signing this petition and make your voice heard.
Animal testing is an outdated and unnecessary form of cruelty. Technological advances have made it possible for scientists to test products on virtual and artificial human “skin” and “eyes” that imitate the body’s properties. This means that it is no longer necessary to drop chemicals in animals’ eyes and pump chemicals into their stomachs to make sure products are safe.
In addition to testing on animals, cosmetic companies like Cover Girl also use animal byproducts in their cosmetics. Animal fats are used as binders that make skin soft and smooth and also make the product last longer on the skin. Wouldn’t anyone who refuses to eat animal products find it undesirable to put animal products on their bodies?
By signing this petition, you are asking Ellen to take a stand against animal abuse by discontinuing her endorsement of Cover Girl products.
As one of America’s favorite talk show hosts, you are in a position to raise widespread awareness about animal cruelty. Your promotion of a vegan lifestyle has more than likely caused many people to at least consider the idea of going vegan, if not completely persuading them to make that change. However, your endorsement of Cover Girl products is in conflict with many of the ideas veganism stands for.
Technology now exists that allows scientists to test products on artificial human “skin” and “eyes” that mimic the body’s properties. Therefore, the need to test on animals has been reduced if not eliminated. As one of the top-selling cosmetic companies in the world, Cover Girl has the budget to test its products without the use of animals. In addition to testing on animals, Cover Girl also uses animal ingredients in its products. If you won’t put animal products in your body, you shouldn’t put them on your body either.
We urge you to use your mass audience appeal to raise awareness about animal cruelty by discontinuing your endorsement of Cover Girl products.
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