Target: Sheri McCoy, CEO of Avon
Goal: Stop testing cosmetic products on animals.
Avon has a long history of being a cruelty-free company. However, in recent years, the company has started to conduct animal tests overseas. Animal testing is still mandatory for cosmetics is some countries such as China, and when companies such as Avon choose to conduct business there, that company is choosing to endorse animal testing. Avon is no longer cruelty-free and needs to come clean about its animal testing overseas.
Animal testing for cosmetics is an archaic, cruel, and unnecessary practice. Many alternatives are available, such as using synthetic human skin cells, stem cells, and a large database of existing research. No animals need to be tortured and killed for cosmetic products. Animals that are test subjects undergo numerous forms of abuse, such as having chemicals dropped in their eyes, being force-fed toxic mixtures, and having their skin smeared with chemical-ridden ointments. These animals are often injured and ultimately killed in the process.
Avon used to be an industry leader in ensuring that no animals were injured or killed in the production of its products. Now, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has removed its endorsement of Avon as a cruelty-free company. Please ask Avon to stop animal testing.
Dear Sheri McCoy, CEO of Avon,
Until recently, your company was an industry leader in refusing to test your products on animals. However, according to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, you have recently begun ordering animal tests on your facilities overseas, particularly in China, where animal testing is compulsory for cosmetics. These animal tests are cruel and unnecessary, since so many safe alternatives exist in the modern world. As you know, using synthetic skin cells, stem cells, or preexisting research has enabled many cosmetic companies to remain truly cruelty-free.
Animal test subjects undergo horrendous abuse. Chemicals are squeezed into their eyes, causing searing pain and blindness. They also suffer from horrible skin conditions and often die during the animal testing process. These animals are kept in small cages, terrified and in pain. This abuse is unnecessary to ensure that your products meet safety standards and is not required in the United States.
Avon consumers have trusted your company to remain cruelty-free. Please stop all animal testing.
[Your Name Here]
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