Target: Eva Mendes
Goal: Convince Eva Mendes to encourage the humane treatment of animals by not endorsing products by companies that test on them.
Eva Mendes keeps herself busy as a model, actress, home furnishings designer and recording artist. With so many things to do, it gives cause to wonder why she needs to add selling products that were tested on animals to her to-do list. By endorsing Pantene, Eva is helping Procter & Gamble, a company that tests on animals, sell products. Not only does Procter & Gamble test on animals, it is one of the worst offenders when it comes to animal testing. Ask Eva Mendes to encourage the humane treatment of animals by discontinuing her endorsement of Pantene, despite contractual obligations.
Procter & Gamble has a long history of cruel animal testing practices. Although it has claimed for years that it is seeking alternatives to animal testing, some animal activist sites say Procter & Gamble is lying. To test Procter & Gamble’s products, scientists place rabbits, dogs, hamsters, guinea pigs and other animals in restraining devices so they can’t struggle while they have experiments performed on them. The experiments include poisoning animals with toxins, burning their eyes with chemicals and sometimes killing them. The animals are not sedated or given painkillers and sometimes break their necks or backs trying to escape from the pain. As if that’s not cruel enough, these animals also don’t receive basic care while they’re still alive.
Animal testing is an outdated and unnecessary form of cruelty.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.
It’s time for celebrities to stop endorsing products without having any care or concern for the social or environmental consequences. They have the power to influence and educate the public on important issues and instead they opt to make money no matter what the cost to the planet. Tell Eva Mendes to help change this sad fact by discontinuing her endorsement of Pantene despite contractual obligations.
Dear Eva Mendes,
As a model, actress and recording artist, you have wide-reaching influence that you could use to help educate the public on important issues. Instead, you have allowed yourself to be the face for a product made by a company that tests on animals. In order to test Procter & Gamble’s products, scientists put cleaning chemicals directly into dogs’ stomachs and force mice to eat synthetic musk and other fragrances. They also put chemicals in animals’ eyes, toxins in their stomachs, and sometimes kill them. All of this occurs without sedating the animals or giving them painkillers.
Animal testing is no longer necessary thanks to technological advances. There is no reason why a company that can afford to pay you to endorse its products can’t afford to use cruelty-free testing practices. We urge you to use your celebrity influence to educate people on animal testing by discontinuing your endorsement of Pantene.
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