Last week, British comedian Ricky Gervais announced that he will be representing and assisting the new activist organization Cruelty Free International in its goal of eliminating the use of animals in cosmetic testing. On March 15, Gervais tweeted that he could not condone the torture of animals for the sake of shampoo. Shortly thereafter, CFI released a new public service announcement featuring the funnyman, wherein he pets a rabbit and states, “We urgently need a worldwide ban on this cruel and unnecessary suffering … it’s time to close the door on animal testing for good.” According to the campaign’s website, more than 80 percent of the world still allows cosmetic testing on animals.
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