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The Ugly Side of Beauty

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Photo:PeTA

The European Union banned all testing on animals for cosmetics. People thought this was the beginning of the end to all animal testing. Sadly, with the opening of new markets, mostly those in China, it seems to be the end of this beginning. Several companies have gone back to torturing animals for beauty´s sake – and to make more money.

“There’s nothing beautiful about dripping chemicals into gentle rabbits’ eyes or rubbing substances onto their abraded skin—yet cosmetics companies such as Estée Lauder and Revlon are paying to have it done anyway.

After more than 20 years of operating cruelty-free, these companies are paying for archaic product tests that poison and kill rabbits, mice, guinea pigs, and other animals, in order to sell their products in China. It’s a disappointing backslide into cruel testing policies—and one that Estée Lauder and Revlon made in secret, without informing their customers about the change.”

Please read more, sign the petition, reblog, share and spread the news

http://www.peta.org/action/action-alerts/avon-mary-kay-estee-lauder-revlon-paying-tests-animals/

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Good News: No More Bunny Torture at French Connection

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Photo:PeTA

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Another great story on how much you can do to save animals from being tortured by simply signing a petition and speaking up against something as unnecessary as rabbit hair in clothing.

“After receiving more than 100,000 e-mails from supporters of PETA and its international affiliates, U.K.-based retail giant French Connection announced that it has committed to banning the sale of all products made with angora wool. French Connection joins dozens of other companies—including Gap Inc., Lands’ End, QVC, and Express, Inc.—in banning angora. This just shows that, when the public speaks, even major corporations listen, so please ask J.Crew and Ralph Lauren to drop wool immediately.”

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Think of All the Farm Animals Today

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Photo:Day For Farm Animals

October 2nd is World Farm Animals Day

 

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Every Thread a Scream

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Photo:PeTA

So soft and cuddly. So pure. So lush. But totally unnecessary. There are so many man-made materials nowadays available that can reproduce the same softness, making this kind of torture completely outdated. And the man-made materials are wearable by everyone, including those allergic to so many animal products.

“French Connection has made the heartless decision to resume its sales of angora, despite being fully informed of the fact that angora is torn from the bodies of live rabbits. Rabbits scream in pain when their fur is ripped from their bodies, and they need your help today! Rabbits who have their fur cut or sheared instead still suffer greatly: Their front and back legs are tethered tightly, and they’re stretched out on boards or suspended in the air. The cutting tools that are used invariably wound the rabbits as they struggle to escape. Afterward, these highly sensitive, social animals are left in shock—they lie motionless inside their tiny, filthy cages, where they’re denied solid flooring and bedding.”

Please read more here and sign the petition

http://www.peta.org/action/action-alerts/urge-french-connection-stop-selling-angora-wool/?utm_campaign=French%20Connection%20Angora&utm_source=PETA%20E-Mail&utm_medium=Alert

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Merle, the Little Wild Rabbit

 

Photo: Alexandra´s Animal Awareness Blog

Photo: Alexandra´s Animal Awareness Blog

Merle died in my arms. She had been sitting on the side walk and had not moved when I walked close by. I knew something was wrong with her, so I picked her up to check for some obvious injuries, put her in a safe place, gave her some fresh grass. She raised her head and looked at me after a while, seemingly not as terrified as at first.

But then she rolled over on her side and her heart stopped beating.

I know that she is one of almost uncountable many rabbits out there, dying either of natural course (only very few), of being hit by cars, trains, tractors, etc.; being killed through testings on animals; being killed for their fur; being killed for fun by hunters and other strange people who get a kick out death.

I know all of that. For me, Merle was someone special, someone singular and unique.

 

Here are some helpful websites on rabbits – there actually are no statistics out there on how many rabbits die because humans killed them:

http://www.pleasebekind.com/rabbit.html

http://www.adaptt.org/killcounter.html

http://www.rabbit.org/journal/3-1/sheltering-spirit.html

http://www.rabbitmatters.com/wildrabbits.html

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6166113.stm

 

Saving one animal will not change the world, but the world will change for that one animal – and for you.

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